Motorcycle Accident

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident it can be difficult to obtain the right medical treatment while fighting for the compensation you deserve. Tario & Associates is the longest-standing Seattle Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, with results to prove it. The dedicated Mount Vernon motor vehicle accident attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. will negotiate with the motorcycle insurance agency to ensure that your settlement is fair and covers all of your damages.

When motorcycle accidents cause debilitating injuries we have the skills and experience to handle the plaintiff’s personal injury case from interviewing witnesses, gathering documents, negotiation, and pre-litigation to court trial if necessary. We provide FREE case evaluations, home and hospital visits, and no attorney fees unless you recover damages. Do not delay, contact us today! There is a statute of limitations on filing your motorcycle accident injury claim.

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Experience Matters in Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

Michael Tario opened the prominent Bellingham law firm Tario & Associates, P.S. in 1979, followed by the Mount Vernon office in 1988. Since then the Mount Vernon motorcycle accident lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. have helped thousands of injured parties in Mount Vernon and throughout Skagit County to receive fair compensation and just treatment for their injuries.

We have the resources, experience, and knowledge necessary to represent our motorcycle crash clients. Our network of well regarded specialists in accident reconstruction, psychology, and engineering serves as an invaluable resource when determining liability and calculating the severity and the costs related to your personal injury. With the Tario & Associates, P.S. law team on your side, you will have the experience and knowledge you need to win and receive fair compensation for your accident.

If you need help with a motorcycle accident claim, you can count on our law firm. Reviews from some of Tario & Associates, P.S. satisfied motor vehicle accident clients:

Mr. Tario represented me in a personal injury case against Allstate Ins. Co. After the accident I tried to resolve the injury claim with Allstate ins. co. . Their response was totally unacceptable. At that time I contacted Mr. Tario and asked him to represent me. What a perfect choice! Mr. Tario and his associates worked hard on my behalf and I was awarded an amount well over the policy limit. If I ever need legal assistance again, there is only one choice…..Tario & Associates. – Michael


Mr. Tario did an excellent job handling my recent auto accident claim. He was quite easy to talk and work with. He explained the process and then kept us up to date on what was happening as it went along. He negotiated a satisfactory settlement with a minimum of stress for us. We would highly recommend him. – Lyle

How do I know whether I should pursue a personal injury claim for my motorcycle accident?

The only way to know if you have a case is to meet with one of our experienced motorcycle accident associates for a FREE consultation. A dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer at Tario & Associates, P.S. will walk you through your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer will:

  • Examine every legal angle and piece of evidence available to ensure that you have a strong case against the insurance company.
  • Handle pre-trial investigation.
  • Gather and disclose medical records and depositions of witnesses.
  • Work with your medical providers to ensure that medical bills are paid.
  • Advise you about what to do with your damaged motorcycle or on its fair market value if your motorcycle was totaled.
  • Fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to in a fair settlement with the appropriate insurance agency, even if that means going to court or working through mediation or arbitration.

Should I work with my insurance company to settle my motorcycle accident claim?

An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If your insurance company has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more, or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the full and fair compensation you deserve.

During your initial free consultation we can help you determine the best way to proceed. It is not unusual for our attorneys to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times what an insurance company has offered.

How much do I have to pay to pursue a motorcycle accident claim?

There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury claim; we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses.

Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced with a percentage of the settlement.

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident take pictures of your injuries and the damage to your motorcycle if you are able. Otherwise, seek medical attention right away. Keep copies of medical records, bills and expenses related to your injuries and contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you understand the value of your accident claim before accepting a settlement from an insurance adjuster.

I was injured in a motorcycle accident but I wasn’t wearing a helmet. Am I still able to recover damages from the at-fault driver?

Not wearing a helmet does not prevent an injured motorcycle rider from recovering damages but it can reduce the amount of the settlement if an expert witness can show that your failure to wear a helmet made your injuries worse.

Should I hire a lawyer if I was in a motorcycle accident?

It is wise to contact a local accident lawyer if you are in a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident lawyer can assess the cause of the accident to determine fault, the severity of your injuries, and the amount that your claim is worth. If the insurance company has offered a settlement it is a good idea to have it reviewed by a personal injury attorney because insurance companies will offer the lowest settlement possible.

How much is my motorcycle accident worth?

Like all personal injury cases, there is no set worth or value. When determining the value of a claim, a motorcycle accident lawyer will consider many factors including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical bills, and other damages such as lost wages. Motorcycle accident cases vary in value from a few thousand dollars to more than a million dollars.

How long do I have to file an accident claim after my motorcycle accident?

Personal injury claims in Washington State must generally be filed within 3 years from the date of the accident but you will want to start communicating with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.

I did not have motorcycle insurance when I was hit by a driver. Can I still sue the driver for damages?

Yes, you can still sue the at-fault driver if you did not have motorcycle insurance.

A car cut in front of my motorcycle and drove off but caused me to crash my motorcycle. Can I file an uninsured motorist claim?

Yes. Motorcyclists hit by an unidentified driver can file a claim to recover damages under their own uninsured motorist policy.

Can I still file a claim if I was partially at fault for my motorcycle accident?

In Washington State, fault can be shared in a personal injury case. Damages are awarded based on contributory fault law which says that you may only be awarded damages proportionate to the percentage of fault contributed by the defendant and nothing for the amount of fault that you contributed. For example, if you were 10% at fault and your damages were $100,000, you would receive only $90,000.

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