When a motor vehicle and a bicycle collide, the cyclist loses. Injuries sustained by bike riders range from sprains and multiple broken bones to catastrophic brain and spine injuries to fatalities. Our bicycle accident attorney can make certain victims and their families get the legal support needed in the wake of a crash, and receive the financial compensation they’re owed under the law.
In Seattle, there are dangerous hotspots where multiple (and sometimes dozens) of bike-car collisions have taken place. If the location of your bike accident has a long history of collisions, the property owner or the city may be partially liable for your accident and losses. Our bicycle accident attorney can help determine whether this is the case in your case. The Seattle Times published a list of the 10 most dangerous intersections for bikers according to the numbers of crashes and fatalities in each:
A common misconception is that the majority of cycling accidents happen because riders don’t share the road very well. In truth, bike accidents are more likely to take place because bikers aren’t seen by drivers, or because drivers don’t know the rules of the road. A few of the most common causes bicycle accident attorneys regularly handle are …
Bike riding has the advantages of being economical, green, and providing great exercise. But the downside is when a bike rider collides with a motor vehicle, the results can be tragic. Cyclists wear minimal protective gear, and when coming into contact with a vehicle, object, or road surface at great force, catastrophes can occur. While not wearing a bike helmet greatly increases the chance of death or traumatic brain injury, even helmeted riders can suffer catastrophic injuries in a collision, especially if one or both vehicles were traveling at higher rates of speed. The following injuries are common in Federal Way biking accidents:
If you weren’t at fault for your bicycle accident, the party or parties who caused it are legally responsible for all related damages including:
An experienced bicycle accident attorney can help determine the monetary value of your losses and help you acquire that compensation, whether through a private settlement or through the court system.
Seattle has been ranked highly among the safest cities in the country for cyclists and pedestrians. Even so, over the last decade there’ve been more than 3,800 collisions between automobiles and bicycles within the Seattle city limits, and thousands more in the surrounding areas. The bicycle accident attorney at The Ye Law Firm is here to help. Our firm also provides legal assistance with other types of personal injury accidents including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries and Underinsured Motorists claims. We offer free, private consultations either in our office or over the phone. Call us today if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own.
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