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Cycling can be an invigorating way to get in some exercise while taking in the scenery around you. In the era of green-consciousness, more and more people opt to use their bicycles as a means of transportation rather than relying on passenger vehicles. Riding a bicycle does have many benefits, however, cyclists also face perils that other commuters do not. For example, someone on a bicycle does not have the same protection as someone in a car or truck if they are involved in an accident. While a passenger vehicle had a sturdy steel frame, seat belts, and air bags, a bicyclist typically has only a helmet to help keep them safe in a road collision. The consequences of another person’s negligence can be severe, ranging from major injuries to fatal injuries for the bicyclist. If you were hurt while cycling and want to discuss your legal options with a bicycle accident attorney in Seattle, call Russell & Hill, PLLC today to discuss your case.

Tips for safer cycling

Although sadly it is not possible to prevent all accidents caused by someone else’s negligence, by following a few simple safety tips, you can help to do your part to ensure your next ride is a safer one:

  • Always use a helmet when you ride
  • Keep headlamps and reflectors clean to help you see others and to help other see you
  • Maintain your bicycle regularly—tighten loose bolts, check for functionality of headlights and tail lights
  • Ride in bicycle lanes where possible
  • Obey all traffic laws

If you are hurt in a bicycle crash

Being injured in a bicycle accident can be a physically painful and mentally jarring experience. The period directly after a bike crash can be confusing for accident victims. Here is what to do if you are hurt in a bicycle accident:

Get medical help first

Seek immediate medical attention after an accident, even if your injuries are not life-threatening. It is crucial to allow a trained medical professional to evaluate you after a bike crash.

Document the accident and your injuries

Document your injuries by taking photos of them and keep copies of medical bills and proof of any other accident-related expenses. Obtain the contact information of any witnesses to the accident if you can.

Contact a lawyer near you

Bring your documentation to a personal injury lawyer for review so you can discuss the details of your case and the process for filing a claim in civil court.

We are here to help injured cyclists

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we specialize in personal injury litigation. If you need a bicycle accident injury attorney in Seattle, we can assist you with filing a claim. We provide our legal services to accident victims on a fee-contingency basis, meaning we do not charge a fee until your case has been favorably settled or won. We are committed to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering, and we can help you too. Contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation.

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Date published: 2019-04-03
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