Clark County & SW Washington
Motorcycle accidents are different than other incidents involving an injury and a motor vehicle. Chiefly, the vulnerability of the rider greatly increases the potential for serious injury. Our Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers also note the difficulty of proving liability.
Motorcycle accidents require counsel with specific legal knowledge and experience in motorcycle accidents. In addition, first-hand knowledge of exactly what it means to ride a bike can be a critical factor in understanding the full impact an accident has on the rider. Loren Entgoff has been riding motorcycles for over 40 years. In fact, he has owned and experienced riding as a road racer, sport bike rider and cruiser.
The very nature of motorcycle riding places the rider at greater risk where other motor vehicle drivers fail to exercise proper care. For example, a bike has no protective bumper, steel cage surrounding the rider or air bags to act to protect the victim from injury. Consequently, Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers report a far higher incident of life threatening injuries resulting from:
- Spinal column injuries
- Head and brain trauma
- Major organ trauma
- Severe and multiple fractures
To be successful in a motorcycle accident case, Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers will need to demonstrate negligence of the other party, who is most often the operator of the other vehicle involved in the accident. Many adjusters automatically conclude the motorcycle driver was recklessly driving and therefore at fault. However, thorough investigation will likely show that the other driver was at fault. Some ways automobiles can be at fault include:
- Changing into the lane of a motorcycle
- Turning in front of the path of a motorcycle
- Failing to yield to a motorcycle
- Causing a motorcycle to lose traction and spin out
Contact Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers for Legal Advice
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a motorcycle accident, call the Vancouver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Loren Scott Etengoff at (360) 693-2919.