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Everett Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Everett, WA


We’ve Received Compensation For Hundreds Of People. We Can Help You Too.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence. However, you can take legal action if you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence

Here’s what you need to know when looking for a motorcycle accident lawyer
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

  • What you need to know about motorcycle accidents in Everett

  • Why should I hire Rico Tessandore for my case?
  • How Rico Tessandore will help you in your motorcycle accident

  • Understanding the law of negligence
  • What rights do you have as a motorcyclist?

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Don’t Simply Settle for What the Insurance Companies Offer
You Deserve To Be Fairly Compensated
If you have been in a motorcycle accident of any kind, working with insurance companies and settling medical bills can seem overwhelming. Often, insurance companies that are supposed to help you try to get you to settle for less. However, you do not have to accept what they offer you. Motorcycle accident attorneys can help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
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What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Everett
A motorcycle accident can occur within an instant, often causing severe and life-altering injuries. Many of these injuries can have a lasting impact on your health, future, and even your family’s financial well-being.

During your recovery, you may have several thoughts running through your mind, such as:

  • Why did this happen to me?
  • What can I do to take care of my family?
  • How will we pay our bills?
  • Who is to blame?
If you are suffering from an injury due to a motorcycle accident in Everett because of the recklessness or negligence of someone else, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the expenses. Experienced Everett motorcycle accident attorneys can assist you through every step of the way
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Total Motorcycle Accidents in Everett

The Washington State Department of Transportation provides crash information for accidents that occurred statewide. According to the 2019 data, in the city of Everett, there were 50 motorcycle involved crashes. Of those:

  • 4 were suspected serious injury
  • 12 were suspected minor injury
  • 24 were possible injury
  • 10 were no apparent injury
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Total Motorcycle Accidents in Washington State
According to the Portal’s 2019 data, there were 1,990 motorcycle accidents on all roads statewide. Of those:
  • 90 were fatal crashes
  • 399 were suspected of serious injury accidents
  • 539 were suspected of minor injury accidents
  • 602 were possible injury crashes
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Why Should I Hire a Motorcycle Attorney for My Case?
We’re dedicated to helping people
When you call us, you can be confident knowing:
  • We’ve successfully resolved over 1000 cases.
  • Our motorcycle attorneys are brilliant litigators and excellent trial attorneys.
  • We are highly respected in the legal community.
  • You’re always our top priority.
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How an attorney can help you in a motorcycle accident?
Here are the ways attorneys can help you in your motorcycle accident:
  • They will examine every legal angle and piece of evidence to ensure that you have a strong case against the insurance company.
  • They will work with medical providers to ensure that your medical bills are paid.
  • They will gather your medical records, police reports, and other pieces of evidence to build the best possible case.
  • They will advise you about what to do with your damaged motorcycle or getting fair value if your motorcycle was totaled.
  • Above all, they will help you receive every dollar you deserve in a fair settlement with the insurance company. If necessary, they will go to court, mediation, or arbitration to get you the amount you deserve.

Rico Tessandore is a top notch personal injury attorney. Highly professional and extremely friendly and open. Always answered all of my calls, answered any and all of my questions. Rico is extremely knowledgeable and I would not want anyone else to handle my case. I have and will continue to recommend Rico Tessandore to all friends and family.

Artem D

I would highly recommend Rico Tessandore. He's responsive, knowledgeable, professional, ethical, and a pleasure to work with. Rico genuinely cares about his clients, and he works hard to get them the best possible outcome. I consulted with Rico after a tripping-and-falling incident. I had some medical expenses and wanted some advice. Rico listened to what I had to say and went to work for me. I can't thank him enough for all the work he did. He went way above and beyond my expectations. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.

Becky S

Rico is amazing. Such an honest and down to earth guy. Tells you like it is and is fair. Give him a call and schedule a meeting, you wont be disappointed.

Lacey F

Rico represented me in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred just weeks before my wedding. I was injured, stressed, and felt like my life was unraveling. Rico listened to me, and was not just a wonderful attorney, but also a great friend throughout the process. Rico was a tremendous help to me and my family, and I am forever grateful. I could not have asked for a better attorney.

Sonya G

Understanding the Law of Negligence

The person who brings the lawsuit, called the plaintiff, must show that the defendant (the person being sued) was negligent. If you are the plaintiff, you must show all of the following:
The law requires the defendant to be reasonably careful. In motorcycle accident cases, the law requires drivers to be careful when encountering anyone they meet on the road: passengers, persons in other vehicles, and pedestrians. This is called the “duty of reasonable care.”
The defendant was not careful. This is called “breaching,” or violating, the duty of care. In determining whether a driver was sufficiently careful, the law compares the driver’s conduct with the conduct expected of a “reasonable person.” The law asks: How would a reasonable, prudent person have behaved in the same or similar circumstances? If the defendant’s behavior falls short of how a reasonable person would have acted, the defendant has violated the duty of reasonable care.
The defendant’s conduct caused the plaintiff’s injuries. You must also show that the defendant’s conduct caused your injuries. For example, Laura is claiming she suffered a back injury when Rod rear-ended her motorcycle. Laura must prove that her back injury was caused by the rear-end accident and not due to some other accident or event.
The plaintiff suffered losses and/or was injured. Car accident victims are entitled to compensation for injuries, lost wages or earning capacity, pain and suffering, and property damage (for example, damage to a car). If there aren’t any monetary losses or provable injuries, the plaintiff can’t recover anything. The plaintiff must show evidence of his or her injuries and other financial losses to be compensated. If you are the plaintiff, it’s important to keep complete and detailed records of all injuries, medical expenses, and property damage.

What responsibilities does the motorcycle rider have?

The law requires motorcycle riders to use reasonable care to avoid harming anyone encountered on the road. Here are some examples of specific requirements that the law has imposed on motorcycle riders. Following the laws can mitigate any negligence and liability in the event of an accident.
  • Riders must have a driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement. Washington State motorcycle riders can either complete an approved motorcycle course and present their certificate of completion to a Washington Licensing Services Office with 180 days of completion or take a knowledge and riding skills test with the Department of Licensing (DOL).
  • The motorcycle must be registered. All motorcycles must be registered with the Washington State DOL before legally ridden. The license plate must also be displayed clearly. Motorcycle riders are not required to carry insurance.
  • According to Washington State law, all motorcycles must be equipped with the following:

    • A mirror on the left and right side to ensure riders can see at least 200 feet to the back of the motorcycle and beyond.
    • A windshield, unless the rider wears approved safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield.
    • Grips or handlebars no higher than 30 inches above the bike’s seat or saddle.
    • A muffler.
    • A horn that can make a sound that carries at least 200 feet.
    • Head and tail lamps lit when riding.
  • Motorcyclists are legally required to wear a helmet approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation when riding. Wearing a helmet can protect you from a traumatic brain injury or even save your life in an accident. Insurance companies will also want to know whether the rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
  • Motorcycle riders must obey all of the same traffic laws as drivers. The only exception is that riders can proceed through the intersection at a red light if they have come to a complete stop at a red light and have waited for at least one cycle without the light changing. They may proceed as long as they do not violate the right of way for other pedestrians or vehicles.
  • The law does not allow motorcycle riders to lane split, which is riding their bike between lanes or rows. They must use a full lane or share it with another motorcycle.
  • Only one rider is allowed if the motorcycle has one seat.
  • Motorcycles are not allowed to exceed a sound level of 78 dBA at speeds of 45 mph or less and 82 dBA for speeds over 45 mph.

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