Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation, with the number of registered motorcycles in the United States growing each year. With that increase, though, comes a rise in the number of motorcycle accidents as well. In fact, over the last 10 years, the number of motorcyclist fatalities has nearly doubled. Interestingly, nearly 50% of fatalities were single-vehicle crashes (no other vehicle involved). In a recent year, 87,000 riders were injured in motorcycle crashes across the country. Injuries can include brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of limbs, fractures and other severe problems as a result of motorcycle accidents.
Anderson & Mitchell, PLLC has been representing the victims of serious injuries for years. We typically start by examining the cause of the crash. It can be an issue of motorcycle maintenance, driver fatigue, driver negligence, excessive speed, alcohol use, tire blowouts, sudden braking, brake failure, unsafe safety systems or warning devices, failure to yield the right of way, tailgating, or unsafe road conditions. The firm will also examine the motorcycle accident victims' losses that include medical expenses, lost wages, future earnings, future medical care, pain and suffering, grief, sorrow and mental suffering, loss of quality of life and other possible damage claims.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, call Anderson & Mitchell at (206) 436-8490.