Motorcycle Accident

If you’ve been hurt in a wreck that was someone else’s fault, a motorcycle accident attorney can help ensure that you aren’t unfairly blamed and that you have the best opportunity for collecting compensation after your motorcycle accident.

Almost without exception, motorcycle accidents lead to severe damages. For help getting fair compensation for your damages, reach out to a Spokane motorcycle crash lawyer.

A motorcycle accident is one of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents you can be in. If you have been in one, you have likely suffered serious injuries, and, worse, you may not be able to get the coverage you need from your insurance.

Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to catastrophic injuries. Even with a helmet, you could be severely wounded and unable to work. Head injuries are especially common—without a barrier between your body and the road, a collision can be physically devastating.

On top of that, insurance companies can make getting the compensation you need to get back on your feet difficult. The unfortunate truth is that insurance companies try to stereotype motorcyclists. They may unfairly label you as reckless or careless, and this could hurt your claim for compensation.

The state of Washington does not require motorcycle insurance, so you may be stuck without the funds to fix your motorcycle, let alone cover your medical expenses. If you didn’t cause the collision, though, you deserve the compensation you need to get your life back. A Spokane motorcycle accident attorney with our firm can help you get what you need to get through this difficult time.

Cause and Fault in Your Collision

Motorcycles are subject to more issues that may cause accidents than other motor vehicles, such as cars. That means fault can come from many sources, from the operator of the motorcycle to the manufacturer.

One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is that motorcycles are simply more difficult to handle than other vehicles, especially when you encounter road hazards. Issues that might be a minor bump for a car, such as potholes, could be a major difficulty for a motorcyclist. That’s why you may be able to hold a government road authority accountable for your motorcycle crash in Spokane.

Motorcycles are also a small visual target. In fact, over two-thirds of collisions are caused by larger vehicles violating the right-of-way of motorcyclists, often because they did not see the bike.

Another common issue is a high-speed “wobble.” If the tires are not properly aligned, driving at high speeds can cause accidents. These wobble accidents are an issue of design defects, rather than driver error, and you could receive compensation from the manufacturer or a mechanic.

Many of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcycle rider, despite stereotypes that suggest otherwise. If you did not cause your accident, you deserve compensation, and a qualified lawyer can help you get it.

Motorcycle-Related Injuries

In a motorcycle accident, you could easily suffer catastrophic injuries. Because motorcyclists do not have a barrier between them and the road or another vehicle, they are more prone to lethal or even fatal accidents.  

Below are a few possible injuries you might have suffered:

Even a minor accident can cause severe damage, but you have the chance to recover your losses. If you have suffered from any of these injuries, a motorcycle crash lawyer in Spokane can help you pursue full and fair compensation.

Get in Touch with a Motorcycle Collision Attorney in Spokane

If you have been injured in a crash and need help, the attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates are here for you. The insurance companies may label motorcycle owners as reckless or dangerous, but we’re here to make sure your story is heard and help you get your life back.

If you believe you have a viable case, get in touch. Our firm offers a free, no-pressure consultation to help you decide what your next step will be. Simply fill out the form below or give us a call at 1-800-404-9000 to speak with a Spokane motorcycle crash lawyer.