Pierce County Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Roughly 1,300 bicycle-involved crashes happen every year on Washington’s roads. If you’ve been a victim, we urge you to reach out to a Pierce County bicycle accident lawyer. A lawyer experienced with bike crashes can help you file a claim and ensure a smooth process.

Our lawyers are pleased to offer free case evaluations and we only charge a fee if we win you a settlement. Why not take advantage of free legal advice about your situation? There’s no obligation or risk to reach out to our team.

Preserving Evidence After a Bicycle Accident

Following a bicycle crash, it’s important that you preserve evidence to your case. Make sure to call for police and wait until they’ve arrived. Until then, try to leave the bicycle undisturbed in its position.

Avoid the temptation to toss out your ripped clothing or get your bike repaired right away. These pieces of evidence can help tell the story of what happened to you and build your case.

Finally, don’t forget to document what happened! Taking pictures is valuable, but also take time to write down everything you can remember while it’s fresh in your mind. As your injuries can change in appearance, consider taking pictures of them periodically.

A personal injury attorney can help retain these pieces of evidence as well as gather others crucial to your case.

Types of Injuries Common in Bicycle Accident Victims

There is little to protect a bicyclist in a collision with a car. Not surprisingly, catastrophic injuries can and do occur.

Some of the more common injuries with bicycle accident victims include:

  • Abrasions and lacerations
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crush injuries and internal damage
  • Fractures
  • Dental injuries
  • Mental trauma, such as PTSD
  • Wrongful death

Injuries such as these may require extensive medical and rehabilitative care. A skilled bicycle accident lawyer will fight for a settlement that covers all these costs.

How Our Lawyers Can Help Victims

While you can certainly file a claim on your own, there are advantages to hiring a personal injury lawyer for assistance.

Here are a few of the ways we can help:

  • Gather evidence. We’ll collect medical bills, police reports, doctor reports, witness statements. If needed, we also have access to experts in the field of accident reconstruction we can bring in.
  • Help provide a value for your case. We can evaluate all your damages and draw on our experience of similar cases to help form a value for your case. When we have a value range in mind, we’re best prepared to fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.
  • Pursue all sources of funds. Sometimes, there may be more than one insurance company or responsible party involved. In this situation, we may be able to file more than one claim.
  • Negotiate with insurance adjustors. Tired of your phone ringing off the hook? That stops when you hire us. We’ll communicate directly with the insurance adjustors so you don’t have to.
  • Take your case to trial. Many personal injury firms avoid trials, pressuring their clients to settle out of court. We take a distinctly different approach and prepare every case for trial. Insurance companies know we mean business, and ultimately this helps our clients get fair settlements.

At Ladenburg Law, we treat every client like family. This means we keep you informed of your legal options every step of the way and answer all your questions in language you can understand. We’re here to take the legal burden off your plate so you can focus on your recovery.

Please Let Us Know What Happened

Here in Washington State, you have a limited window of opportunity to file a claim (RCW 4.16.080), so reach out to a Pierce County bicycle accident lawyer today.

As a reminder, we offer free case evaluations and only charge a fee if we win you a settlement. We invite you to take advantage of free, no-obligation legal advice about your situation.

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