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Wenatchee Motorcycle Accident Lawyers 

Wenatchee Motorcycle Accident Lawyers 

When you ride a motorcycle, you are exposed to all the elements. Even with the best safety gear, an accident can lead to devastating injuries.

If you are injured, or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, we are here to help. Our experienced attorneys will help you hold the liable party responsible and recover the compensation you are entitled to.

The first step is to contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We can discuss your case and review your legal options.

Understanding Motorcycle Accidents

At Bernard Law Group, we understand the potentially devastating consequences of motorcycle accidents and are committed to helping victims seek justice. Learning more about these accidents can be beneficial for victims.

Defining Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident is a collision involving motorcycles resulting in injuries or damages. These accidents can vary in severity, from minor fender-benders to catastrophic crashes.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often occur due to a combination of factors, including:

  • Distracted Drivers: Inattentive motorists failing to notice motorcycles.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: Cars and trucks frequently change lanes without checking blind spots.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed can reduce reaction time and lead to accidents.
  • Failure to Yield Right-of-Way: Drivers do not yield to motorcyclists as required.
  • Impaired Driving: Alcohol or drug-impaired drivers pose a significant risk.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, debris, and uneven surfaces can be hazardous.
  • Weather Conditions: Rain, snow, or ice can make roads treacherous for riders.

Unique Challenges for Motorcyclists

Motorcyclists face unique challenges on the road due to their smaller size and lack of protective barriers. They are vulnerable to severe injuries, including head injuries, fractures, and road rash, in the event of an accident. Our team understands these challenges and is equipped to address them effectively in legal proceedings, ensuring that motorcyclists receive the compensation they deserve.

Why Choose Bernard Law Group?

When seeking legal representation for motorcycle accident cases, you may wonder why you should choose Bernard Law Group. Some of the reasons we believe we are the right partner for your motorcycle accident claim include:

Experience in Handling Motorcycle Accident Cases

Our extensive experience handling motorcycle accident cases at Bernard Law Group is unmatched. For years, we have been dedicated to representing victims of motorcycle accidents, accumulating invaluable expertise along the way.

Our attorneys understand these cases, from investigating the scene to negotiating with insurance companies and, if necessary, litigating in court. When you choose us, you benefit from our in-depth knowledge and insights, ensuring your case is in capable hands.

Proven Track Record and Client Commitment

Our track record speaks volumes about our commitment to our clients. We have successfully secured favorable outcomes for numerous motorcycle accident victims, recovering substantial compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Our commitment to our clients goes beyond legal expertise; it encompasses compassion and unwavering support throughout the legal process. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll motorcycle accidents can take, and we are dedicated to helping our clients rebuild their lives with the compensation they deserve.

When you choose Bernard Law Group, you choose a team that prioritizes your well-being and fights for your rights.

Legal Aspects of Motorcycle Accident Claims

Understanding the legal aspects of motorcycle accident claims is essential for those seeking compensation after such an incident. At Bernard Law Group, we believe in educating our clients about the process. Here, we explain the critical legal elements involved in motorcycle accident claims.

The Legal Process

The legal process for motorcycle accident claims typically involves the following steps:

  • Initial Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with an attorney. This is where you discuss the details of your accident and injuries.
  • Investigation: After retaining an attorney, a thorough investigation is conducted. This includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assessing the accident scene.
  • Determining Liability: Establishing liability is crucial. This means determining who was at fault for the accident. Evidence, such as eyewitness testimonies and accident reconstruction, is used for this purpose.
  • Negotiation: Your attorney will negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company for a fair settlement. This can involve back-and-forth discussions and presenting a strong case.
  • Litigation (if necessary): If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney may file a lawsuit. This leads to a legal process that includes discovery, depositions, and potentially a trial.

Proving Liability and Damages

Proving liability (fault) and damages (injuries and losses) is central to a successful motorcycle accident claim. To establish liability, your attorney will need to demonstrate that the other party’s negligence or recklessness caused the accident. This may involve presenting evidence like accident reports, witness statements, and expert opinions.

Additionally, documenting your damages is crucial. This includes medical records, bills, proof of lost wages, and evidence of pain and suffering. The strength of your claim depends on the quality and completeness of this evidence.

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries due to the lack of protective barriers for riders. Understanding these common injuries and the importance of seeking comprehensive medical and legal attention is crucial.

Some of the most common injuries include the following:

  • Head Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussions can occur, even with helmets.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in paralysis or long-term mobility issues.
  • Fractures: Broken bones, particularly in the arms, legs, and collarbones, are common.
  • Road Rash: Skin abrasions caused by contact with the road can be severe and lead to infections.
  • Internal Injuries: Blunt force trauma can cause damage to internal organs, leading to life-threatening conditions.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains, and torn ligaments are frequent, affecting mobility.
  • Burn Injuries: Contact with hot surfaces or ignited fuel can cause severe burns.

Seeking Medical and Legal Attention

If you’ve suffered any of these injuries in a motorcycle accident, seeking medical care is necessary for your health and recovery. Equally important is seeking legal attention to protect your rights.

Bernard Law Group understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll these injuries can take. We are here to provide the legal support you need to secure compensation for your medical bills, pain, suffering, and more.

Our Expertise in Motorcycle Accident Cases

At Bernard Law Group, our approach to handling motorcycle accident cases reflects our commitment to our clients and understanding of the legal landscape.

Our Approach

You benefit from our dedicated and strategic approach when you come to us with your motorcycle accident case. We begin by conducting an investigation, gathering evidence, and assessing the specific circumstances of your accident.

Our experienced attorneys collaborate closely with you to build a strong case. We understand the unique challenges motorcyclists face, and this informs our negotiation and litigation strategies. Our goal is to secure the maximum compensation possible for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering.

Local Laws and Regulations

We understand the local laws and regulations, which sets us apart. We recognize that state and municipal laws can vary and influence motorcycle accident cases. Our attorneys are well-versed in Washington state’s laws concerning motorcyclists and traffic regulations.

This expertise ensures your case is handled in compliance with local laws, strengthening your position in negotiations or litigation. We leverage our local knowledge to provide you with the best possible legal representation tailored to the specific circumstances of your accident in Wenatchee or the surrounding areas.

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, taking the right steps is crucial. Here’s a checklist to guide you:

  • Safety First: Ensure your safety and that of others involved. Move to a safe location if possible.
  • Call for Help: Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance.
  • Exchange Information: Exchange contact and insurance details with the other party involved.
  • Document the Scene: Take photos of the accident, vehicle damage, and injuries.
  • Witness Information: Gather names and contact information from any witnesses.
  • Medical Attention: Seek immediate medical attention, even if injuries seem minor.
  • Notify Insurance: Report the accident to your insurance company without discussing fault.
  • Preserve Evidence: Keep records of medical bills, repair estimates, and related expenses.
  • Consult an Attorney: Contact Bernard Law Group for expert guidance on your case.

FAQs about Motorcycle Accident Claims

Q: How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim?

A: In Washington, the statute of limitations is typically three years from the accident date, but it’s best to consult an attorney promptly.

Q: What if I was partially at fault for the accident?

A: Washington follows a comparative fault system. You can still recover damages, but they may be reduced based on your degree of fault.

Q: How much compensation can I receive for my motorcycle accident injuries?

A: Compensation varies based on factors like the severity of injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An attorney can assess your case.

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Contact Bernard Law Group

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, please contact us. Our dedicated team is ready to provide a free consultation to discuss your case. We understand the complexities of motorcycle accident claims and are committed to helping you navigate the legal process. Your well-being and rights are our top priorities, and we are here to fight to secure the compensation you deserve.

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