According to NBC King 5 News, Washington State authorities are seeing a rise in motorcycle accidents even during COVID. Making matters worse, the spike is involving fatal crashes. Per the report, the state is blaming the sharp increase in warmer weather. FOX News published an article on May 10th about “stay at home” order protests in King County. It appears that a large number of people are taking to the road in an attempt to blow off steam or to resume some form of normal life. If you, or a loved one, have sustained an injury due to a motorcycle crash or any type of vehicle accident you may want to talk to a personal injury attorney in King County, WA.
As always, we thank you for visiting our law firm’s website. Please remember that our site does not provide legal advice. Instead, we post our opinions about accident injury-related topics. For over a decade The Jones Firm has fought for the financial rights of accident injury victims. We understand that accident victims have lots of questions. That’s why we do our best to provide up-to-date information on our website. In addition, we also provide FREE consultations. Today, we are going to talk about motorcycle accidents and what we can do to help you after a crash.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers in King County
Before you read any further, please remember that we have multiple motorcycle accident injury lawyers in King County who can assist you with an accident claim. We stress this because we always believe it’s in the best interest of an accident victim to talk to an attorney prior to speaking with an insurance company. In our opinion, insurance companies are NOT out to help motorcycle accident victims. To be blunt, we believe that insurance firms are not built to help any accident injury client. If you simply look at how an insurance agency makes money, you will quickly see that they LOSE money by paying out on injury claims. So needless to say, it feels like they have a conflict of interest when looking at a claim.
Look, in our opinion, the reason why insurance companies employ claim adjusters, underwriters, and their own injury lawyers are to protect their financial interests. Essentially, they scrutinize every accident claim they get. Yet, no claim may be more over-scrutinized than those of motorcycle accident injury claims. Bikers get a bad wrap. Yes, it’s unfair. No, it’s not right. Nevertheless, whether you’re an avid rider or a weekend warrior, those who hop on bikes face a stigma. Let’s discuss this further.
Why Do Insurance Companies Deny Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims?
We cannot tell you 100% why insurance companies over-review bike crashes. So, if you came here because you asked yourself “why do insurance companies deny motorcycle accident injury claims” we, unfortunately, don’t have a pinpoint answer. All we can do is provide you with our opinions. In the next few sections, we’re going to discuss a few reasons why we believe insurance companies are so hard on motorcycle crash injury claims. We will also touch on reasons why it may be in your best interest to retain a King County personal injury attorney if you’ve been injured in a wreck.
Bikes Break the Rules of the Road
Whether you’re riding a Harley, Street Bike, or even a bicycle, bikers tend to break the rules of the road. At least, that’s how insurance companies view it. From splitting lanes to flying up and down the highway at top speeds, bikers push the limits. Insurance companies are all about risk versus reward. So they look at motorcycle riders as a far riskier investment than those who choose not to ride. Because riders do tend to push the envelope, insurance companies may use this against you to paint YOU as the party at fault.
Motorcycle Riders are Outlaws
Let’s face it, when you jump on a bike decked out in leather, you just feel “tough”. It doesn’t matter if you ride your Harley daily, or if you just go out for a weekend ride, you know how good it feels to be looked at as a “bad-ass”. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters know this. They probably assume all motorcycle riders are outlaws. They may not be so “kind” when reviewing your file. Worse, they may believe YOU caused the crash. Regardless, our King County personal injury attorneys can help represent your claim. We’ve been fighting for injury victims for over a decade.
Bike Accidents Tend to Cause Very Serious Injuries
We believe the number one reason insurance companies try to deny motorcycle accident claims boils down to money. Look, bike accidents tend to cause very serious injuries. When people get into a wreck while driving a car or truck, the frame of the vehicle takes a substantial amount of the impact. In fact, automobile companies spend millions, if not billions, on crash testing to ensure their vehicles are safe. Sadly, when a biker gets hit by another vehicle the rider themselves takes the impact. This leads to major injuries, and too often, death.
These types of claims are expensive. In addition, the family members of the victim may need to file a wrongful death claim, which is a complicated legal lawsuit. We believe this is the main reason why insurance companies over-analyze bike crashes. If you’ve been injured in a crash, or if you have a loved one or friend who’s gone down, call us right away. We’re open 24 hours and can help you.
Schedule a Consultation with a Personal Injury Attorney in King County Open During the Coronavirus
As lots of people go back to work and recreational activities, accidents will rise. If you, or a loved one, sustain an injury due to the fault of another person we can help. Call us to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney in King County to open during the Coronavirus. Accident victims have enough to deal with. We are here to fight for your financial rights. Again, if you need to talk to a King County personal injury lawyer open 24 hours click here.