Vancouver WA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Who Fights For Your Rights
Count on Colin to fight for the best possible outcome in your case
Motorcycles are a common sight in the state of Washington. But when other drivers are negligent, they can cause an accident that leave motorcyclists seriously injured. Injured victims may face months or years of recovering and mounting medical bills. The Scott Law Firm, PLLC helps injured motorcyclists recover the financial compensation they deserve.
Motorcycle accident attorney Colin Scott knows that part of the problem is that many drivers see motorcycles as little more than a nuisance on the road. Some drivers just don't see motorcycles as other vehicles - if they notice them at all. This attitude increases the risk of causing an accident.
A crash can change the lives of motorcyclists in an instant. Motorcyclists have very little protection in a crash, so the injuries they suffer in an accident can be severe. They may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy or follow-up treatment. Some never fully recover from their injuries and are left with a permanent disability.
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The medical expenses for treatment can become overwhelming very quickly. And if an accident leaves a motorcyclist unable to work, there is less income coming in. Meanwhile the usual bills don't stop piling up. This can be a very difficult time for motorcyclists and their families. Many find it hard to make ends meet following an accident.
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When an insurance company receives an injury claim that is legally justified, they are supposed to provide compensation for the injured plaintiff. But insurance companies often hold outdated views about motorcyclists. They think of them as dangerous risk takers. In their minds, a motorcyclist must have been to blame for causing the accident... somehow. They may dispute your version of events, claim that you were speeding or driving recklessly, and question the extent of your injuries.
Attorney Colin Scott is familiar with the defense strategies insurance companies use to deny personal injury claims. He knows that motorcyclists, like all people, care about their safety. That's why he doesn't put up with insurance company tactics that attempt to reduce the amount of compensation to which law-abiding citizens, including injured motorcyclists, are entitled.
Here at The Scott Law Firm, PLLC, we don't take the insurance company's word for what happened. We focus on the facts. Colin can investigate your motorcycle accident to find out what really happened. He can carefully review all relevant documentation - including police accident reports and medical records. He can identify witnesses and interview them himself. He can also consult with an accident reconstructionist and other specialists as needed to help prove your case.
Count on Colin in a crisis
Our firm knows how to build a strong case that insurance companies take seriously. When they see that Colin is prepared and ready to fight them in court, they often agree to enter into settlement negotiations. Their hope is we'll quickly agree to a lowball offer that helps them save money.
That's not acceptable. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your individual needs. This can include compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the motorcycle accident. It can also include compensation for lost wages as well as other damages like pain and suffering and any disability you have suffered as a result of the crash.
Colin is dedicated to getting the best possible outcome in motorcycle accident cases and recovering the compensation his clients need to get their lives back on track. Many times that can be done through a negotiated settlement with the insurance company. Other times, it may require filing a lawsuit and fighting for you in court.
Talk to an attorney right away. Call Colin
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, it's important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. The amount of time in which you have to take legal action against the parties responsible for your injuries is limited. If you wait too long, you risk losing your ability to seek financial recovery. Additionally, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost or destroyed. The sooner we can get started, the sooner we can begin building a strong case that proves you are telling the truth.
Learn more about how we can help you with your case. Contact us online or call 360-718-3640 to schedule a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney. If you have difficulty traveling due to your injuries and can't come to our office, Colin can meet you at your home or another location that is more convenient for you.
These are common and very serious injuries often seen in motorcycle accidents. Head and brain injuries can happen when a motorcyclist is hit directly by a vehicle or thrown onto the ground. The force of impact causes the brain to crash into the skull. This can result in bruising, bleeding or swelling - and motorcyclists can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The long-term effects of a TBI can have a significant impact on injury victims. They may experience problems with speech, thinking and motor skills. They may undergo personality changes. Other effects can include weakness and problems with balance or walking. Many victims of TBI require long-term or even lifelong care. In these situations, medical expenses can become overwhelming.
During a motorcycle accident, the natural instinct of a motorcyclist is to use his or her arms for protection. The force of impact can result in damage to the nerves in the arm - including the brachial plexus, median nerve, radial nerve and ulnar nerve. This damage can lead to a condition known as "biker's arm."
Damage to the nerves can cause a loss of feeling and limited arm movement. Injured motorcyclists may have difficulty using their hands or fingers. Symptoms can take days or even weeks to develop. Treatment can help, but some injured motorcyclists never fully recover. In some cases, biker's arm can lead to permanent paralysis.
In a motorcycle accident, a motorcyclist may slide on the road before coming to a stop. This contact with the road can result in result in serious cuts and bruises to the skin, a condition known as "road rash." If the injuries are severe enough, road rash may also be diagnosed as third-degree (full thickness) burns.
Like other types of burns, road rash can be extremely painful. If not properly treated, cuts and bruises can become irritated or infected. There may also be nerve damage or scarring. Severe road rash diagnosed as third-degree burns can also require surgical skin grafts. These injuries can take weeks or even months to fully heal. Medication, including powerful narcotics, are often needed in these situations to help with pain management.
The force of impact with a car or truck - or with the ground after being thrown from a bike - can easily lead to broken bones. These motorcycle accident injuries are often seen in the arms, wrists, hands, legs and hips. Mobility becomes limited in the injured area. You may not be able to return to work or take part in your usual activities.
Depending on the location and type of fracture, it can take many months for a broken bone to heal completely. Surgery may be required in some cases-such as when a motorcyclist suffers a compound fracture. Comminuted fractures are also common injuries that can occur during a motorcycle accident, when bones are literally crushed and fragmented. In these situations, the injured motorcyclist may require one or more surgeries. In severe cases, a broken bone can result in disfigurement or permanent disability. Complications may also include infection and nerve damage. The effects from these type of injuries can be life-long.