Don’t allow the insurance company to take advantage of you. The insurance company’s goal is very self-serving, and they only seek to pay the injured person as little as they possibly can. Being involved in a bicycle accident can bring about a great deal of shock and confusion. When a biker is struck by the vehicle, they have absolutely no protection. As a result, these accidents almost always result in severe injuries. You may have a lot of concern about who is the responsible party; who will pay your lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.
At Russell and Hill, PLLC, we have committed to assisting people in the recovery and acquisition of optimum compensation for any and all hospital bills, lost wages, future medical requirements, suffering, pain, and any other losses or damages related to your bicycle accident.
Recovery of damages extends not just to bicycle accidents where the bicyclist is struck by a car or other vehicle, but also to accidents that occur when the bicyclist is hit by another cyclist or attacked and knocked from the bicycle by a dog or other animal. Similarly, it encompasses bicycle accidents that occur due to defects in the roadway that result in falls and ensuing injuries sustained by the accident victim. This is often seen when debris in the roadway causes a bicyclist to lose control of their bicycles.
Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable in accidents with motor vehicles. The typical car or truck weighs in at a minimum 4,000 pounds. And even in addition to the weight, they offer the protective barriers of tempered glass, impact absorbing bumpers, airbags, antilock brakes, and seatbelts.
Bicycles do not have any of these protective features, and bicyclists only have a mere helmet and visibility augmenting elements such as reflectors or blinking lights. When a collision occurs between a car and a bicyclist, the driver is in almost no danger.
However, the consequences for the person on the bicycle can be dramatic. Every year, the number of bicycle accidents that occur in Marysville and its surrounding cities numbers in the hundreds. Particularly treacherous roads such as Highway 2, Highway 99, Highway 9, and the Everett-Bothell Highway contribute significantly to bicycle accidents.
If you are a bicyclist who has been involved in a bicycle accident with a motor vehicle, we will provide you our resolute assistance in receiving appropriate health care as well as performing a full investigation of the cause of your accident. We also will work with your doctor and any other medical experts needed in order to demonstrate the full scale of your losses and injuries.
The majority of Washington auto insurance policies offer personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to injured bicyclists. We can help you effectively navigate your PIP claims, including any relevant bifurcated claims.
Our team of experienced attorneys will organize all of the insurance details and questions and pursue recovery via the responsible party’s auto insurance or through any additional insurance coverage means that may be available.
We also are available to represent you in any situations involving insurance claim disputes, including both claim denials as well as bad faith insurance.
Being injured in a bicycle accident can be a traumatizing event that leaves you with long-term or even permanent injuries. Our Marysville bicycle accident lawyers are here to help you recover the maximum settlement or verdict in your case, with the ultimate goal of making you financially whole again while holding the negligent party in your case accountable for their actions.
Although every bicycle accident case is unique in many ways, some of the same elements hold true from case to case. The compensable damages that are recovered for victims tend to fall under the following categories:
If you have been a victim of a bicycle accident in either Washington state or Oregon, contact one of our expert attorneys to learn more about your bicycle accident and the rights that you are entitled to. Please complete our free bicycle accident consultation form with your information, or you can reach us directly through our toll-free number of 360-209-7031 to arrange a free initial consultation.
If you have been affected by or been involved in a bicycle accident, seek the aid of one of our professional and tenacious attorneys. We have served countless clients all over Washington and Oregon, and have four main office locations in Everett, Spokane, Vancouver, and Portland. Call us toll-free at 360-209-7031 for a free consultation or provide your information via our free bicycle accident consultation form.