Olympia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, so you likely need compensation when you’ve been in one. Reaching out to an Olympia motorcycle crash lawyer can help you get back on your feet after your crash.
While motorcycles can give you freedom and excitement that a car can’t, riding one also means giving up many of the protections you have in a car. Unfortunately, when the driver of another vehicle is reckless, that means you may be the one who suffers for it.
At Craig Swapp & Associates, we’ve seen the effects a motorcycle crash can have. You’re probably hurt, unable to work, and traumatized by the terrible experience you’ve been through. That’s why you may need an Olympia motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. Dealing with a motorcycle crash may be difficult, but we can help you get the compensation you need.
Determining Fault for Your Motorcycle Accident
A major obstacle to your case will be proving that the other driver is at fault for your motorcycle accident. Washington is a “fault” state when it comes to car insurance, meaning that your compensation should come from the at-fault driver’s insurer, but with motorcycles, it’s not so simple.
Motorcyclists aren’t required to carry insurance for their motorcycles, which could mean that you’re uninsured. On top of that, insurers may give you trouble because you were on a motorcycle so they don’t have to pay for your damages. They’ll call you reckless or careless and suggest that you were at fault for what happened. Sadly, these false stereotypes often work.
If the insurance company won’t cover your damages after your Olympia motorcycle crash, you may need to file a claim against the other driver. Proving fault can be difficult, but doing it successfully will give you the chance to get fair compensation. We can help.
Accounting for Your Damages
Fortunately, your compensation should cover the damages you’ve suffered because of another person’s reckless actions. These damages should cover not only your expenses, but also your intangible losses, such as the physical pain you’ve felt and the trauma you’ve suffered. While these non-economic damages are capped, you can still receive some compensation.
Getting full compensation starts with calculating what your claim is worth. For this, speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Olympia about what you can include, which may be any or all the following:
- Lost wages
- Mental trauma, which may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Current and future medical expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of earning capacity
Talk to an Olympia Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcyclists don’t have the protections that cars have on the road. That translates to potentially serious injuries. After your accident, the insurance companies you hoped would pay for the other person’s negligence might not help, either. That means you’re stuck with severe injuries and limited options for recovery.
Fortunately, a lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help. We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve, no matter how much the insurance company fights back. From your free consultation to the courtroom, we’ll make sure you get every dollar you deserve.
For more information or to speak with an Olympia motorcycle accident lawyer, reach out to us. Give us a call at 1-800-404-9000, or fill out our contact form below.