Seattle Bike Accident Attorney
Get Legal Representation After a Bicycle Collision
Unlike other motorists, bicyclists are almost completely vulnerable in an accident, which is why many sustain injuries in falls, collisions, and other types of harmful incidents. Save for a helmet, a bicyclist's body is exposed to outside forces. Despite this, not all motorists practice caution around bicyclists. In fact, motorists are at fault in many accident cases. Yet, traffic police tend to be biased against bicyclists for some inexplicable reason, looking for fault in their actions rather than the actions of the truly liable party. That is why bicycle accident victims are highly advised to seek the legal counsel of an experienced Washington personal injury lawyer.
Getting adequate compensation for your injuries sustained in a bicycle accident may be very difficult since the claims process can be complex, especially if the liable party disputes your claim. You should not try to handle your case alone, or you may make a mistake and jeopardize your claim. Reach out to Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., a personal injury legal firm with an established track record of success. We have the knowledge and resources to help you gain the upper hand during negotiations or trial. Call us today at (888) 228-3860 for a free, comprehensive consultation.
Washington Bicycle Accident Recoveries
- $170,000 recovery for a bicyclist injured when he was struck riding his bicycle.
- $145,000 recovery for a man who received a concussion and skin abrasions when he was knocked off his bicycle by a car making a turn in Kirkland.
Do I Have a Valid Seattle Bike Accident Claim?
Since personal injury law is very complex, this question cannot be answered simply. Seek advice from a dependable lawyer for answers to your bike accident questions before you make any decisions.
Do not be discouraged from filing a claim even if there was no other vehicle involved. Just because the accident did not involve a collision does not automatically mean it was your fault. It may have been caused by dangerous road conditions, defective parts, or other factors you may not have known.
Washington is a comparative fault state, which means you may be entitled to some compensation for your damages, even if the accident was partially your fault. According to Washington State Law, "any contributory fault chargeable to the claimant diminishes proportionately the amount awarded as compensatory damages for an injury attributable to the claimant's contributory fault, but does not bar recovery."
Seek advice from a dependable lawyer for answers to your bike accident questions before you make any decisions.
How Should I Handle the Insurance Company in My Bicycle Accident Claim Case?
The insurance adjuster's job is not to provide you with what you need to recover; on the contrary, their job is to retain as much profit as they can for their company. Keep this in mind when dealing with insurance matters. It is best not to interact with the insurance adjuster at all, but if you must, be sure to consult with your attorney before signing or saying anything. Even if the adjuster offers you what seems like an adequate settlement amount, chances are they are trying to make you accept much less than you actually deserve.
Working Hard to Secure Your Bike Accident Settlement
The skilled Seattle injury attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can handle all the steps of the claims process in your place. This includes filing necessary paperwork, conducting a thorough investigation of the accident site, collecting supportive evidence, hiring experts to provide testimony, and whatever else is needed to establish the validity of your claim. Contact our Seattle bike accident lawyers now by calling (888) 228-3860 to learn more about your rights and legal options.
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