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Motorcycle Crash Victims

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Were You Involved in a Motorcycle Accident?

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As a motorcyclist, you are probably well aware of the high-risk factors associated with operating a motorcycle while sharing the road with other motorists, such as cars, sedans, small-bed trucks, and big commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions you take, or no matter how vigilant or self-disciplined you may be while operating a motorcycle, this cannot stop other drivers from driving dangerously or negligently. If you were involved in a serious accident, do not wait another moment to speak with our Kirkland motorcycle injury law firm.

We are committed to helping victims and their families get the justice they deserve.

Understanding Common Types of Negligence

Whether negligence played a role in your case or not, most motorcycle accidents can be caused by a number of factors. But the fact still remains: most accidents could have been prevented. You will need work with a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer who understands the personal injury laws and how other factors such as negligence and liability can play significant roles.

  • Careless, Reckless Drivers
  • Improperly Trained Drivers
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Poorly Maintained Roads
  • Drunk or Distracted Driving
  • Defective Auto Parts
  • Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Do Speak with a Lawyer

    Our firm works hard to make sure your voice is heard. We make sure liable entities or at-fault parties pay for the damages they have caused due to recklessness or negligence.

  • Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Admit Guilt

    You may feel inclined to apologize after an accident. Remember: though your intentions may have been rooted in politeness, your words can be misconstrued as an admission of fault.

  • Accident Do’s and Don’ts

    Don’t Just Accept a Settlement

    You may have been offered a settlement – but you may want to think twice. Do not think insurance companies have your best interests at heart. We help maximize your claim.

In an Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Cover Your Bases with Our 9-Step Accident Checklist

  • Stay at the scene of the accident, but move to a safe location.

  • Make sure you and anyone else who is hurt receives necessary medical attention.

  • Contact law enforcement to report the accident.

  • Exchange information with the other driver (ex: name & insurance)

  • Talk to witnesses, if any, and write down their contact information.

  • Take pictures of the accident, including the cars, the scene, and any injuries.

  • Let your insurance company know about the accident.

  • Document and save everything regarding the accident.

  • Hire a personal injury attorney to look out for your best interests.

Questions & Answers

What You Need to Know

  • Questions

  • Who will be held accountable for my accident?

    Answer

    If you were injured in an accident caused by no fault of your own, or if a loved one has been wrongfully killed due to another party’s negligent or reckless behavior, then you could be eligible to file a claim and pursue financial compensation under your State’s personal injury laws. Different parties can be held responsible for an accident that resulted in injury, including individuals (like a reckless driver) or an entity (such as a trucking company or product manufacturer).

  • What compensation is available?

    Answer

    Compensation can come in two forms: non-economic damages and economic damages. Economic damages typically refer to the following: medical bills (past and current), lost wages, lost earning capacity, and property damages. Non-economic damages can refer to the following: pain and suffering, change in lifestyle, loss of companionship, or loss of enjoyment of life. Other forms of compensation can also include punitive damages or wrongful death.

  • Should I accept the deal my insurance company provided?

    Answer

    You have insurance coverage for a reason: when emergencies hit, you want to know that you are covered. Unfortunately, most insurance company settlements are so pitifully low that most victims are left with additional expenses in the aftermath of an accident. We know that the last thing you want is a courtroom battle, but we can help make sure you receive the full compensation you really deserve.

  • Why do I need a lawyer?

    Answer

    Working with an attorney can help level the playing field. Simply put, our firm makes sure insurance companies don’t try to force you into accepting a low-ball offer. We know how to investigate a case to make sure you are receiving the full amount of compensation and then we fight hard to make sure you do not receive anything less than what you deserve.

  • Robert Kornfeld

    Senior Attorney & Founding Partner

    At Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen and Lingenbrink, our professionals are devoted to representing clients who have suffered major injuries due to the negligence of another. We believe in providing a voice for the wrongfully injured and their families, and ensuring justice is restored on their behalf.

    We are equipped to represent clients who have cases involving major personal injury such as medical malpractice, construction site injuries, motor vehicle collisions, maritime accidents, nursing home or elder abuse, and other serious injury claims. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have handled all types of serious injury claims including those involving catastrophic injuries resulting in paralysis, quadriplegia, traumatic brain injuries, burns and chemical exposures, electrical injuries and/or wrongful death.

  • Rob Kornfeld’s Story

    The Moment My Life Changed Forever

    Every attorney will tell you they will work hard for you – that they will go to bat to get you a good settlement after you’ve been injured. But the truth is, some lawyers get consistently better results for one reason or another. I’d like to share with you the reason I am so passionate and committed to fighting for the rights of the injured and why I’ve had great success winning substantial settlements for my clients, whether they were hurt on the job, in a motor vehicle or other type of accident or were injured because of medical malpractice or were discriminated or harassed at work causing an employment problem.

    Just a few years into practicing law, my life changed drastically and permanently. I was a young attorney, husband and father living and working in Seattle. I was driving my car back home from work on Lake City Way on an ordinary July day in 1985 when it happened – that life changing moment – a moment I still can’t remember because I was severely injured. I woke up in the hospital, in pain and disoriented from a head injury – I had no idea what had happened. The police told my family that a truck driving in the oncoming lane had rear-ended a car, forcing it into my lane where it hit me head-on. This is my car after the wreck: I was lucky to have survived the collision, and I didn’t know it at the time, but I was about to begin a long journey of recovering from this traumatic injury.

    During the long months I spent recuperating, I thought a lot about my life – past, present and future. Something I read in college came back to me – Keats said, “Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.” This explains why I fight so hard for my clients. I have been where you are. I have been hurt – badly – through no fault of my own – and know how frustrating it can be. You may be feeling anger – anger at the person that hurt you. Pain – physical pain from your injuries and mental anguish as you worry if you’ll recover physically, financially and emotionally. Shock – you may be in disbelief that something so traumatic has happened to you and struggling to understand why. I understand because I experienced all these emotions and more. “Why me?” I asked myself many times. I worried about my family, my finances and how my injuries would affect my future. Because I’ve been where you are, I get it, and that’s why I’ll doggedly fight for you

    Over the next several years, I had ten very difficult surgeries to try to restore what was broken. Some of the wounds healed – cuts and scrapes were managed with sutures – even though they left scars. I recovered fully from a mild traumatic brain injury suffered in the accident. But the crash I was lucky to survive at all also did permanent damage that will never heal. I lost a kneecap, and with that, my ability to enjoy many recreational activities I had once loved and for those I could still do, I could no longer reach the same level of performance I was once able to do. For years, even a walk around the block was excruciating and though I’m able to be more active now, I will never be fully physically restored. Weeks in the hospital, multiple surgeries, physical therapy and recovery cost me time with my wife and children that I will never get back. I understand what you’re going through and will be fierce in my pursuit of a settlement for you.

    When you’ve been injured – permanently and irrefutably injured – your life will never be the same. Whatever plans you made may have to be scrapped and redrawn depending on the long term effects of what happened to you. I have a good life. I’ve been practicing law for more than 30 years, have a great family, fulfilling hobbies and interests and make time for supporting my community.

    But it’s not the life I would have had if that truck driver had not been careless and sent a tank (an old Pontiac Bonneville station wagon) careening head on into me. Coping with that reality and how your life will change after a serious injury is a challenge – one that I understand. You can certainly still have a fulfilling life – but you should also be compensated for the life you would have had – for opportunities gone and quality of life lost when you were injured. I will fight for a settlement that reflects not only your injuries now, but the long term effects they will have on your life.

    I recovered from life threatening injuries. It was a harrowing experience. From this, I know first-hand how important it is to focus on recovery – physical, emotional and financial. Because I have been where you are and understand how it is to be injured, in pain, uncertain and stressed, you will not find a more compassionate, understanding and committed personal injury lawyer.

    My life changed one summer day in 1985 and as a result, I understand how it feels to be injured and unable to work, to feel the pressure of mounting medical bills with no wages coming in, to worry about whether and to what extent you will recover and what all this means to your family’s emotional and financial well-being. For 30 years, I have been helping people just like you navigate the legal system, recover medical bills, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering and other damages.

The Proof Is in Our Results

  • Construction Accident

    $2,590,000

    Construction Worker Injured on Job Site

  • Medical Malpractice

    $2,500,000

    Victim of Nursing/Hospital Negligence

  • Wrongful death

    $750,000

    Medical Malpractice Surgical Negligence

Why Choose Our Team?

Trial lawyers who are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.

  • Over 100+ Years Collective Experience

  • You Pay No Fees Unless We Win

  • Free Consultations at A Location Convenient for You

  • Over $30 Million in Settlements Achieved for Our Clients

Tell Us About Your Case

We can meet with you at your home, a convenient meeting location or in the hospital, day or nighttime and weekends.

Client Testimonials

Your Case Is in Good Hands

  • “Given his extensive knowledge and remarkable experience in medical malpractice, Rob is without doubt, the BEST advocate anyone could hope for.”

    Medical Malpractice Client

  • “We felt heard, supported and confident being represented”

    Medical Malpractice Client

  • “Their drive, professionalism, and experience resulted in a significant financial award for me.”

    Car Accident Client

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