If you, or someone you know, has been killed or injured in a motorcycle crash because of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation.
People who ride motorcycles as a primary means of transportation has significantly increased over the past couple of years both in Washington and across the United States. In 2015, statistics show that motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 4 percent of all people injured, 17 percent of all occupants (driver and passenger) fatalities, and 4 percent of all occupants injured.
Let's put these statistics into perspective. Based on 2015 information, an estimated 88,000 motorcyclists were injured. There were 4,976 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. And, of the 4,976 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes, 94 percent (4,684) were riders and 6 percent (292) were passengers.
Motorcycle accidents often end in catastrophic injuries or death. Other injuries injuries suffered include broken bones and burns, limb amputations, road rash, facial fractures and disfigurement, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and Traumatic Brian Injuries (TBI) and death. A motorcycle crash can have both short-term and long-term consequences for victims. These range from health problems to financial issues, or even the death of a loved one. These very difficult circumstances can place individuals and their families under significant emotional pressures, which insurance companies don't always consider.
At Torres & Haroldson, PLLC, we have the experience to deal with difficult insurance companies, and we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Don't let an insurance company come between you and the compensation you deserve. The insurance bureaucracy is likely to bury you in paperwork and can be more than overwhelming, particularly under difficult circumstances. Our motorcycle crash attorneys know how to navigate the system to get you a fair settlement without backing down. We address each and every case on an individual basis and give you the attention to detail you need.
If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will come to your home or hospital room to provide you with the service you deserve.