Being involved in any motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming. You’ve been injured, you’re receiving medical bills that you hadn’t budgeted for, and your primary means of transportation may be out of commission. You were just minding your own business, riding along State Highway 240 on the riverfront, or on State Highway 397 east of downtown Kennewick and wham! Out of nowhere, you’ve been hit by another vehicle.
Being involved in an accident while riding your motorcycle increases all those factors significantly. Because motorcyclists are unprotected by anything but their helmets in these collisions, accident victims are often left in serious medical and financial need. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Kennewick personal injury attorneys of Tamaki Law are ready to help. With years of experience handling motorcycle, automobile, and trucking accidents, our team of attorneys is well-equipped to provide you with legal counsel as you build your motorcycle accident claim. Our commitment to civil justice, diligence, and hard work extend to each of our clients. We will work diligently on your behalf to seek the restitution you deserve.
If you are ready to take the first step towards claiming compensation, call Tamaki Law at (509) 783-8333 today for a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys. Don’t allow anything to keep you from seeking the restitution you deserve.
Why You Need a Lawyer
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you are familiar with the stresses associated with such incidents. You may be dealing with a number of external factors as a result of your accident, including financial need, medical costs, and dealing with insurance adjusters. When you hire Tamaki Law, you can focus on getting back to your life and let us build your motorcycle accident case.
Having served Washington for over twenty-five years, Tamaki Law is well acquainted with the laws and regulations governing motorcycle accidents, and we are eager to bring our expertise to your claim. Because of our experience in dealing with similar cases, we’ve created many successful strategies for building strong motorcycle accident cases. With a wide-reaching network and a wealth of resources, our team of attorneys at Tamaki Law is prepared to help you as you pursue compensation.
We will gather evidence, determine the value of your claim, and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. If they won’t provide a reasonable settlement offer, we will be prepared to take your case to trial.
Our commitment to hard work and civil justice is at the heart of each case we take on. Because of this, we handle all communication on behalf of our clients. Whether we’re dealing with insurance companies, law enforcement, or any other parties, our attorneys are committed to keeping your information confidential and your compensation a priority as we build your case.
Since 1994, Tamaki Law has reached over $190 million in settlements, setting record-breaking precedents where social justice and civil liberties are concerned. We approach every case with this same determination and commitment to excellence. With the help of one of our attorneys, you will have access to the high-quality legal care that has come to be associated with Tamaki Law name.
Why Choose Us?
Tamaki Law is one of the best law firms in the area to pursue compensation for your motorcycle accident case. With more than twenty-five years of experience in vehicle accidents, insurance claims, and sexual assault cases, our team of attorneys has the knowledge and skills to develop your claim and get the compensation you deserve.
Since 1994, Tamaki Law has received national recognition. Six of our attorneys have been recognized as Top Rated Lawyers by SuperLawyers.com, and our firm has been rated 10.0 (Superb) by Avvo Lawyer Ratings. We’ve also been recognized by the Tri-City Herald’s 2020 People’s Choice Awards, as well as the Seattle Met Magazine. The acclaim our firm has garnered demonstrates our commitment to providing our clients with excellent legal counsel. Our results speak for themselves.
Blaine Tamaki founded Tamaki Law with the intent to provide high-quality legal counsel for the people of Yakima. Since then, the firm has expanded to include locations in both Bellevue and the Tri-City area. Tamaki has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics and has been recognized as the “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Washington State Association for Justice. His dedication and hard work have led him to reach many favorable settlements in the Washington area. Tamaki and the rest of our team of attorneys are eager to use their expertise and legal knowledge to help you as you seek compensation in your motorcycle accident case.
Because of our commitment to providing clients with only the best legal care, our firm operates on a contingency basis. This means that you pay no upfront fees. You are under no financial obligation to Tamaki Law until we have won your trial or reached a favorable settlement. Any legal fees will then be taken out of your overall compensation.
Injuries Common in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are often dangerous, as victims are more exposed and are, therefore, prone to greater injury. Examples of such injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Neck trauma
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial/dental fractures
- Internal injury
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord damage
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents come in as many variations as there are drivers. Some of the types of motorcycle accidents we’ve handled over the years include:
- Single motorcycle accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Underride accidents
- Override accidents
- Dooring accidents
- Impaired driver accidents
- Mechanical malfunction accidents
- Hazardous conditions accidents
Whatever your circumstance, our team of attorneys is dedicated to bringing you the excellent legal counsel for which we’ve received national acclaim as you seek justice.
Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
You may seek both economic damages and noneconomic damages for the losses you sustained in your motorcycle accident. Economic damages are those that have a monetary value. These damages include such items as lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage. Noneconomic damages are meant to compensate you for your intangible losses. These losses include pain and suffering, disfigurement, any mental disturbances that result from the accident, such as PTSD or anxiety.
In Washington, drivers are required to carry minimum liability insurance of $10,000 for property damage per accident, $25,000 for bodily injury for one person per accident, and $50,000 for injury or death to all other people per accident.
In order to access the other driver’s insurance, though, you must first show that they were liable for your accident. That means you’ll have to show that the other driver owed you a duty of care and that they failed to perform that duty, which put you in harm’s way. You’ll also have to show that your accident occurred because of their failure to keep others safe and that you suffered losses or injuries in that accident. The driver whose actions are deemed to have been careless or reckless is considered liable for any property damages or bodily injury they cause.
Once the responsible party is identified, you can pursue compensation from their insurance company.
It can be difficult to individually pursue the justice to which you’re entitled after you’ve suffered from the trauma of a motorcycle accident. At Tamaki Law, we’re dedicated to providing you with the best legal care as you seek the compensation you deserve. In the meantime, some frequently asked questions regarding motorcycle accidents have been included below for your reference:
Tamaki Law is dedicated to providing our clients with high-quality, affordable legal care. Because of our commitment to civil justice and hard work, we operate on a contingency basis. This means that, should we decide to take on your case, you are under no financial obligation to Tamaki Law until we have won your trial or reached a favorable settlement. Our contingency fee will be subtracted from your overall compensation.
After ensuring no one is in need of urgent medical care, take photos of the scene. Be sure to photograph any damages to property, bodily injuries, or other important factors present at the scene of the accident. Avoid talking to the other drivers involved to reduce your chances of accidentally admitting guilt. Consult an attorney regarding your circumstances at (509) 783-8333 to determine the best course of action regarding your situation. Don’t talk to anyone from the insurance company without talking to your lawyer first.
There is no way to determine the actual value of your claim until we have an opportunity to discuss your specific situation with you and review all the medical records and other documentation about your accident. As a general rule, though, the more severe the injuries and property damage, the larger the compensation will be. Talk with a Tamaki Law lawyer for help in ascertaining the value of your claim. You may be eligible for compensation for items you didn’t think of, such as pain and suffering or a newly acquired anxiety condition that appeared after your crash.
Contact Tamaki Law Today
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (509) 783-8333 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Take the first step towards claiming the money you deserve.