Motorcycle accidents throughout the State of Washington have been known to occur for various reasons. Most collisions involving motorcycles have to do with the inattention or negligent driving on the part of a motorist other than the motorcyclist. Other accidents have been known to be caused by dangerous road conditions, inclement weather, or even a defective motorcycle part or auto part of another vehicle involved in an accident. Aside from these more obvious causes, incidents involving animals, such as deer in the road, are another unfortunate cause of vehicular accidents.
According to a kitsapsun.com article, a Port Orchard motorcyclist hit a deer recently while riding in Mason County. The motorcyclist and his rider suffered serious injuries after being thrown from the bike, which slid approximately 25 yards, after striking the deer. Apparently, alcohol was involved in the accident, and a Washington State Patrol report even mentions that the 55-year-old motorcyclist may face vehicular assault charges since his passenger was injured. The report did not mention any other cause contributing to the accident.
Motorcyclists and all other motorists must be constantly aware of their surroundings to ensure their own safety in addition to protecting all others, including passengers, while on the road. When a driver fails to uphold the responsibility of following the law or exercises another form of negligence that ultimately leads to an auto accident, that driver may be held legally responsible for any property damaged or expenses associated with another individual’s injuries or wrongful death resulting from the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Washington, you don’t have to feel helpless. As an accident victim who has suffered serious injuries due to another person’s negligence, you have many legal rights and options that you should be aware of in order to make the best decision for you and your family. At The Bernard Law Group, our experienced Seattle motorcycle accident attorneys have been assisting motorcycle accident victims for many years and may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, call the Bernard Law Group today at 1-800-418-8282.
Source article: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/oct/25/two-hurt-in-motorcycle-vs-deer-crash-in-mason/