Gig Harbor Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Every year, thousands of bicyclists are seriously injured or even killed on America’s roadways. These accidents can be catastrophic for victims – leaving them with permanent injuries, scars, and trauma. If you’ve been a victim, you could be entitled to compensation for all you’ve suffered. Reaching out to a Gig Harbor bicycle accident lawyer is a first step in understanding your legal rights.

Bicycle Accidents Aren’t the Same as Car Accidents

There are several key differences between bicycle and car accidents:

  • Injuries can be more severe. Bicyclists have little protecting them from the impact. This means they often experience more serious injuries when struck than occupants of cars.
  • Liability issues. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for drivers to flee the scene , even though it’s illegal (RCW 46.52.020). It’s important to have a lawyer who understands these scenarios and can help advocate for bicyclist victims.
  • Additional laws may come into play. There are additional laws when it comes to sharing the space with bicyclists on Washington’s roadways. Having a lawyer well versed in these considerations can help prove liability.

If you or a loved one has been a victim in a bicycle collision, you don’t have to go it alone. When you have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, you can focus on your healing.

We’re Personal Injury Lawyers who Understand Bicyclists

One of the reasons we’re so passionate about helping victims of bicyclist accidents is that we’re avid bicyclists ourselves. We understand the importance of being able to exercise and stay safe.

To learn more, read Erik Ladenburg’s post entitled New Washington State Laws Will Help Bicyclists.

How Settlements Help Bicycle Victims

Our end goal is to help victims recoup their financial losses as well as feel that justice has been served. People often want to know what kind of settlement amount they may be entitled to receive. We don’t have a simple answer for that but can provide more targeted information after meeting with you in a free consultation.

However, a settlement can cover some of the following damages:

  • Medical bills including hospital and doctor visits
  • Therapy costs
  • Loss of wages
  • Expenses related to your injury such as needed home modifications or household services
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Funeral costs, in the case of fatality

One of our jobs as personal injury lawyers is to get a total picture of what the injury has cost you. This includes calculating future expenses, such as medical bills. With our understanding of past similar cases, we’ll begin to construct a value for your case.

From there, we will do all we can to fight for a fair settlement amount – even if that means taking your case to court.

Reach out to a Gig Harbor Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

The first step is to call a Gig Harbor bicycle accident lawyer and schedule a free consultation. If you’re unable to meet at our office, let us know. We’ll be happy to have one of our lawyers meet with you at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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