Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

My name is Chris Thayer and I am a personal injury attorney practicing in downtown Seattle. I handle personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims throughout the greater Seattle area, including Issaquah, Mercer Island and Kirkland.

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Were You in a Head-On Motorcycle Collision?

Posted Friday, January 28, 2022 by Chris Thayer

Motorcycling is one of the most amazing ways to get around Seattle and greater Washington state. The state boasts scenic highways and amazing views, however, nothing ruins an enjoyable motorcycle ride faster than another driver’s negligence. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Washington state, you are not alone. Statistics reflect that over 84,000 motorcyclists are injured in collisions every year, and over 5,000 of those motorcyclists die as a result of their injuries, which often prove to be debilitating. Few people are financially prepared for the burden that a motorcycle accident can present both physically and financially. Motorcycle injuries are rarely minor, and often require time off of work to recover, as well as extensive medical treatments. For most victims of motorcycle-vehicle collisions, the only way to financially recover and get the treatments that they need to move forward in life is to bring a personal injury claim.

*Suing for a Head-On Motorcycle Collision in Seattle * Head-on motorcycle collisions are among the most dangerous kinds of collisions that a motorcyclist can be involved in. Motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable to injury, especially when they come face-to-face with a driver protected with an entire car. Head-on collisions are especially dangerous because the force of both vehicles is doubled upon impact. For instance, whereas a driver who is rear-ended at a stoplight will be hit at the force of the car traveling behind them (let’s say, 75 miles per hour), when both the car and the motorcycle are traveling at 75 miles per hour and collide, they impact at a force of 150 miles per hour. It goes without saying that this can be deadly for a motorcyclist, and often is. Of the half of all fatal motorcycle crashes that involved another vehicle, ⅔ of them were head-on collisions.

*Damages for a Head-On Motorcycle-Vehicle Collision * If the accident was caused by the other driver, they are liable for all damages incurred as a result. Often, head-on collisions with vehicles are due to distracted driving or driving under the influence. If the driver was being negligent, they can be found liable and held responsible for the financial damages. These damages can be incredibly high in head-on collision cases as the medical expenses can be extremely high. When you bring a personal injury lawsuit, you are entitled to compensation for all past and future medical expenses incurred–and that you expect to incur–as a result of the crash. You can also be compensated for lost wages, reduced earning potential, and for the physical and emotional trauma caused by the accident (known as pain and suffering). The best way to find out what kind of settlement you are entitled to is to talk to an experienced Seattle personal injury lawyer who can review the facts of your case and provide you with an accurate estimate.

*Contact the Pivotal Law Group* If you have been injured in a motorcycle-vehicle collision that was not your fault in the Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, Renton, Burien, Mercer Island, Issaquah, or greater Washington State area, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Pivotal Law Group are ready to fight to get you the settlement you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.