University Place Bicycle Accident Lawyer

A crash that may be minor in a car could be catastrophic on a bike. Have you suffered serious injuries in a bike wreck? If so, call a University Place bicycle accident lawyer for legal assistance.

In case you’re worried about how much it will cost to speak with a lawyer, don’t be. The team at Ladenburg Law always offers free case evaluations and only charges a fee if we’re able to win your case.

Bike Wrecks Can Wreck More than Your Bike

We don’t have to tell you that a crash can impact your life more than a wrecked bike. Have you experienced any of the following?

  • Serious injuries requiring hospitalization or physical therapy
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Missed time from work
  • Cancellation of special events, such as vacations
  • Emotional trauma, such as flashbacks, PTSD, or anxiety
  • Loss of enjoyment of bicycling or other activities

If you’ve been a victim, you could be eligible to receive compensation for these kinds of damages. One of our skilled bicycle accident attorneys can investigate what happened, look at verdicts in similar cases, and help determine a fair value.

What If You Were Partly to Blame for the Crash?

Not every crash has a completely at-fault and innocent party. A variety of factors can contribute to a crash outcome. For instance, were both parties following the speed limit? Was the bicyclist wearing a helmet? Did both parties make errors in judgment?

The good news is that even if you were somewhat to blame for your injuries, you may still be able to file a claim thanks to Washington’s comparative fault law (RCW 4.22.005). In other words, if you were found to be 30% at fault for the crash, your settlement award would be reduced by 30%.

Our attorneys are skilled to provide help in these situations. We may be able to work to lower your contributory fault. So please, don’t hesitate to reach out even if you’re somewhat to blame.

What To Do After a Bike Accident

We understand that you are likely reading this page after the fact. But chances are there are still some steps you could consider taking following your bike crash.

  1. Move off the road. You do not want to risk getting hit a second time. However, leave your bike alone if possible until the police have come and written a report and you or a witness have taken photos. This may be valuable evidence.
  2. Seek medical care. Call 911 if there are suspected serious or life-threatening injuries. Otherwise, try to see a doctor or chiropractor as soon as possible. Ideally, the same day.
  3. Contact an attorney for help. We recommend you do this as soon as possible, while evidence is still fresh. We can also assist you throughout the entire claims process.

The important thing to remember is that you have a limited window of time to file a claim in the state of Washington. Plus, insurance companies may have additional deadlines. Reach out to our team to make sure you don’t miss on compensation you could be entitled to receive.

Free Case Evaluations for Bike Victims

A University Place bicycle accident lawyer is standing by to assist you. Just give us a call or fill out the short form and ask for a free case evaluation.


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