Motorcycles do not offer the safety and protection of passenger vehicles, and this means that riders are more likely to be seriously injured or killed in the event of an accident. Almost all Seattle motorcycle accidents involve injuries, even when there are no other vehicles involved. Of these injuries, nearly one half of them are serious or life-threatening.
Seattle motorcycle accidents happen for a variety of reasons, and even single-vehicle accidents can be the result of someone else's negligence. A product defect or negligent highway design may be to blame, if not another Washington driver. As a result, if you are ever injured in a Seattle motorcycle accident, you should seek knowledgeable and experienced legal representation to determine if you may have a claim for damages.
Common Motorcycle Injuries In Washington
Common injuries that occur in Washington motorcycle crashes include the following:
- Broken bones, including joints
- Head trauma
- Brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Groin injuries
Seattle motorcycle accidents account for a portion of the over 4,000 motorcyclist deaths that occur in the United States every year. If you have lost a family member in a fatal Seattle motorcycle accident, you may have questions about insurance settlements or wrongful death litigation. The Seattle motorcycle injury attorneys at Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates can answer all of your questions, and help you decide whether and how to pursue financial compensation for your loss.
Preventing Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents
The absolute best way to reduce the risk of Seattle motorcycle accident injuries or death is to wear a well-fitted helmet that has been approved by the United States Department of Transportation. Wearing a helmet with full face coverage can even further reduce the risk of injuries. In particular, full-face helmets significantly lower the risk of facial injuries, which can result in permanent disfigurement.
Even though lacerations and abrasions are rarely considered serious injuries, they occur almost every time there is a motorcycle accident. Our veteran motorcyclist attorney, Richard, understand that while this equipment can be uncomfortable it is important. To prevent them, it is recommended that riders wear heavy boots and other forms of appropriate motorcycle riding gear.
Contact A Seattle Motorcycle Injury Attorney
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Seattle motorcycle accident, the motorcycle injury lawyers at Seattle's Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates will fight for the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney who has handled thousands of Washington personal injury and wrongful death claims, please contact us today.