Spokane Hit-by-Car Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
After being hit by a car while riding a motorcycle, you are likely dealing with serious bodily harm, pain, and mounting medical expenses. While we cannot help heal your physical injuries directly, we can help you receive financial compensation that will cover your medical care and any other financial losses you have suffered because of the crash.
Every Spokane hit-by-car motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates has experience representing riders just like you. You can count on us to help you receive the most compensation possible for your personal injury claim.
A critical component of what we do is gathering the evidence to prove what happened during the motorcycle accident. We need to demonstrate how the accident happened and who was responsible for causing it.
By demonstrating negligence, you will be able to sue the other driver and collect damages to cover your accident-related expenses. Helpful evidence may include any of the following:
- Testimony from eyewitnesses
- Accident reports filed by the police
- Video footage from nearby cameras
- Pictures taken at the crash scene and afterwards
- Photos of any road debris and the damage done to the vehicles
- Your accident-related medical records
Even though you have three years in which to file a personal injury lawsuit, it is within your best interests to do so right away so that we can gather this evidence while it is still fresh and easily obtained.
Why Negligence Matters in Motorcycle Crashes
Washington observes contributory fault laws. This means that you can contribute to causing the accident and still recover damages as long as the other driver was more at fault than you. In other words, the car’s driver needs to be 51 percent or more at fault for the crash.
We will work to mitigate the amount of negligence assigned to you so that you can receive as much compensation as possible for your claim. Limiting your own liability is important because the amount of fault you are found responsible for will reduce your settlement.
For example, if the value of your claim is $30,000 and you are 30 percent at fault, you would only receive $21,000. If you were 10 percent at fault, you would receive $27,000. This makes it critical to establish the car driver’s negligence and keep yours as low as possible.
Money for Your Motorcycle Crash Injuries
We can maximize the value of your injury claim by including all of the ways that you have been impacted as a result of the accident. For example, if you have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and find it difficult to ride a bike or get inside of a car, your life will be negatively impacted and it may be difficult for you to engage in normal daily activities. Similarly, a brain or spine injury is all but guaranteed to require significant life changes.
Likewise, we can seek compensation for any losses related to being hit by a car:
- Missing time at work
- Needing to hire caretakers
- Purchasing a new vehicle
- Physical therapy
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
Get Help from a Spokane Motorcycle Crash Attorney
Don’t delay in speaking with an attorney. The sooner you get help, the easier it will be to bring your case to a successful conclusion.