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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Stanwood, WA


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

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence. However, if you were in a fatal motorcycle accident 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 Stanwood

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

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

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Don't Settle For An Insurance Company's Offer
You deserve fair compensation for your injury.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and suffered an injury, you need quality representation. Insurance companies won’t make it easy, and they may not offer what you deserve. Don’t rely on them too. The law offices of Rico Tessandore are here to help you.
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Motorcycle Accidents in Stanwood: What You Need To Know
People tend to assume that motorcyclists are inherent risk-takers. They see them as accident-prone and reckless, but that’s not true. No matter how careful a motorcyclist is, sometimes accidents are unavoidable.

If you were recently in a motorcycle accident, you know how true that is. Injuries can have lasting impacts that affect your future health, capabilities, and the well-being of your family.

Recovering from a motorcycle accident is hard enough, without added concerns like:

  • How will we pay our bills?
  • How do I take care of my loved ones?
  • Who’s to blame?
If you’ve suffered an injury from a motorcycle accident in Stanwood, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. If someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior caused the accident, you deserve payment to help cover injury expenses. Rico Tessandore is an experienced Stanwood attorney who specializes in getting accident victims the compensation they deserve. Call him today to learn more.
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Total Motorcycle Accidents in Stanwood
The Washington State Department of Transportation Crash Data Portal provides crash information for accidents that occurred in Stanwood, WA, and the surrounding area.  According to the 2019 data, there were 233 motorcycle involved accidents in Snohomish County alone.

Of those:

  • 82 had possible injuries
  • 55 had minor injuries
  • 38 had serious injuries
  • 7 were fatal accidents
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About Motorcycle Crashes in Stanwood
The Portal’s 2019 data shows that numerous factors were involved in motorcycle accidents which occurred in Snohomish county, including:
  • Drunk Driving
  • Speeding
  • Distracted Driving

And, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is 28 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than a driver in a vehicle. Motorcyclists in Stanwood are no exception. However, this is not because motorcyclists are reckless daredevils.

Motorcycles don’t have the same protection as other vehicles, like seatbelts or windshields. Unfortunately, that means motorcycle crashes, often caused by careless car drivers, can lead to catastrophic injury.

You can’t always stop an accident from happening. If it happens, you may not be able to prevent injuries. But you can make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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Why Should I Hire Rico Tessandore For My Case?
Helping people is our number one goal.

You’ll feel confident with Rico Tessandore Law on your side. Here’s why:

  • Rico has successfully resolved over 1000 cases.
  • He has more than 20 years of legal experience.
  • Rico is a premier trial lawyer — a brilliant litigator with an incredible reputation throughout the legal community.
  • From the moment you call, we promise you’re our top priority.
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How Rico Tessandore Law Can Help With Your Motorcycle Accident Case
An experienced attorney like Rico Tessandore knows how to help when you need it most.
  • By examining every shred of evidence and looking at the motorcycle accident from every possible angle Rico Tessandore will ensure you have a solid case against the insurance company.
  • He will work with your healthcare providers, making sure your bills are paid.
  • He will gather the paper evidence to create the best possible case, including medical bills and police reports.
  • He will advise on questions you may have about your wrecked bike, like what to do with it and how to receive its full value if totaled.
  • Most importantly, Rico Tessandore will ensure you receive what the insurance company owes you. He will go to arbitration, mediation, or court as needed to ensure you get what you’re entitled to.

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

Negligence Law and Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists tend to bear the blame for accidents, even when they’ve been safe drivers. More often than not, another car is responsible for the crash. Sometimes other drivers fail to signal before changing lanes or fail to see a motorcyclist when making an unprotected left turn.

When it comes to motorcycle accidents, the person who brings the lawsuit (aka the plaintiff) is responsible for showing that the defendant (the person they’re suing) was negligent. To do so, they need to show:

That the law requires the defendant to be reasonably careful
In most motorcycle accidents, this is a given as the law requires all drivers to be mindful when they encounter others on the road.

That the defendant failed to be reasonably careful
If another driver failed to signal, drove using aggressive tactics, or was distracted in any way, they failed to be reasonably careful.
That because the defendant wasn’t careful, the plaintiff suffered injuries.
A head wound treated at the scene is obviously from the accident, but sometimes things aren’t so clear cut. Days after the accident, the plaintiff might find they’re having back pain or memory loss. Insurance companies may try to say those symptoms aren’t accident-related.
That the plaintiff is injured or suffered losses
If you were in a motorcycle accident and suffered an injury or loss, it’s important to keep detailed records of doctor bills, prescription costs, lost wages, and so forth. If there aren’t any financial losses or injuries, there’s nothing for the plaintiff to recover.

Gathering Evidence of Negligence After a Motorcycle Accident

Societal stigma can make it hard for motorcyclists to show that another driver was negligent. Insurance companies tend to be more dismissive of motorcycle accidents as well. They want to avoid paying out the large sums that tend to come with personal injury claims. So, if you’re well enough directly after the accident, it’s important to collect as much evidence as you can.

Examples of evidence you might collect include:

  • Police report – make sure to contact the police right away and report the accident
  • Name, contact, and insurance information of any other drivers involved
  • Names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident
  • A diary or journal that documents how you personally felt in the hours, days, and weeks following the accident
You should see a doctor as soon as possible after the crash, even if you feel ok at first. Then, you should call an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, like Rico Tessandore. Helping injured bikers recover their losses is one of his specialties, and he can help you too.

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Reasons Why People Choose Rico Tessandore Law