Kitsap County Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle accidents are traumatizing events. On top of that, an accident can leave you with significant medical bills and take you out of work and other activities you enjoy. If you or a loved one has been a victim, can we encourage you to reach out to a Kitsap County bicycle accident lawyer?

A seasoned attorney can review the facts of your case and advise you of your legal rights. In some cases, filing a personal injury lawsuit might be the best course of action. Read on to learn more about how we can help in these situations.

How Bicycle Crashes Happen in Kitsap County

As personal injury lawyers, we’ve seen it all. However, there are certain situations that arise more frequently than others.

Here are some common scenarios that lead to bike crashes.

  • Car making right turn. The driver makes a right turn, cutting off the bicyclist’s path of travel.
  • Doors. A driver or passenger opens their door into the bicyclist’s path.
  • Sideswiping. Drivers can strike bicyclists if they fail to provide enough space or are not paying attention.
  • Roadway issues. Potholes, road debris, and other dangerous conditions can pose real threats to a bicyclist. Sometimes, a municipality or business may be to blame.

Perhaps one of these describes your situation. Even if it doesn’t – reach out. It’s possible we can still help you seek the compensation you need to get back on your feet.

Medical Bills can be Steep for Bike Accident Victims

It should go without saying that in an accident, a bicyclist risks far greater injury than a driver or passenger of a vehicle. There is little protecting that bicyclist from the impact of the road. As a result, we tend to see more catastrophic injuries when the victim of a crash is a bicyclist.

Catastrophic injuries include permanent, severe, and life-altering injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputation
  • Vision loss
  • Disfigurement

The medical bills, suffering, and lifestyle impacts from injuries like these can be significant. A settlement can help make sure those costs are covered as well as provide a sense of justice. Under Washington State law, victims can take action to recover this costs (RCW 4.56.250).

How a Personal Injury Attorney can Help

We recommend you work with a lawyer anytime you’ve been the victim of an accident and sustained serious injuries. Insurance companies will do all they can to minimize your claim and protect their profits.

A skilled personal injury lawyer can help by:

  • Investigating the facts of your case
  • Handling the claim process with the insurance company
  • Identify and pursue all sources of funds on your behalf
  • Negotiate a fair settlement
  • File a personal injury lawsuit if we’re unable to arrive at a fair settlement

Having a personal injury lawyer on your side increases the value of your claim because it sends the message to the insurance company that you are prepared to take them to court. But not all personal injury lawyers are created equal. We encourage you to check out what some of our satisfied clients have to say about working with us.

For a Free Case Evaluation, Call Today

The first step is an easy one – reach out to a Kitsap County bicycle accident lawyer and ask to schedule a free consultation. During that no-obligation meeting, we’ll hear what happen to you and provide you with legal options.

If you’re unable to make it into the office, please let us know. We’re happy to arrange a meeting at your home, hospital, or other convenient location.

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