Rear End Motorcycle Collisions Happen When You Least Expect It On Bellingham and Whatcom County Roads
These types of collisions usually result in the motorcyclist paying a heavy price for someone else’s mistake. As with any type of motorcycle collision, riders are vulnerable to a host of terrible injuries, such as brain or back injuries that often have long term consequences. If you’ve been injured because someone hit you from behind, call Bill Coats Law today. You may be eligible for compensation far beyond what the insurance companies are offering.
Bill Coats is a skilled negotiator and aggressive trail lawyer, willing to go all the way to court for his clients. A free, informative consultation with Bill personally is the way to find out if you have a claim that can pay more than you might have been offered. Call (360) 392-2833 to begin.
It’s not always so cut and dry who is at fault in a rear-end collision. Usually it’s the fault of the driver who was following behind. Sometimes it’s easy to determine, but other cases have other complications. The insurance companies, you can rest assured, have a group of people whose job it is to find loopholes where there is a gray area. And just about every case has some gray area.
If the driver following you was driving recklessly or was drunk or distracted, or was speeding or tailgating, there may be criminal liability. Those behaviors can result in a higher payout as well because they are so very dangerous, and the accidents they cause so preventable. If you’ve been the victim of someone else’s poor decision making or downright recklessness, you should give Bill a call. Why leave money on the table as you recover from and live with what may be life-altering repercussions.
But sometimes there is a mixture of fault, and this doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. Sometimes the motorcyclist might have had to a sudden stop or maneuver around road obstacles or defects like a pothole. A skilled attorney will be able to look at all the myriad factors present and tell you if you have a case. Bill Coats has the confidence to work on a contingency basis, meaning he doesn’t get paid until you do, and meanwhile invests in the help of experts to give testimony to the facts present in cases where needed.
What Damages Can Be Recovered after a Rear-End Motorcycle Accident?
Most motorcyclists are unprepared for an accident that comes from behind. Surprise and lack of protection makes rear-end collisions so devastating to bikers. Injuries sustained can range from traumatic brain injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, broken bones – the kinds of injuries that need skilled diagnostic and medical care as well as long term rehabilitation. These costs can be insurmountable if there is not enough money from the insurance policy to cover them. This is why an attorney can find more compensation to cover these costs. It is worth it.
As the victim, you deserve payment for your losses and injuries, but getting the highest and best settlement possible right away is extremely rare. Don’t gamble; talk to Bill today. His office is in Bellingham, easily accessible via public transportation for those clients who have lost the means to get around as easily as they were before. Call him today to set up a time for a free consultation on your particular case.