Seattle Bicycle Accident Spine Injury Attorneys

Bicylists May Suffer Spinal Trauma After Collisions

Thanks to its economical, environmental and healthful benefits, bicycling has become an ideal form of transportation and recreation for many in Washington. Whether you are riding down E. Madison Street in Seattle or riding through Mt. Rainier National Park, bicycling can provide many benefits, but it also presents risks. As a bicyclist, you are at the mercy of other drivers, and just one distracted driver can cause a serious injury accident.

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most debilitating injuries a person can sustain and they are unfortunately common results of bicycle accidents. Because the spinal cord sends messages from your brain to the rest of your body through a nerve network in the spine, any injury to this area will affect some part of your bodily functions.

At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our Seattle spine injury lawyers know how difficult suffering a bike crash injury can be, especially if it is spinal cord injury. Getting the proper medical treatment and care after such an injury is essential to a proper recovery and we are committed to helping you get the money you need for optimal recovery from your injuries. To learn more about your legal rights and options, call us at (888) 228-3860.

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.

View more Case Results here.

Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury

If the injury to the spinal cord is in the neck or above, you may be permanently lose the use of all bodily functions below the level of injury. That is to say, quadriplegia is probable. Damage to the neck or above may also result in breathing problems which will have other complications associated with them, such as loss of oxygen causing secondary injuries. If the damage is below the neck, there is a possibility that you will be paralyzed (loss of movement and sensation below the waist).

Infections (lung and otherwise), incontinence, pressure sores, blood clots, muscle spasms, chronic pain and depression are a few of the complications associated with spinal cord injuries.

Immediate medical care is essential to diagnosing a spinal cord injury and in effectively treating it. The sooner diagnosis is made and treatment begun the more function might be retained in the affected areas. Quick medical intervention, coupled with aggressive physical therapy is the key to your recovery and an enhanced quality of life.

Financial Burdens

The initial medical treatment and care after a spinal cord injury may or may not be paid for by your own insurance. But the cost of possibly a lifetime of care is something which may not be wholly covered. Whether your spinal trauma is considered minor or severe, your life will forever be changed by it. Inability to work, carrying on your previously normal activities (social and otherwise) while undergoing rigorous physical therapy will require financial resources which may be diminished or eliminated by the accident. The party who is responsible for causing the bicycle accident should be the person who bears this burden, not you.

How a Top Seattle Bike Accident Spine Injury Lawyer Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered a bicycle accident spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. Seattle bike injury lawyer Joseph "J.P." Pendergast, of Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., has the experience and skills to hold those responsible for your spinal cord injury accountable and to ensure that you obtain the amount of compensation you deserve for the physical, mental and emotional pain inflicted on you. To speak to a knowledgeable Seattle bike injury attorney about your potential case, call (888) 228-3860 for a free consultation.

Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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