Motorcycle accident victims have it rough, but the process of seeking fair compensation doesn’t have to be difficult, too. Simplify your life by calling an experienced Renton motorcycle crash lawyer.

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but getting hit by a car will end that quickly. Motorcyclists are in much more danger that other travelers but are still subjected to the unfair “reckless biker” stereotype, especially when it comes to insurance claims.

Your expenses could reach huge amounts, which is why many motorcycle accident victims seek the assistance of a Renton motorcycle accident lawyer. At Craig Swapp & Associates, our attorneys will do everything possible to win you the maximum available compensation.

Motorcycle Accident Causes

Motorcycles are hard to see, but they are also likely not to register in a driver’s mind even if they are visible. Auto drivers might change lanes or turn in front of you because they didn’t check their blind spots and mirrors or never registered you at all.

We’ll investigate every aspect of the accident and interview every witness we can find to make sure we find the cause that will lead us to the truly at-fault party. The following are some common causes of motorcycle wrecks in Renton:

  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Drowsy, drugged, drunk, and distracted drivers
  • Drivers not registering a motorcycle in their mirror or next to them
  • Drivers hitting a motorcycle from behind because they judged the distance and speed wrong
  • Speeding drivers hitting or clipping a motorcycle
  • Aggressive driving, such as tailgating or passing too quickly
  • Roadside construction mishaps

The Injuries That Plague Motorcyclists

Because you’re so exposed when riding a motorcycle, your injuries will usually be severe. Working with your medical team, we’ll include every relevant injury in your case.

Common injuries in Renton motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Neck, back, and spine damage
  • Head and facial injuries
  • Badly broken bones
  • Severe burns
  • Lost limbs
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Fair Compensation for Your Damages

It can be hard to translate damages like never walking again or developing PTSD into dollar amounts, but we have to in order to file a solid personal injury claim. Your Renton motorcycle wreck lawyer will collaborate with your doctors and therapists to determine how serious your injuries are and how long they’ll linger.

We may be able to pursue compensation for the following damages in your claim:

  • Medical costs
  • Physical rehabilitation and psychological therapy
  • Lost or reduced wages
  • Modifications to your home, vehicle, and office for any new or worsened disabilities.
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of companionship, consortium, and care
  • Damage to your motorcycle or personal belongings

Shady Insurance Tactics

Insurers don’t care about your needs and will do anything possible to keep you from collecting compensation. Their only goal is to protect their profitability, and they’ll take advantage of that pesky “reckless biker” stereotype to do it.

Under Washington’s comparative negligence law, your compensation is reduced by the same percentage of fault you bear for your accident. If you win $100,000 but are 30 percent at fault, you’ll receive $70,000—30 percent less. That’s why insurers are so motivated to make it seem like your Renton motorcycle accident was your fault.

Reach Out to a Renton Motorcycle Accident Attorney

You deserve justice from the negligent driver who hit you. Your attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates will have in-depth knowledge about these kinds of accidents and the tactics insurers use. We’ll only ever do what’s best for you and your family.

Call us at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the form below to schedule a no-obligation, complimentary consultation with a Renton motorcycle accident lawyer.