Federal Way Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
We Want to Hear Your Story & Learn How We Can Help You
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you are likely feeling overwhelmed
with medical bills, financial hardships, physical challenges, and emotional
struggles. All of this is completely normal and expected in the wake of
an accident—but you do
not have to face these difficulties on your own. If someone else was at fault
for the accident that led to your injuries, you can file a
personal injury claim and seek compensation for your losses, including your medical bills, lost
wages, and more. This is true even if you were partially at fault for
the accident; Washington’s rule of comparative fault allows you
to pursue compensation even if you were partially (or mostly) at fault
for the accident.
Filing a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident claim can be
complicated. When you are focused on getting proper medical treatment
and managing your day-to-day expenses while out of work, filing a claim
might be the last thing on your mind. At Lowe Law Firm, we are here to
guide you through the entire process and handle the legal issues so you
can focus on your physical recovery. Our team of Federal Way motorcycle
accident attorneys have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of
the law. And, most importantly, they understand the unique challenges
you face and are prepared to provide you with the compassion, personalized
counsel, and advocacy you need.
Contact us online or call
(253) 201-1552 to request a free, zero-pressure consultation. We are ready to hear your
story and learn how we can help you move forward. Se habla español.
Washington State Motorcycle Laws You Need to Know
Like all states, Washington has its own motorcycle-specific laws. It’s
important that you are aware of and abide by all applicable motorcycle
laws in order to ensure your own safety, as well as the safety of others
with whom you share the road.
If you operate a motorcycle in Washington State, it’s important that
you do the following:
- Obtain a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license
- Register your motorcycle with the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL)
- Carry the minimum liability insurance for motorcycles ($25,000 in bodily
injury per person, $50,000 in bodily injury per accident, and $10,000
in property damage)
- Wear an approved motorcycle helmet (there are no exceptions to this law)
- Equip your motorcycle with the proper equipment (an appropriate horn, muffler,
handlebars, taillights, etc.)
- Never ride side-by-side in a single lane with more than one other motorcyclist
- Never “lane split,” or ride between traffic lanes and/or cars
Motorcycles in Washington are also subject to noise restrictions. Specifically,
motorcycles may not exceed noise levels of 78 decibels when traveling
under 46 mph and 82 decibels when traveling faster than 45 mph. Additionally,
if you are carrying a passenger, your motorcycle must have a passenger
seat and foot rests, or an attachable side car meant for passengers.
What to Do If You Are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
Unfortunately, even when you follow all applicable state laws and drive
cautiously, you cannot always prevent accidents from happening. If another
driver was careless or acted recklessly, leading to a collision, there
are some important steps you should take in order to protect your health
and safety, as well as your right to seek financial recovery.
As soon as possible after the accident, try to do the following:
- Seek medical care. Even if you believe you weren’t seriously injured,
you may have undetected injuries that, if not treated right away, could
- If possible, document the scene of the accident. Take pictures of your
motorcycle and the other vehicle involved, as well as pictures of your injuries.
- Write down everything you can remember about what happened and how the
accident occurred. If there are any witness, take down their statements as well.
- Get the other involved driver’s information, including their name,
phone number/address, and insurance company.
In the days following the accident, make sure to take the following steps:
- Follow all of your doctor’s advice and orders.
- Contact your insurance company to let them know about the accident.
- Obtain several motorcycle repair quotes from trusted shops.
- Reach out to an accident attorney.
While you are not required by law to work with an attorney when filing
a personal injury claim, it is incredibly valuable to your case that you
do. An experienced lawyer can make all the difference in the outcome of
your case; so can an inexperienced one. It’s important that you
work with the right team in order to secure all of the compensation you deserve.
How Lowe Law Firm Can Help
Our Federal Way motorcycle accident attorneys are not only highly experienced
in Washington State motorcycle accident claims, but they also have earned
a reputation among their peers and past clients for providing aggressive
advocacy and compassionate client support from start to finish. We are a large
team with access to considerable resources, but we are also dedicated and caring
individuals who genuinely want to help you get back on your feet.
At Lowe Law Firm, we offer personalized legal representation. No two cases
are identical, so no two clients should be treated exactly the same. When
you turn to our team, you can rest assured that you will receive representation
tailored to you and your unique situation. We offer all of our services
on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are absolutely no fees unless/until
we win your case.
If you’re ready to share your experience with us, give us a call at
(253) 201-1552 or
contact us online. We look forward to learning more about you and how we can help you recover.