Riding a motorcycle brings a feeling of freedom, a sense of connection with the environment, exhilaration from the roar of the engine, and a heightened level of danger. Motorcycles are less visible, and motorcycle riders are uniquely vulnerable. A crash almost inevitably results in significant injuries to the rider.
The personal injury lawyers at Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers help their motorcycle accident clients receive prompt, full and just compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of others. We have been helping motorcycle crash victims across Washington State collect substantial settlements and awards for more than 39 years. We understand that as a victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be overwhelmed and suffering from emotional, physical and financial burdens. It may be difficult for you to defend your own rights while going through the stressful recovery process. Brett Murphy strives to return victims of motorcycle accidents to the life they led prior to their personal injury. While monetary compensation cannot change the past, it can help victims and their families worry less about the economic side of their future.
We practice throughout Washington State and have offices in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, Bellingham and Mount Vernon. Because of our computer technology, we are paperless and wireless so we can meet with clients anywhere throughout the state.
To learn what we have been able to recover for other victims of motorcycle accidents, visit case results.
More than 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. About one-third of multi-vehicle motorcycle crashes are a result of other motorists turning into the path of the motorcycle. Other injuries and fatalities are caused by unsafe or defective equipment, or poorly maintained property or roads. Motorcyclists account for a high percentage of all serious injuries on the road.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash or have lost someone to a cycle-related death, Brett Murphy personal injury attorneys can make certain that you receive prompt, full and just compensation for medical costs, future medical expenses, lost income, future loss of earning capacity, as well as for general damages for pain, suffering, disfigurement and disability. Our lawyers will:
- Prove any negligence on the part of others involved in the motorcycle accident. Negligence may include reckless or inattentive drivers or badly maintained property and roads.
- Establish any liability for defective motorcycle components or design problems and hold the manufacturer accountable for compensation. Examples of manufacturer defects can be found in the numerous motorcycle recalls due to brakes that fail, defective tires, bolts that snap and other production or design flaws.
- Negotiate a prompt, full and just settlement.
While insurance is designed to address a motorcycle accident victim’s economic issues, it is important to remember that insurance companies are in business to maximize their profits. The job of the insurance adjuster is to settle the personal injury claim for the lowest possible payment. Insurance companies have a ready team of adjusters, investigators and lawyers whose focus is to minimize the amount of money paid to motorcycle accident victims. Should you choose not to be represented by a qualified attorney, you will face the considerable resources of a powerful insurance company alone. Insurance companies pay almost triple the amount of money in cases where the victim is represented by a lawyer. As you are recuperating from the motorcycle accident, the person who caused your injury may have already notified his insurance company, which is already busy trying to minimize their payout.
At Brett Murphy, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys give proactive attention to the needs of each client. Our firm’s lawyers have the training and experience to develop the critical evidence necessary to win your motorcycle accident claim. We help the justice system meet its goal of returning personal injury victims to the life they led prior to their injury. With full, maximum monetary compensation, you can meet the challenge of recovery and worry less about financial losses. We help by coordinating medical payments, organizing documentation and supporting each client through the sometimes difficult claims process. Since insurance companies know our firm’s determination to litigate cases when a settlement offer is inadequate, we are usually able to resolve motorcycle accident claims through negotiation. Call the attorneys at Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers today at 800-925-1875, 360-714-0900, or contact us via our online form. We meet with clients from our offices in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, Bellingham and Mount Vernon.