Motorcycle accidents leave you with injuries, high expenses, and a lot of questions. Fortunately, a Seattle motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm can help you get the answers you need as you pursue compensation. Start here for help, and give us a call if you find that you need help with your claim for compensation.

What should I do after a motorcycle crash?

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a frightening and traumatic experience. If you are in an accident, your first priority should be your health and safety. If you are injured, seek medical attention right away. Even if you don’t feel injured, it’s a good idea to get checked out by a medical professional as some injuries may not become apparent until later.

After you have taken care of your health, it’s important to gather information about the accident. Get the contact information of the other driver(s), as well as any witnesses to the accident. Take photos of the scene of the accident, including any damage to your motorcycle and any other vehicles involved.

Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Be honest and provide as much detail as you can about the accident. It’s also a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation for your injuries and damages.

Remember, it’s important to take action quickly after a motorcycle accident to protect your health, your rights, and your ability to seek compensation.

Who should I contact about my motorcycle crash?

After an accident, you should have a chance to exchange information so you can call and file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer. You’ll also want to notify your own insurer. Before you make any statements about anything other than the fact that a crash occurred, reach out to a lawyer.

What if I was partly responsible for my motorcycle accident?

Because Washington is a state that recognizes comparative negligence, any negligence on your part will be considered, and your settlement will be reduced by the amount of fault you hold. A lawyer can help reduce the amount of blame laid at your feet.

The insurance company gave me a low settlement offer. What can I do about it?

Remember that you don’t have to accept the offer immediately. If you know what your claim is worth and the insurer won’t cooperate, you may be able to file a claim in the court system to get your damages instead. If you choose to file, you’ll need to file within three years.

My motorcycle was the only vehicle in the accident. Can I still recover compensation?

In some cases, yes. Motorcycles are especially susceptible to poor road conditions, so if the government has neglected to take care of the roads where your accident occurred, you might be owed compensation.

The length of time it takes to settle a motorcycle accident claim in Seattle depends on various factors, such as the complexity of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the willingness of the insurance company to reach a fair settlement. It’s advisable to seek the guidance of a personal injury lawyer who can assist you in navigating the legal process and negotiating a timely and favorable resolution. The duration of the settlement process may vary from weeks to months or even over a year.

What Can I Claim After a Motorcycle Accident?

After a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to claim several types of damages, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries. Here are some common types of damages that you may be able to claim:

  1. Medical expenses: This includes the cost of medical treatment, hospitalization, medication, rehabilitation, and other related expenses.
  2. Lost income: You can claim compensation for the income you lost due to your injuries, including wages, benefits, and other financial losses.
  3. Pain and suffering: You may be able to claim damages for the physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological trauma caused by the accident and your injuries.
  4. Wrongful death: If the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim for damages.

It’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and help you understand your legal options for seeking compensation for your damages.

How can a lawyer help me?

A lawyer can help you win your case and maximize the compensation you’re ultimately awarded. It can be difficult to get the settlement you need, so you need someone on your side to fight for your case and make sure you get the help and compensation you deserve.  

Get in Touch with a Seattle Motorcycle Accident Attorney

While your injuries are painful and difficult to deal with and the insurance companies are likely frustrating, we can help. Getting legal help with your case can make a huge difference in the amount of compensation you receive. We can help ensure that it’s as much as possible.

If you have questions or you already believe Craig Swapp & Associates may be the answer, call us at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the online contact form below.