Is There A Helmet Law in Washington State?

Washington law states a helmet is required to be worn when operation a motorcycle, scooter or moped. RCW 46.37.530 reads: Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, mopeds, electric-assisted bicycles—Helmets, other equipment—Children—Rules. It is unlawful: … (b) For any person to operate a motorcycle, moped, or motor-driven cycle which does not have a windshield unless wearing glasses, goggles, or a face … Continued

Why Do I need Uninsured (UM) / Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Coverage?

Responsible drivers carry insurance to protect themselves in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, not everyone is as responsible as you. Sadly, it is estimated that 16% of drivers in the state of Washington do NOT have insurance. In 2015, The Insurance Research Council found that Washington state ranked #7 in the nation for having the greatest percentage … Continued

10 Laws Every Washington State Motorcyclist Should Know

It is important to follow these Washington state motorcycle laws to avoid getting hurt in an accident and to avoid getting a ticket! 1. Get a motorcycle license endorsement. All motorcycle riders are required to have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license (RCW 46.20.500). There are two ways to obtain a Washington motorcycle endorsement. You … Continued

Wrongful Death Law

Tragic Loophole in Wrongful Death Law Finally Fixed

Parents of an unmarried young adult child, who had no kids of their own, can finally make a wrongful death claim against someone who negligently causes the death of their child. This has not been the case in Washington for the last 110 years. It took the spotlight of the “Ride the Ducks” tragedy to … Continued

Washington motorcycle insurance law

BIG Change in Motorcycle Insurance Law!!

A new insurance law REQUIRES Motorcycles to have liability insurance just like cars in Washington state. Starting July 27, 2019 motorcycles must carry $25,000 in bodily injury liability insurance and $10,000 property damage liability insurance. This is a big change since in the past no insurance was required for motorcycles. However, we have always recommended … Continued