Bicycle accidents can be the most terrifying, shocking and confusing kind of accident. Because of the nature of a bicycle, no protection is given to the rider and car and bicycle collisions frequently result in catastrophic injuries. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in Couer d’Alene, you are likely concerned about who is responsible for paying your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
If this is the case, get help from one of our experienced and determined attorneys. We serve clients in Coeur d’Alene as well as other areas in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Call 888-386-0728 for a free consultation.
At Russell and Hill, PLLC, our attorneys are committed to helping you recover and obtain maximum compensation for all hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, pain, suffering and other losses, as well as any other damages related to your bicycle accident.
When a bicycle and a car collide, the bicyclist is always the one in grave danger. The bicyclist is vulnerable, being hit by a car or truck that typically will weigh a minimum of 4,000 pounds. He lacks protection aside from a helmet and things like reflectors to enhance his visibility. The driver of the car, on the other hand, is well protected and in almost no danger from the bicycle or bicyclist.
Living in or around Coeur d’Alene, bicyclists are often training in preparation for the Ironman Coeur d’Alene, and as the city expands and the infrastructure becomes more congested, the opportunities for more accidents arise. It’s a perfect storm waiting to happen.
If you are a Coeur d’Alene resident who has been in a bicycle accident, Russell and Hill, PLLC will assist you in getting the needed health care, perform a full investigation of the cause of your accident, and work with your doctor and medical experts to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and losses. We will not rest until you have been fully compensated for the damages done to you and your property.
Many auto insurance policies include personal injury protection (PIP) to cover injured bicyclists. We can help guide you through the process of PIP claims, including bifurcated claims. Our attorneys will help you understand all of the insurance questions and processes and will pursue recovery through the at-fault driver’s auto insurance or any other coverage that may be available. We can also represent you in any insurance claim disputes that may arise, including bad faith insurance claim denials.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in Coeur d’Alene, contact our attorneys to find out more about how we can help and what rights you have. Fill out our free bicycle accident consultation form or call our toll-free number at 888-386-0728 to schedule a free initial consultation.