Spokane Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Staying Safe on the Road & Knowing Your Rights Under the Civil Justice System
The accident happened so quickly. One moment, you are enjoying your regular
motorcycle ride. The next moment, you suddenly find yourself lying on
the road or in a hospital bed. A driver wasn’t paying attention
and hit you. Now, you are faced with physical pain and disability, mounting
medical bills, and loss of your wages, among other life-impacting damages.
You are a motorcycle accident victim.
The next steps you take are critically important. After a motorcycle accident
or crash, it is vital to protect your rights by calling an attorney.
You probably have a lot of serious questions, such as:
- Will I be able to recover full compensation for my injuries?
- What does it take to hold the at-fault driver responsible?
- How much does hiring a professional lawyer cost?
Sweetser Law Office is available to answer any questions you have for free. Our Spokane motorcycle
accident attorneys are experienced in protecting the rights of seriously
injured motorcycle riders. The sooner you call, the better we are able
to assist you – especially before the other driver’s insurance
company begins calling. You might need to preserve critical evidence,
have a private investigation conducted, obtain medical records and medical
testimony, or contact eye witnesses.
There is zero cost, zero obligation, and zero risk to
consult with us today.
No Upfront Fees
Why wait? By contacting
Sweetser Law Office for
free legal advice, we can arrange a consultation at the hospital, your home, by phone, or
at our Spokane office. Our motorcycle lawyers work on a contingency fee
basis, which means there are no upfront fees and we only get paid if we
recover compensation for your injuries. Our
contingency fees allow Sweetser Law Office to investigate your motorcycle accident without
financial obligations for you to worry about.
What Are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Risks Associated
with Riding a Motorcycle?
It is no secret that motorcycle riders are depicted in popular films and
on television as reckless riders with a death wish, but this is far from
the truth. In actuality, the drivers of passenger vehicles are at-fault
in the majority of motorcycle collisions, not motorcyclists.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Driver lacks awareness of the motorcycle on the road
- Running a stop sign or red light without seeing an approaching motorcycle.
- Failing to completely stop before turning right on red (i.e. “California
Distracted driving, texting while driving, or phone use.
- Failing to check blind spots, or yield the right-of-way, before changing lanes.
- Driving over the speed limit and therefore being unable to avoid a motorcycle
Due to the stereotype of motorcyclists as reckless or speedy, hiring an
experienced trial lawyer is in your best interest. The stereotype is particularly
unfortunate when you consider that motorcycle riders involved in a crash
are at a much higher risk of serious or fatal injury. The National Highway
Traffic Highway Safety Administration reports that in 2012, the nation
saw a 7% increase in fatalities and injuries caused by motorcycle accidents.
Almost 5,000 bikers were killed because of such accidents, while over
93,000 were injured.
For motorcyclists, there is a fine line between a near miss and a catastrophic
injury. Motorcycle riders are relatively unprotected from the force of
a collision, the road surface, or roadside objects such as trees or poles.
Even a minor rear-end collision can easily be fatal or result in life-long
Everyone has a responsibility to share the road and follow safety regulations.
Those who fail to do so not only endanger themselves, but everyone on
the streets with them. Sweetser Law Office has been relentless is in our
advocacy on behalf of injured motorcyclists, and educating the public
about being aware of motorcyclists on the road. Our motorcycle attorneys
continue to help injured riders, and if a death is involved their family
members, to obtain the compensation to which they are entitled.
Motorcycle Accident & Safety Resources
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Get the Representation You Deserve - Call Sweetser Law Office
If you were involved in an accident, it is important to obtain experienced
legal representation to fight for your rights. When a crash occurs, the
other party is already building a defense against you. You want someone
who will understand and prioritize your needs. At Sweetser Law Office,
our motorcycle attorneys help injured victims all across Spokane. We get
to know our clients in order to better their case. To us, our clients
are more than just business contracts, they are family. We will not rest
until we help the victim of negligence or distractions recover the compensation
Call today at (509) 219-0020 to start your road to recovery.