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Required Liability Insurance

Posted by Chuck Conrad | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Until recently, Washington State did not require a motorcyclist to carry liability insurance. A law became effective July 2019 requiring liability insurance. When you get insurance, consider coverage for pricy customizations and riding gear. You must carry proof of insurance through your smartp...

Washington State Motorcycle Insurance

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Feb 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Effective July 28, 2019, the 2019 Washington State Legislature passed a new law that all motorcycle drivers must carry liability coverage and proof they have insurance. The liability limits of at least: $25,000.00 for injuries or death to any one person $50,000.00 for injuries or death to al...

Faulty Road Design

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Dec 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are accidents caused by faulty (dangerous) road design. Perhaps the stop sign was placed behind tree limbs and no one could see it until the last second and a driver “runs” the stop sign he did not see. Unfortunately, the driver then slammed into the side of your bike causing you perman...

Spouse’s Liability

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Let's say a husband and wife are two-up. The wife is the passenger. The husband “runs” a red light and the wife is severely injured and will never work again as a nurse. I have represented the wife in a situation similar to this. It must be handled with care so the husband and wife relationshi...

Claim Diminished Value

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Nov 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Your bike is damaged. The insurance company offers to pay for the cost of repairs. However, the resale value of your bike has gone down because it was damaged in an accident. If your bike was worth $3,000 in trade value before the accident and now it is worth $2,500 in trade value, the bike...

Photo Document

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is important to take pictures of the accident scene. Try to do this as soon as possible. You want pictures of skid marks and road debris. Take pictures of your bike. If you can, take pictures of the car which hit you. Take pictures of bruises. They will fade with time so it is important t...

Insurance Adjustor

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Mar 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Within a few weeks after the accident, you will receive a call from an adjuster, who works for the other driver's insurance company. The adjuster is paid by the insurance company to save the insurance company money. If fair value for your injuries is $50,000.00 the adjuster can convince you to se...

Take an Ambulance

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

I am assuming the fire department, first responders and an ambulance will be on the scene. It is my opinion, a motorcyclist should take an ambulance to the hospital.  After an accident, we are in shock. Adrenaline is flowing through our systems and we do not know how badly we may be hurt.  At ...

Police Accident Report

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Jan 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

The investigating police officer is the most important person at the accident scene. The officer will write an accident report. That report becomes the definitive description of how the accident occurred. The first thing the adjustor will want for the at fault driver will be the police report. I...

The Motorcycle Accident Scene

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Jan 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

You are riding down the road. A young mother with two small children in the back seat makes a left hand turn in front of you. You fly over the hood and land on the road. You are in pain. You run over to the woman swearing, screaming and threatening her. She starts crying, her children are cryi...

Hello Riders!

Posted by Chuck Conrad | Jan 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

My name is Charles Conrad. I am an army vet and for over 20 years a motorcycle accident attorney. For the last 10 years I have ridden a Harley. My office is in Spokane, WA. I have represented injured motorcyclist from Canada down to Arizona. Over the years, I have learned when we are involved i...

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