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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Stanwood, WA
STANWOOD MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
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
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:
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.
You’ll feel confident with Rico Tessandore Law on your side. Here’s why:
Negligence Law and Motorcycle Accidents
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.
If another driver failed to signal, drove using aggressive tactics, or was distracted in any way, they failed to be reasonably careful.
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.
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
Examples of evidence you might collect include: