Spokane Dangerous Road Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
When roads are not properly maintained, it creates dangerous driving conditions for motorists—especially for motorcycle riders. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident caused by bad roads, call our office to speak with a Spokane dangerous road motorcycle accident lawyer.
We can answer your questions, properly value your claim, file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf, and protect your interests throughout the entire legal process.
If you were in a single-bike accident while following the rules of the road, your crash may have been the result of dangerous road conditions, such as a pothole or steep shoulder drop-off. In this case, we will need to investigate the condition of the road and determine what feature caused you to crash.
Motorcycles are especially vulnerable to potholes and uneven surfaces, so it’s not uncommon for single-motorcycle crashes to be the fault of poor road conditions.
Determining Negligence for a Motorcycle Crash
Since Washington State has contributory fault laws, if you are found partially to blame, you can still recover financial compensation. However, someone else must be at least 51 percent at fault for you to collect damages.
Our job is to prove negligence while keeping the percentage of blame assigned to you as low as possible. Otherwise, your total reward will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are ten percent at fault, your reward will then be reduced by ten percent.
Who to Sue for a Dangerous Road Accident
Determining fault for motorcycle crashes caused by dangerous roads can be complicated. Doing so requires an investigation into the crash and gathering evidence. In some cases, there may even be more than one party who is partially to blame.
Your accident could be the fault of any of the following entities:
- A government agency tasked with road maintenance
- A private company hired to perform road construction
- A driver or other rider who hit you due to the poor road conditions
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Wrecks
Since motorcycle accidents often cause a rider to be thrown from the bike, injuries tend to be severe. Listed below are just a few of the possibilities:
The severity of your injury will influence the amount of financial compensation you are entitled to receiving. The length of your recovery, how the injury affects your life, and any long-term considerations will need to be accounted for by your settlement.
Receiving Medical Care
After a motorcycle accident caused by a dangerous road, you are entitled to receive medical care so that you can recover to your fullest potential. If you have motorcycle insurance, they should provide you with a claim number that can be used by your doctor for billing. This makes it possible for you to receive medical care without out-of-pocket expenses.
If your insurance company is balking at paying for procedures recommended by your doctor, you should speak with our office right away and we will negotiate with the insurer on your behalf.
Maximizing Monetary Compensation for a Motorcycle Wreck
To get the most compensation possible for your injuries, we will need to determine all of the expenses associated with your motorcycle crash and how your injuries have affected your lifestyle.
For example, you could receive compensation for lost wages if you’ve had to miss work, as well as the cost to retrofit your home due to new physical restrictions. Any expense or negative effect caused by the motorcycle crash should be included in your lawsuit.
Schedule a Consultation with a Spokane Motorcycle Crash Lawyer
To speak with a Spokane dangerous road motorcycle accident lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates, call 1-800-404-9000 or complete our contact form below. We have experience representing motorcycle accident victims and treat every case with the respect and dedication it deserves.