Preserving the Rights of Personal Injury Victims
A motorcycle provides little to no protection for the driver and if a rider is involved in a collision with a truck or another vehicle, there is a very low chance of survival. The same scenario has happened on many occasions; cars turn a corner, pull out of a spot or change lanes without ever seeing the motorcyclist. They are not expecting to come into contact with a motorcycle rider.
This type of situation can lead to a devastating fate for the rider and their passengers. If a bike is forced over onto its side or hit with serious force, the driver can be dragged along the cement for yards and yards or sent flying off of the bike into midair.
Who is at fault?
Most people do not think highly of motorcyclists because of their dangerous choice in transportation but riding is a luxury, a hobby and a cheap means of transport for many drivers. Many judges and jurors will hear a claim and automatically assume that the motorcycle rider must have been speeding or breaking the law is some way, shape or form.
Studies show that in most cases, it is the car at fault and we feel it is our duty to educate the juries of this misconception. We will go above and beyond to prove their negligence by revisiting the crime scene, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence that will support your case.
Motorcyclists involved in an accident may accrue serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Damage to the muscles and connective tissues
- Severe "road rash," burns and lacerations
- Head injury
- Brain damage
Kitsap County Personal Injury Lawyer
If you do not file your claim within a certain time frame then you will lose your right to sue and retain payment. The clock begins ticking the day of that your injury occurred and then the statute of limitations becomes relevant. In Washington Code 4.16.080 (2011) states that the personal injury claim must be made within three years of the incident and a one year limit for slander or libel.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident then you should take immediate action and call our firm today for a free consultation. We serve clients in Kitsap County, as well as Clallam County and Jefferson County.
The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.
Over 30 Years’ of Combined Legal Experience
Former Prosecution Experience*
Thousands of Criminal Cases Handled
Over 1,000 DUI Cases Handled
Hundreds of Cases Tried to Verdict or Judgment
Appeared Before the Supreme Court