Don’t be taken advantage of by the insurance company. An insurance company’s goal is to pay the injured person as little as possible.A bicycle accident can be the most shocking and confusing type of accident. When a biker is hit by a car they simply don’t have any protection, so these accidents frequently result in catastrophic injuries. You are probably concerned about who is responsible for paying your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
Bicyclists are vulnerable in accidents involving motor vehicles. Cars and trucks typically weigh at a minimum 4,000 pounds or more, and they offer the protection of tempered glass, impact absorbing front ends, seat belts, air bags and antilock brakes.
Bicyclists have very little protection and only helmets and visibility-enhancing elements like reflectors and blinking lights. When an automobile collides with a bicyclist, the driver is in almost no danger.
To the person outside the car, though, consequences can be severe. Hundreds of bicycle accidents occur in Everett and surrounding cities every year. Dangerous roads such as Highway 99, Highway 2, the Everett-Bothell Highway and Highway 9 contribute to the frequency of these accidents.
If you are a bicyclist who has been in a bicycle accident, we will assist you in obtaining appropriate health care, perform a full investigation of the cause of your accident, and with your doctor and any other necessary medical experts to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and losses.
Most Washington auto insurance policies include personal injury protection (PIP) to cover injured bicyclists. We can effectively guide you through PIP claims, including bifurcated claims.
Our attorneys will sort out all of the insurance questions and pursue recovery through the at-fault driver’s auto insurance or any other insurance 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 Everett, contact one of our attorneys to find out more information about your bicycle accident and what rights you have. We offer:
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