Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, attorney David Ranz, based in Federal Way, is ready to protect your rights and negotiate a fair settlement.
A motorcycle accident happens when something hits you or you hit something. That includes being hit by another vehicle or hitting unexpected obstructions in the road. Motorcycle accidents might cause injuries to you, your passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians. Accidents can cause damage to your bike, your gear, your possessions, other vehicles, and stationary structures like signs or buildings. There is no such thing as a fender bender when riding a motorcycle. Bumps, loose gravel, and potholes can become serious road hazards.
What To Do If You Have Been In a Motorcycle Accident
1. Get Medical Treatment Immediately
Whether at the emergency room, urgent care, your chiropractor, or your doctor. Prompt treatment is vital, and it creates a medical record for your case.
2. Talk with an Attorney
Evidence for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Evidence is an essential element in most legal matters. Photos of the accident scene, injuries, damage to personal and other property, and medical records can help strengthen your case.
Take Photos of The Accident Scene
If possible, take photos of the collision location, road conditions, other vehicle(s) positions, etc. Be thorough.
Take Photos of Your Injuries
If you were injured in the accident, take photos to document all of them.
Take Photos of Your Bike
Take clear photos of all the damage to your bike, including accessories.
Keep Your Bike
Keep your bike and all accessories. Have your bike inspected and get an estimate from an industry professional.
Keep Your Helmet
We may have an expert inspect your helmet. If you have been in a crash, it is always best to get a new helmet.
Keep Your Torn Up Gear
Your torn-up gear may be used as an exhibit at trial.
Get answers to your questions and honest advice to put your mind at ease and focus on putting your life back together. Is your phone blowing up? David and his team will handle all calls and communication with your insurance company. With David Ranz as your attorney, you can relax.
Attorney David Ranz is an Experienced Motorcycle Rider
An avid motorcycle rider for many years, David Ranz knows firsthand that motorcycles are seemingly invisible to other motorists. Drivers may look straight at you then drive into your lane as if you weren’t there. In the years since David hung up his motorcycle keys, motorcyclists face even more challenges on the road. As an experienced motorcycle accident attorney based in Federal Way, David has the skills and experience to stand up to insurance companies to negotiate a fair settlement for you and your loved ones.
“Just because people hear the roaring sound of your bike’s pipes, it doesn’t mean you are a reckless driver.”
David Ranz, Founder
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. I’ve Been In a Motorcycle Accident – Do I Have a Case?
A. Every motorcycle accident is unique. Call or text motorcycle accident attorney David Ranz for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation. You’ll get answers to your questions and an honest assessment so you can decide what’s best for you.
Q. What’s My Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?
A. Every case has unique circumstances. Call or text experienced motorcycle accident attorney David Ranz for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation. You’ll get an honest assessment over the phone.
Q. How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
A. You pay no fee out of pocket. Our no-obligation initial case evaluation is absolutely free. If you retain Ranz Law to represent you, our fee will come out of your settlement. You will pay nothing out of pocket. There are no fees if there is no settlement.
A Word of Caution About Talking with Insurance Companies
You will likely get a lot of calls from insurance companies after an accident. Talking with them about your accident might not work in your favor. For example, answering “I’m fine” or “Pretty good” when they ask how you are doing could hinder your case. They know that healing from motorcycle accident injuries takes time, and some injuries do not manifest right away. Their friendly employees are trained to reduce payouts. Being inexperienced puts you at a disadvantage. Your motorcycle accident attorney at Ranz Law is ready to help. When you retain Ranz Law, we immediately direct the insurance companies to call us so you can focus on getting better.
Bias Against Motorcyclists
Putting your life back together after an accident can be challenging. But motorcyclists often face fierce biases that can make it more difficult to get a fair settlement, especially for those trying to negotiate on their own with insurance companies.
- Insurance companies are notorious for scoffing at medical claims, trying to assassinate the character of motorcycle accident victims, and using delay tactics to wear down motorcycle accident victims.
- Police reports may be unfavorable or inaccurate due to bias, errors, or inexperience.
- At-fault issues can be challenging to overcome. That is why we are dedicated to telling your story to mitigate the impact of those issues. Even if you made errors, you might still be entitled to more compensation for your injuries and property damage than you might think.
Motorcyclists Are At Higher Risk for Crashes, Injuries, and Fatalities
While motorcycle riders account for roughly 7% of vehicles on the road in Washington, motorcycle riders are involved in a disproportionate number of road accidents. On average, a motorcyclist is involved in a crash every four hours.
Without the protection of a vehicle, airbags, and seatbelts, motorcycle accident victims usually sustain more injuries – seen and unseen. Motorcycle accident victims are at higher risk for concussion, road rash, scarring, loss of a limb, and nerve damage. It is not uncommon for motorcycle accident victims to sustain life-long injuries. Motorcycle accident attorney David Ranz, based in Federal Way, understands these unique challenges and is ready to fight hard to help you get fair compensation for injury treatment now and in the future.
Obscure legal statutes are easily overlooked by attorneys with little or no motorcycle accident case experience. David Ranz does the research to find and use the protections put in place to protect you.
Citations And Related Articles
- David Ranz Law – Washington State Route 99 Safe Driving Tips
- David Ranz Law – Puget Sound: Winter Driving Tips 2022
- Washington State – 2015 Annual Collision Summary
- Statista – U.S. motorcycle registration estimates in 2020, by state.