No one should feel endangered while riding their bicycle. Whether riding for leisure, exercise, or work, you have the same rights as all other road users. Unfortunately, bike accidents can occur, and when they do, the results can be severe.
At Herschensohn Law, our clients are our top priority. After your accident, we will do everything in our power to help you recover optimal compensation for your medical bills and other related losses. To learn more about the benefits of partnering with a Graham bicycle accident lawyer, call (206) 588-4344.
After your accident, the last thing you want to deal with is uncertainty. For that reason alone, we invite you to partake in a free, no-obligation case review. After your bicycle accident, you can speak with our lawyers and determine whether we’re a good fit. Here, you can:
You can also learn how Herschensohn Law offers help on a contingency-fee basis. With this arrangement, you can hire a lawyer regardless of your financial circumstances. A percentage of your awarded settlement pays for our help, and if your case doesn’t yield damages, you don’t pay attorney’s fees.
Working with a team of lawyers can provide many benefits. One of those benefits includes having our law firm’s experience on your side. We have decades of combined legal experience that gives us unique insight into your accident, injuries, and case’s potential value. Rather than handle a personal injury case by yourself, you can trust that our team of professionals will:
After an accident, you will receive phone calls, emails, and text messages from the involved insurance companies. Representatives may waste no time grilling you about how the accident happened, who was involved, and the nature of your condition. You shouldn’t deal with undue pressure following a bicycle accident. What’s more, whatever you share with the insurer can hurt your case’s outcome.
When you hire our bicycle accident lawyers, we can handle these communications for you. This will ensure that nothing is said that can negatively affect your financial recovery. While we take care of everything, you will be at home resting and spending time with your family.
Bicyclists have the same rights to the road as motorists. However, the driver may blame you for what happened, hoping to deflect liability. Your lawyers will compile evidence to prove that another party caused your accident and should pay for your losses.
Ways we can procure evidence include:
Evidence like the accident report, traffic camera footage, and eyewitness testimony can bolster your claim. It’s important that we gather supporting evidence because this helps us prove negligence. If we can prove that another party’s actions caused your accident and injuries, we can secure compensation for your hardships.
At Herschensohn Law, our personal injury lawyers are committed to your case’s outcome. While some law firms may do everything within their power to settle through negotiations, we will gladly represent you in court if that is the only way to help you recover the damages you deserve.
We will never settle for less than you need to make our job easier. Instead, we will go to court if an insurance company does not cooperate. In court, we will:
RCW 4.16.080 states that you have just three years to file a lawsuit against a negligent party after a bicycle accident. If you do not file your case within this time period, then you cannot recover any compensation through a civil case.
While three years may seem like a long time, it will go fast. The sooner you seek legal counsel, the sooner your lawyers can get to work compiling evidence and building your case. We can manage every deadline associated with your bicycle accident case in Graham. Yet, we must learn about it first.
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“Herschensohn Law worked by my side for almost four years when I was in an auto accident and were outstanding in everything they did! They went above and beyond to make my lawsuit as easy and stress free as possible for me while consistently showing genuine care for my wellbeing. They even recommended amazing health care professionals for my injuries! Anything/everything I may have been confused/concerned about was addressed/explained so I felt comfortable with each move made in my lawsuit. Professional, courteous and attentive are just a few words I would use to describe this law firm and although I hope to never be in a similar situation again - if I do, Herschensohn Law will be my first call!”
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Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries that can result in expensive medical bills, missed work, and an inability to live the way you did prior to your accident. Yet, through a claim or lawsuit, you can compel damages from the liable party.
Our lawyers at Herschensohn Law have recovered millions of dollars in damages. Compensable losses in your case may comprise:
Economic damages are those that impact your finances directly. They include:
These damages have clear monetary values associated with them. Your lawyer will present receipts, pay stubs, and medical bills to prove the value of these losses during negotiations.
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages do not have definite monetary values associated with them. These types of damages are often long-term, and because they’re subjective, they could comprise a significant portion of your injury claim. Non-economic damages include:
If you are unsure whether you can recover certain damages, speak with your lawyer. You are entitled to compensation for any damages that were not present prior to your accident.
The value of your losses depends on your accident, injuries, and possible recovery period. Typically, the more severe your condition, the more compensation you can request from the liable party.
Your lawyers can explain what constitutes a fair settlement after reviewing the facts of your situation. Their calculations may account for:
Every bicycle accident is different, with each one offering a unique set of recoverable damages. You deserve a settlement that accounts for your bicycle accident’s effect on your life—not someone else’s. That way, when your case ends, you have the resources you need to rebuild and move forward.
Some people forgo legal help because they’re unsure about their financial recovery options. Often, this results in frustration and low settlement offers. So, we want you to have all of your questions answered, so you can make decisions that benefit your family.
Your questions may include:
Bicycle accidents can result in serious, life-altering conditions. Herschensohn Law advocates for claimants suffering from these and other injuries:
Some bicycle accident victims suffer fatal injuries. You have our deepest, most heartfelt condolences if you lost a loved one. With our help, you could file a wrongful death claim and recover compensation for funeral expenses, end-of-life care costs, and pain and suffering.
In the past few years, we’ve received dozens of five-star reviews from previous clients, with some saying:
We find that our clients describe us as professional, courteous, and attentive. You can expect the same treatment.
If you were injured in a hit-and-run, then you are likely wondering how you are going to make a full recovery. RCW 46.52.020 states that anyone who strikes another person or vehicle must remain at the scene of the accident until they give their information to the necessary parties. However, people do not always follow this law.
If you were the victim of a hit-and-run, you should file an accident report with local authorities. They will then begin an investigation into how your accident took place. This will also ensure a record is kept of your accident.
After you speak with authorities, you can contact a law firm that can assist you with recovering damages, even if the person who injured you is never found. We can file a claim with your own insurer or explore another avenue of seeking damages.
Bicycle accidents can devastate the families of those involved. As you worry about medical bills and other expenses, you may feel hopeless. However, you have options for seeking financial justice.
At Herschensohn Law, our lawyers can help you recover damages following your accident. We can determine your case’s value, along with a suitable course of legal action. After you have been in an accident, contact our Graham bicycle accident lawyers at (206) 588-4344. As noted, we offer free case reviews where we can go over your options.
After a worker was electrocuted on a construction site and suffered life-changing injuries, we fought and won on their behalf.
When a retired man was killed in a truck accident, we made sure his grieving family got fair compensation.
When a defective medical device harmed our client, we fought to ensure they had the financial compensation needed to recover.
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When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.
When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.