Riding a motorcycle is exciting and gives you a sense of freedom. But when drivers are not careful and don’t safely share the road, motorcycle riders can get very badly hurt.

If you or someone you care about were injured in a motorcycle crash, the experienced Snohomish County motorcycle accident lawyers at Walton Law can help. We will fight to get you the money you deserve and make sure the driver who caused the accident is held responsible.

Why Pick Walton Law for Your Motorcycle Crash Case?

Walton Law is a trusted personal injury law firm located in Snohomish County and Southern California. Our top attorney, Christopher C. Walton, is a very skilled trial lawyer. He has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2013.

At Walton Law, our Snohomish personal injury lawyers know the special challenges of motorcycle accident cases. Our caring attorneys have successfully helped many motorcycle riders and their families get the money they need to recover and move forward with their lives.

We are knowledgeable, have resources, and are determined to take on even the toughest cases against drivers and insurance companies with lots of money. Our Snohomish County office is easy to get to in Mountlake Terrace. We also have an office in Bellingham for clients in the north part of the county.

No matter where you are, our team is ready to come to you for a free consultation. We can meet you at your home, hospital room, or anywhere that works best for you.

What Money You Can Get in a Motorcycle Accident Case

After a motorcycle accident in Washington, you may be able to get money for:

  • Medical bills, including ER care, surgeries, and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages from missing work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scars and permanent injuries
  • Damage to your motorcycle and gear
  • Wrongful death (if someone died)

How much your case is worth depends on things like how badly you were hurt, how much money you lost, and how strong the evidence is that the other driver was at fault. Our experienced attorneys will carefully look at your case to figure out all the ways you were harmed. We will fight hard to get you the most money possible.

Proving the Other Driver Was at Fault

To win a motorcycle accident case in Washington, you have to prove a few key things:

The Driver Had a Duty of Care to Motorcycle Riders

This means they had a legal responsibility to drive safely and share the road carefully with motorcycles. All drivers must be alert, follow traffic laws, and take extra steps to avoid hitting motorcycles, which are smaller and harder to see.

The Driver Breached Their Duty Through Negligence or Recklessness

This means they did not act like a safe and careful driver should have in that situation. Examples are:

  • Not yielding the right of way
  • Following a motorcycle too closely
  • Driving while distracted, like texting
  • Speeding
  • Changing lanes unsafely
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

We will gather evidence like police reports, witness statements, traffic camera video, and expert analysis to show the driver acted negligently.

The Driver’s Actions Directly Caused Your Injuries

Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S. News 2023We have to show a clear link between the driver’s negligence and you getting hurt. This is called causation.

In some cases, it’s obvious the driver caused the crash, like if they run a red light and hit a motorcycle. But in other cases, it’s more complex. The driver might argue the motorcycle rider was also negligent or something else caused the injuries.

We will work with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and others to build a strong case proving the driver’s actions led to you getting hurt.

You Suffered Damages From the Accident

Damages means the harm and losses you experienced in the crash. This includes financial losses like medical bills, lost wages, and motorcycle repairs. It also includes non-financial injuries like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

To prove your damages, we will put together detailed records like medical bills, pay stubs, repair estimates, and expert opinions. We may also work with economists to calculate the long-term costs of your injuries.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons, but some of the most common causes in Snohomish County are:

  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Tailgating
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or using a cell phone behind the wheel
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Unsafe or illegal lane changes
  • Road hazards like potholes

No matter how your motorcycle accident happened, if a negligent driver caused it, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Our attorneys will investigate the crash, identify who is liable, and build a strong case.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

If you are in a motorcycle accident in Snohomish County, taking the right steps can protect your health and legal rights:

  • Call 911 to report the crash
  • Get medical care right away
  • Gather evidence like photos if you can
  • Get the other driver’s contact and insurance info
  • Get contact info for any witnesses
  • Don’t discuss fault or give statements to insurers
  • Contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer ASAP

At Walton Law, our experienced Snohomish County lawyers offer free consultations to motorcycle accident victims. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start building your case and fighting for you.

Talk to a Snohomish County Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

Christopher C. Walton, Snohomish County Truck Accident Attorney

Christopher C. Walton, Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Snohomish County

If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident in Snohomish County, the skilled lawyers at Walton Law are here for you. We have the experience, resources, and dedication to take on negligent drivers and insurers. We will fight for the full compensation you deserve.

Don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Call us today at (360) 543-1010 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer. We will listen, answer your questions, and advise you on the next steps.

Walton Law, A.P.C. – Snohomish Office Location

6100 219th St SW #480
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Phone: (360) 543-1010