Kent Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Have you been the victim of a bicycle collision? If so, we want you to reach out to a Kent bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Our lawyers have experience working with victims of bicycle crashes recover fair compensation that covers their medical bills.

Bicycle Accidents Are Dangerous Events

Very little protects bicyclists when they are hit by a car. It’s not uncommon to see catastrophic injuries or even fatalities as a result.

Common injuries include:

  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations and road rash
  • Internal injuries

Some of these injuries are not immediately apparent, which is why it’s essential to be seen by a medical provider as soon as possible. In addition, we urge all our clients to faithfully make all follow-up appointments. We know there may be many appointments, but keeping them ensures the best recovery possible and aids in establishing the basis for your claim.

Proving Fault in a Bicycle Accident

Proving fault in a bicycle accident case can be tricky. Evidence contributing to the crash can quickly be lost, and sometimes the driver pulls a hit and run.

Here are a few things to understand:

  • Police reports can help. If the police responded to your accident, make sure to request a copy of the report. Also, note if any citations were issued (to either you or the other driver.)
  • Witness reports can help. Were there any witnesses to your accident? They can be valuable in piecing together what happened.  If your accident happened in front of a business, it’s possible footage could be pulled.
  • Washington is a comparative fault state. Even if you were partly to blame or received a citation, you may be eligible to receive partial compensation (RCW 4.22.005).
  • A qualified lawyer has resources. Our lawyers have worked with hundreds of clients over the years. We have access to resources and experts who specialize in accident reconstruction.

Bottom line, even if you’re not exactly sure what happened or how to provide who’s to blame, reach out. We still may be able to help you secure a settlement.

Who Will Pay for Your Medical Bills?

If the driver was at fault, their insurance company is responsible to pay for your medical bills and lost wages in the form of a settlement. But suppose the driver was uninsured – of left the scene? In this scenario, you may be able to file a claim against your own insurance policy provided you have uninsured motorists’ coverage.

Whether you’re dealing with the driver’s insurance company or your own, we can file the claim and manage the process on your behalf. If your medical bills have been extensive, it’s especially important to involve a personal injury attorney. Simply having an attorney on your side increases your chances of receiving a fair settlement. And, in the event we’re unable to negotiate a fair settlement, we’ll be prepared to take your case to court.

See if a Lawyer Can Help – It’s Free to Talk

The first step is to call a Kent bicycle accident lawyer to schedule a free case evaluation. We’ll want to hear what happened, and more about the severity of your injuries and the kind of expenses you’ve incurred. After meeting, we’ll be able to inform you of your legal options. Should you choose to work with us, remember that we’ll only charge you a fee if we win you a settlement.

Don’t delay; call our team as soon as possible so we can take the legal burden off your plate.

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