Auburn Bicycle Accident Lawyer

About 3,000 bicyclists and pedestrians are involved in crashes in Washington State every year. Several hundred of these victims sustain serious injuries, and about a hundred of these incidents prove fatal.

If you’ve been a victim, we recommend you reach out to an Auburn bicycle accident lawyer for help. It’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side to fight for a settlement that will cover all your medical bills and lost wages.

Can I Afford a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

Yes! At Ladenburg Law, we work on a contingency basis. You only pay us if we will your case. We’ll cover upfront all the costs associated with your case.

By working on a contingency basis, more victims can access legal assistance when they need it most.

Why Bike Accidents Happen in Auburn

While there are many ways collisions can happen between drivers and bicyclists, here are some of the more common scenarios we see:

  • Backing up: Drivers not looking carefully can strike a bicyclist when backing up out of a driveway, garage, or alley.
  • Car doors: In this scenario, a driver or passenger exiting their vehicle opens the door without checking their surroundings. This situation can occur particularly if the vehicle is parallel parked next to a bike line.
  • Left-turning vehicles: Often, drivers will watch for other cars before making left turns and may fail to notice a bicyclist, particularly if they are using the sidewalk.
  • Right hook: A right hook happens when the driver passes the bicyclist and then immediately takes a right turn, making it impossible for the bicyclist to avoid hitting the car.

Most bicycle crashes are preventable. No matter how it happened, if you’ve been the victim of a bicycle crash, we want to hear from you. We may be able to help you recover your financial losses.

Involve a Skilled Attorney with your Claim

The medical bills can be steep for victims of bicycle crashes, and often, insurance companies offer settlements that are far too low.

A skilled attorney can help with a claim in the following ways:

  • Handle all communication with the insurance company and other lawyers
  • Calculate the value of your claim
  • Gather evidence and testimony that builds your case
  • Negotiate a fair settlement

In the event we’re unable to negotiate a fair settlement, we’ll be prepared to take your case to trial. We’ll inform you of your legal options at every step of the way. Having an attorney in your corner means you can focus your attention on your recovery.

Dealing with Hit-and-Run Drivers

In the State of Washington, it’s against the law for a driver to hit you and then drive off (RCW 46.52.020). Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents do happen, and they can happen more frequently with pedestrian and bicyclist victims.

If this has happened to you, we still may be able to help you file a claim against your own insurance policy. Please, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to explore your legal options.

Free Case Evaluations for Auburn Bike Crash Victims

Please call an Auburn bicycle accident lawyer about what happened. We offer free case evaluations and as mentioned earlier, will only charge a fee if we win you a settlement. Don’t delay; you only have a limited window of time to file a claim in the State of Washington.

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