Lawyers for Washington, D.C. Motorcycle Accidents
Aggressive Representation for the Victims of Serious Collisions
A helmet can only do so much when a car runs into a motorcycle, especially at a high speed. This is one of the reasons riding a motorcycle is more than 25 times more dangerous than driving a car, and why 8 in 10 motorcycle accidents result in injury to the biker. Because they have little in the way of protection, the damage caused by a car-and-motorcycle accident can seriously disrupt a rider’s life.
Our attorneys are here to help those injured in motorcycle accidents pursue compensation for the hardships they are now facing. With decades of combined experience, we know how to build a strong case and maximize the amount you ask for. At the same time, we provide caring support to every one of our clients, doing what we can to make their lives easier. Anyone who is considering a claim can speak with one of our attorneys for free to learn more about their rights and legal options.
Schedule your free consultation with one of our Washington, D.C. lawyers by calling us at (202) 759-7648. We are proud to have a diverse team that can meet the needs of our diverse client base.
Proving Cause and Liability in a Motorcycle Accident
The first thing you’ll need to do if you plan to bring a claim is identify who is at fault for your accident. This may entail steps such as accessing the police report, interviewing witnesses, and assessing the damage to your motorcycle and any other vehicles involved. Having an attorney to help you identify potential sources of evidence and preserve everything necessary to argue your case matters, especially if the insurance adjuster challenges your claim.
Evidence matters because some people view motorcyclists as more reckless despite data showing it is car drivers who cause the majority of accidents. If your case ends up in front of a jury, you will have to combat this stigma as well as provide a clear rebuttal to every attempt an insurance company makes to blame you for the collision.
When Drivers Cause Motorcycle Accidents
How bad is the risk for motorcyclists? Studies show:
- Inattention blindness makes drivers twice as likely to miss a motorcycle than a taxi in simulated driving situations
- Car drivers routinely underestimate the margin they have when pulling out in front of an approaching motorcycle
- Collisions are most likely to take place at intersections, with the most common cause being a car turning left across a motorcycle’s path
- Cars often change lanes into passing motorcycles and are more likely to cause accidents that happen when a biker is riding between lanes of traffic
Sometimes, drivers simply do not see a motorcyclist coming because they are not looking for the smaller profile of a rider. No matter the driver’s mistake, when they are to blame, you deserve compensation for your injuries.
Motorcycle Accident Victims May Suffer Lasting Injuries
There is nothing that can fully protect you from harm when you are hit by a car or even thrown from your bike. Sadly, many motorcyclists end up suffering serious accidents that affect them for the rest of their lives.
We may be able to help you file a claim if you suffered a:
- Bone crush injury
- Burn injury
- Facial injury
- Loss of limb/amputation
- Multiple or complex fracture
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Not only do these injuries take a long time to heal, but they may also result in permanent disfigurement or disability. Anyone in this situation needs maximum compensation to ensure they can access help and care both now and in the future. Insurance adjusters rarely offer full and fair settlements to catastrophic injury victims, making it important to have a lawyer who will fight for you.
We’re Here for Clients in Their Hardest Times
Adjusting to your life after a severe injury can take time and involve difficult emotions on top of the pain and struggle of healing. Making a claim is easier with the help of a supportive law firm like Ashcraft & Gerel. Our attorneys take the lead on legal matters and go above and beyond to make sure clients are taken care of. With our team on your side, you will not have to worry about your injury claim.
We’re also well known by insurance companies for giving our all in every case we take. Simply having this reputation can help turn settlement negotiations in your favor. If it does not, we are ready to litigate your claim. The losses and challenges caused by a severe or catastrophic injury are immeasurable, and you deserve financial support as you try to put your life back together.
Schedule a free and confidential consultation with Ashcraft & Gerel by calling us at (202) 759-7648. We are here to serve motorcycle accident victims in Washington, D.C. and beyond.
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Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.
Committed to the Community
Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.
Fearless Advocacy When You Need It
Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.
Respected within the Legal Field
Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.
At the Forefront of Major Litigation
Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.
A Long Legacy of Successful Results
Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.