Serving motorcycle accident victims throughout Bellingham, Marietta-Alderwood, Laurel, Geneva, Chuckanut and surrounding Whatcom County, Washington areas.
Riding motorcycles has become a favorite American pastime. Unfortunately, just like bicycle riders, motorcycle riders are often placed in danger due to the negligence of other drivers on the road. At the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek, we represent motorcycle accident victims in Bellingham, Washington and the greater Whatcom County area. We work vigorously to advocate for bikers and pursue the compensation that is deserved. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, let us take the stress off your shoulders and deliver the best outcome possible.
Even the safest motorcycle rider is still vulnerable to injury based on the carelessness of other car and truck drivers. In 2013 alone, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in the United States, with nearly 5,000 others losing their lives. These statistics show that motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in an accident than car drivers.
Motorcycle accidents commonly occur when a car swerves in front of a motorcyclist, fails to yield or leave enough room between the vehicles, or is too distracted to notice the motorcycle on the road.
There is no excuse for a motorist to endanger a motorcycle rider, which is why the team at the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek is dedicated to helping any motorcycle accident victim receive the most compensation possible. We have the experience and knowledge required to insist upon your legal rights as a motorcyclist and prove the other party’s negligence.
The Importance of a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Proving fault can be difficult, especially for motorcyclists. At the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek, we advocate for you, the victim, by collecting scene and police reports, gathering witness statements, obtaining or taking photographs of the accident scene, utilizing medical records, consulting accident experts, and even recreating the accident to prove the other party was at fault..
It’s difficult or impossible to do these things without a lawyer, which severely limits your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. It’s also possible that a motorcycle accident is the fault of a product defect and the manufacturer can be held responsible. Again, a seasoned attorney is needed to navigate the murky waters of proving the defect that caused a crash.
Types of Compensation
You can receive compensation for far more than the physical damage done to your motorcycle after an accident. Based on your situation, you may also deserve relief from medical bills, lost income, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. In the tragic instance of death, compensation is also rewarded for burial expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of financial support.
At the Law Office of Joseph P. Bartek, we serve the greater Whatcom County area with our decades of experience. Contact us at (360) 526-8584 to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who will help you understand your rights and guide you through the complex legal process.