Bicyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups on our roads. When a bicyclist is in an accident, the results can be devastating. According to WSDOT, 113 bicyclists were seriously injured or killed in 2019 on Washington State roads.
Our Lakewood bicycle accident lawyer can help victims of bicycle accidents recover the compensation they deserve. As avid bicyclists ourselves, we also understand the unique considerations and rights of bicyclists. To get started on your case, schedule a consultation today.
Here are some steps to take immediately after a bicycle accident. Of course, your priority should always be getting medical care. If injuries are serious or life threatening, call 911.
Please call our Lakewood bicycle attorneys as soon as possible in the process. When we’re involved early on, we have better access to evidence, and can stop the insurance company’s calls.
It is a felony in the State of Washington to hit-and-run. Unfortunately, we regularly hear stories from hit-and-run accident victims.
Our attorneys will do our best to help locate the negligent driver. Even if we are unable to do so, we might be able to file a claim against your own insurance policy. If you have uninsured motorists coverage, we may be able to assist in recovering your damages by filing a claim against your own policy.
Reach out to us if you’ve been involved in a hit-and-run accident so we can explore your legal options.
Road hazards are common causes of bicycle and motorcycle accidents. Who is responsible when this happens?
As with the hit-and-run driver scenario mentioned above, this is where uninsured motorist coverage can help. If you have this coverage, we can help you to file a claim against your own insurance company. In our investigation, we might also discover that a city or other party may be held liable for not addressing known road hazards.
During your free case evaluation, our attorneys will want to learn more about the losses you’ve faced due to your accident. For instance:
Injuries from bicycle accidents can be more severe and catastrophic than auto accidents. Our attorneys will fight for a settlement amount that will fairly compensate you.
Not all personal injury or car accident lawyers are suited to handle bicycle crash claims. Insurance adjustors often don’t understand their own policies when it comes to paying bicycle victims.
Our attorneys have helped victims of bicycle accidents get the compensation they deserve. We can help you, too. Let us help take some of the burden off your plate so you can focus on your health and healing.