Understanding dooring accidents in Spokane
"Dooring" is a commonly used term when a motorcyclist or bicyclist is struck by a car door opened in front of them. Either a driver or a passenger on the driver's side may be responsible for opening the door and creating the hazard. Hitting an open car door can lead to serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries if the biker is thrown from his or her bike.
While hitting a car door can result in serious injuries, swerving to avoid being "doored" can be even more dangerous. Many cyclists and motorcyclists are severely injured when they are hit by another vehicle trying to maneuver around an open door.
Liability in such cases can be complex. Your injuries may have been caused by the driver of the vehicle that actually "doored" you, or by another vehicle that forced you into the path of the door or hit you when you swerved to avoid it. That's why you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side to get to the bottom of what happened. You need to contact attorney Richard E. Lewis.
We fight for the rights of injured bikers
Richard understands that most motorcyclists are safe and attentive operators. He knows that drivers and passengers have a responsibility to look before they open doors into a cyclist's path. And he will go to work to build a strong case for the compensation you deserve. The insurance companies know Richard, and they know how passionately he fights for the rights of his clients. You'll get compassionate, personalized attention and strong representation in negotiations and at trial.
If you've been hurt in a dooring accident, don't try to take on the insurance company alone. Contact us online or call 866-465-9098 for your free consultation.