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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN EVERETT, WA​

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The best way to get a free consultation for your motorcycle accident case is by contacting Wells|Trumbull. They have the experience and knowledge necessary in order to help you.

WELLS|TRUMBULL OF EVERETT IS YOUR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER

A motorcycle doesn’t offer the same level of protection as an automobile or a truck, and Motorcyclists have less separating them from the roadway and its hazards. For this reason, motorcycle accidents can be more severe than other vehicle collisions since motorists are at a greater risk of being hurt in the event of a crash.

Our 30 years of experience have shown that the Wells|Trumbull team can help you get your life back on track. Give the legal team of Wells|Trumbull a call, and they will do everything they can to help you.

COMMON CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IN EVERETT: 

There are a variety of reasons why a motorcycle accident may occur.

These include:

  • Alcohol or drug impairment: Drunk driving or being under the influence of drugs is one of the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents in Washington State. It can be due to over-consumption and impairment from prescription medications that affect your ability to drive safely.

 

  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving is another common cause of motorcycle accidents. Motorists become so engrossed with their cell phones or other electronics that they ignore other roadway vehicles.

 

  • Speeding: Speeding is another common cause of motorcycle accidents.

 

  • Driving too fast for road conditions: This can include fog or rain. In the winter time freezing weather can worsen conditions on the road.

 

  • Failing to yield the right-of-way or an intersection is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. Most drivers don’t expect motorcyclists to come from one direction when making turns at intersections.

 

  • Car drivers are not seeing motorcyclists: This can happen for several reasons, including poor weather conditions, darkness, and other factors. Even if your headlights were working correctly before an accident occurred, it might still be possible for someone else not to see you until it’s too late.
Motorcycle sits outside a coffee chop near Everett, WA.

WHAT COMPENSATION CAN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH VICTIM CLAIM?

In Washington State, personal injury law allows an injured victim to recover damages for:

  • Pain and suffering include physical pain and mental anguish caused by accident. An experienced motorcycle crash attorney can help you determine how much pain you suffered and how long it will take to heal.

 

  • Lost wages: If you missed work due to your injuries, or if your job duties changed because of them, you may be able to collect lost wages.

 

  • Medical expenses: These are costs associated with treating injuries from an accident. These include deductibles, co-pays, and medical bills such as ambulance rides, emergency room visits, and surgeries.

 

  • Mental anguish: Psychological distress caused by an injury can amount to actual damages if proven in court. It often takes the form of physical symptoms like headaches or nausea and anxiety attacks, or depression stemming from the incident itself or its aftermath.

When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is essential to take the proper steps immediately. Here are some tips on what to do after a motorcycle accident:

Get checked out by a doctor.

You should always check with your health care provider if you have been injured in an accident. It will be necessary for your well-being, but it is also good to have evidence that you were injured if you need to file a claim for damages.

Exchange contact information.

It’s best to exchange phone numbers and insurance information with any other drivers involved in the crash, and it can help streamline the negotiation process later on. If possible, take photos of any damage to yourself or your bike to have proof later on when filing claims or negotiating with insurance companies.

Report the accident to the police.

Report your motorcycle accident immediately so that it appears on record and is investigated by law enforcement officials if necessary.

Check for damages and take photos of your bike.

If possible, take photos of the scene and your bike before it’s towed away. Take close-up shots of any visible damage and the other vehicles involved in the crash. Take photos from multiple angles so that there’s no question about how your bike was damaged.

Hiring an Everett Motorcycle Accident Attorney:

Once you have determined that you have been injured in an accident, contact an Everett motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you get an attorney after your accident, the better your chance of receiving compensation for your injuries and damages.

An experienced Wells|Trumbull motorcycle accident attorney will assist you with all aspects of the claim, including:

  • Negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company and their attorney;
  • Handling paperwork for any medical treatment, bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury;
  • Preparing for depositions (questions asked under oath by your attorney);
  • Preparing for trial if necessary;
  • Obtaining expert witnesses who can testify about the cause of your accident;
Motorcyclist on the road in the mountains of Washington state.

EVERETT Motorcycle aCCIDENT FAQ’s

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

You should always seek medical attention immediately after an accident. You may have sustained injuries that need immediate treatment. Your injuries may range from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones or brain injuries. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, it is essential to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. You should also call the police immediately after an accident so they can document the scene and interview witnesses who were present at the time of the crash.

Do I need an attorney for my motorcycle accident claim?

Yes! If someone else caused your motorcycle accident, having an attorney help with settlement negotiations is extremely important. Your attorney will negotiate on your behalf, ensuring that you receive compensation for any damages caused by the crash (medical bills, lost wages, etc.). If the other party refuses to compensate you and their insurance company denies coverage, then an attorney can help you file a lawsuit against them.

What should I do if I’m involved in a motorcycle accident?

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you should immediately contact your insurance company to make sure that you are covered for injuries sustained in the motorcycle crash. If there is any question about your insurance coverage, it’s best to get answers from your provider before seeking treatment at the hospital.

How do I know if I have a case?

We will review your case to determine whether there is a valid claim. We’ll look at factors such as whether or not the other driver was at fault. If they were and they caused your injuries, then we can pursue compensation for those injuries.

What should I expect from my motorcycle accident attorney?

In most cases, you will be able to speak with your lawyer directly and discuss your case without going through a paralegal or other representative. Your Wells|Trumbull lawyer will explain how they will handle your case and what fees are expected up front or as the case progresses.

What is the difference between an automobile accident and a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle accidents often result in more severe injuries than accidents involving other types of vehicles. Motorcycles are smaller and lighter than cars, making them less stable when colliding with other objects or vehicles. Additionally, motorcycles do not have as many safety features as cars, like airbags, seatbelts, and anti-lock breaks (ABS). The lack of these safety features can make it more difficult for riders to avoid an accident or reduce their injuries if they’re involved in one.

Common types of motorcycle accidents:

The most common types of motorcycle accidents are:

  • + Single-vehicle accidents
  • + Head-on collisions
  • + Rear-end collisions
  • + T-bone collisions (where one vehicle is struck from the side)
  • + Loss of control accidents where the motorcycle slides out from under the rider, causing a fall and crash with another car or object.

There is no fee unless we recover money for you! It means that if there isn’t any money available after our efforts, there won’t be any fee charged by Wells|Trumbull. We want everyone who hires us to know that they’ll get top-notch service without worrying about losing money.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you might need an attorney to help you with your claim for damages. The insurance company will try to deny your claim or offer less than it should be worth. An experienced Wells|Trumbull attorney can negotiate on your behalf and help you get the best possible settlement for your injuries.

Motorcycle accident lawyers of Wells|Trumbull help people injured in any case involving motorcycles, including:

  • Motorcycle crashes involve other vehicles (bicycles, cars, and trucks).

 

  • Motorcycle crashes where no other vehicle was involved (impacts occurring due to mechanical failure, road hazards such as potholes or debris).
Motorcycle accidents happen on the freeway.

WHY CHOOSE WELLS TRUMBULL FOR TRUCK ACCIDENT COMPENSATION?  

We’re happy to help with any questions you have about motorcycle accidents in Washington state. Just fill out our free consultation form or give us a call. Wells|Trumbull is proud to offer competent legal counsel to the residents of Everett and the greater Snohomish County region. Our firm’s reputation for excellence is well-earned, and we are always available to assist those in need.

If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, get help from one of our lawyers. Fill out this free consultation form or call to schedule a meeting.

YOUR EVERETT MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS

We are a team of experienced and passionate trial attorneys who place the value of quality representation at an extremely high level. Our concerns are with you and your loved ones, which is why we fight so hard to get the outcome you deserve as individuals. You want to see the results you deserve, and that is why we fight so hard to get outcomes for each family that turns to us.

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Ben Wells

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Joshua Trumbull

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