Washington Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel is here to help you navigate the difficult and stressful process of a motorcycle accident lawsuit, including dealing with insurance companies and motorcycle manufacturers.

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According to the Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycle crashes are 26 times more fatal than automobile collisions. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel’s experienced team of attorneys are prepared to navigate a lawsuit and help you with insurance companies and motorcycle manufacturers.

“They helped turn a bad situation into the best possible outcome considering the circumstances.”

– Kevin Vandervaate

What Causes a Motorcycle Accident?

  • Other Drivers: The number one danger for motorcycle riders is other drivers in bigger automobiles, who are less likely to be aware of their surroundings, especially at night or during inclement weather.
  • Improper Safety Gear: Without safety features like seat belts and airbags, safety gear is a motorcyclists only protection. Always ride with proper safety gear, so that a minor crash doesn’t become a tragedy.
  • Bad Driving Conditions: Neglected roads that aren’t up to safety standards can make safe driving more difficult, or even impossible. Nasty weather; rain, snow, and ice, can also impair your driving abilities.
  • Motorcycle Defects: Keeping your motorcycle in good working order is a necessity for safe driving. Cases of failed maintenance or cases of factory defects can lead to increase the risk of a motorcycle accident.

Washington Motorcycle Accident Statistics

As of 2017

Total Traffic Fatalities: 565
Motorcycle Fatalities: 80
Percentage of Total: 14%

  • 75% of all motorcycle fatalities can be traced to causal factors committed by the motorcyclist
  • 86% of motorcycle fatalities on sport bikes were rider-caused
  • 57% of all motorcycle fatalities involve a rider impaired by drugs and/or alcohol.
  • 51% of fatalities involved speeding
  • 91% of motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes are male
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