Washington Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Do you enjoy riding a motorcycle through Washington when the weather is nice? Do you go for multiple rides throughout the spring and summer seasons? Riding a motorcycle is one of the most popular hobbies in the state of Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. There are millions of motorcycles on the roads, yet they are still outnumbered by traditional cars, trucks, SUVs and vans. Motorcycles are difficult to see for most drivers, many of whom don’t even look twice for a motorcycle before turning, merging, changing lanes and making other maneuvers. A Washington motorcycle accident attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman can help build a strong case for your compensation if you’ve been injured in such an accident.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents happen all too often in Pennsylvania. Even the most experienced and safest of motorcycle riders can wind up in an accident. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Distracted, impaired, reckless, drowsy drivers
  • Road debris or poor conditions
  • The weather
  • Animals
  • Failure to yield
  • Malfunctioning parts
  • Blind spots
  • Blind curves
  • Inappropriate riding techniques
  • Inexperience

Surviving a Motorcycle Accident

All motorcycle owners and riders should know how to survive a motorcycle accident. If you are going to ride a motorcycle, even just for a couple of minutes, it’s imperative that you learn some evasive moves should you ever need to put them to use to avoid an accident or to turn an accident into a minor one. Some survival tips for motorcycle riding include the following:

  • Use barriers when sitting at red lights
  • Make eye contact with other drivers
  • Slow your speed entering curves
  • Slow your speed entering intersections
  • Make yourself as visible as possible
  • Avoid lane splitting
  • Avoid vehicle and truck blind spots
  • Do not ride during inclement weather
  • Be on the lookout for road debris and animals
  • Look as far ahead as possible

Protecting Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident

It’s imperative that you protect your rights following a motorcycle accident in Washington. Call 911 immediately and allow the responding EMTs and firefighters to evaluate you for any injuries. Take pictures of your injuries, the damage to your motorcycle, damage to other vehicles and the road conditions. Give a simple, honest statement to the police but do not admit any form of fault or speak with any insurance company until you’ve spoken to an attorney. Also make sure to accept transport to the hospital for more in-depth medical evaluation.

Schedule a Consultation with an Attorney Today

Were you or a loved one injured in a motorcycle accident? These injuries can be severe to the point of disability or tragic to the point of death. It’s important for you to talk to a Washington motorcycle accident attorney about the accident that led to your injuries. Don’t talk to an insurance company, either your own or the insurer of the at-fault party, before speaking to an attorney. Call the office of Shenderovich, Shenderovich and Fishman today at 888-98-TWINS(89467) or complete the contact form on the website to schedule a consultation.