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Seattle Bicycle Accident Lawyer

  1. Seeking Compensation After a Bicycle Accident in Seattle, WA
  2. Our Approach for Pursuing Compensation for Our Seattle Injury Clients
  3. How Herschensohn Law Helps Bike Accident Victims in Seattle, WA
  4. Establishing Fault in a Seattle Bicycle Accident
  5. Consult a Seattle Bicycle Accident Lawyer on Our Team Today

Seattle is widely known for its bike-friendly infrastructure. Even with the Seattle Department of Transportation’s extensive efforts to make biking safer, accidents can still occur.

If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, you have a right to seek compensation from the at-fault party or the insurance company. A Seattle bicycle accident lawyer at Herschensohn Law can help you file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. Reach out to our office today at (206) 588-4344 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Seeking Compensation After a Bicycle Accident in Seattle, WA

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When you are struck by a motorist while on your bicycle, you could suffer severe injuries. Unlike motor vehicle occupants, your body is not protected from the force of the collision. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 130,000 bicyclists are injured, and 1,000 pass away from such accidents each year in the U.S.

If your bicycle accident injuries are due to someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, Washington law lets you seek compensation from the responsible party.

Herschensohn Law’s Seattle bicycle accident attorneys know how hard it can be to navigate an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit while you recover from bicycle accident injuries. We can help you seek financial recovery for the following damages as defined in RCW 4.56.250:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are losses we can verify using documentation such as bills, invoices, and receipts.

Economic damages we may pursue include lost income, lost business, lost employment or employment opportunities, medical expenses, and property repair and replacement. If your injuries prevent you from performing household tasks, we may also seek to recover the cost of domestic services.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages refer to subjective and non-monetary losses. They may include pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of companionship, disfigurement, disability, and humiliation.

Wrongful Death Damages

If you lost someone you love in a Seattle bicycle accident, you could recover financial damages, such as funeral and burial expenses, through a wrongful death case. A wrongful death attorney at Herschensohn Law can explain your legal rights after the loss of a loved one.

Our Approach for Pursuing Compensation for Our Seattle Injury Clients

Our personal injury team can handle the claims process so you can focus on your recovery. We have experience working with insurance representatives for everything from car accidents and commercial truck collisions to bicycle accidents like yours.

Insurance companies often offer a low initial settlement to cover medical expenses without considering the other economic and non-economic losses you suffered. Although we cannot guarantee an outcome, we aim to secure the compensation you deserve for all your bike accident damages.

Our case results reflect our dedication, with millions recovered on behalf of our injury clients in Seattle and throughout King County.

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How Herschensohn Law Helps Bike Accident Victims in Seattle, WA

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When you work with Herschensohn Law, you gain the support of advocates with trial experience. Our bicycle accident attorneys in Seattle, WA, know all the tactics insurance companies use to reduce our clients’ settlements. We negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf and will not hesitate to go all the way to trial if it means a higher settlement.

The legal team at Herschensohn Law can work to reduce the burdens you bear following a bicycle accident. We take care of all the legal aspects of your case, so you can focus on your health. Our team can:

  • Gather evidence to prove fault
  • Establish the monetary value of your economic and non-economic damages
  • Take on all communication with other parties
  • Submit a demand to the at-fault party and their insurance company
  • Represent you in bicycle accident settlement negotiations
  • File a lawsuit against the responsible party within the statute of limitations

Our firm works based on contingency. Your attorney does not charge you any out-of-pocket or upfront fees. They only obtain a fee if and when they reach a settlement or verdict for you.

The Statute of Limitations for a Seattle Bicycle Accident Injury Lawsuit

The state of Washington limits the time you have to file a bicycle accident injury lawsuit under RCW 4.16.080. The statute of limitations is typically three years, but this time frame may be different based on the details of your case.

To meet the right legal deadlines, consult Herschensohn Law’s bicycle accident lawyer in Seattle, WA, as soon as possible after the accident.

Establishing Fault in a Seattle Bicycle Accident

Establishing fault is a major first step in your Seattle bicycle accident case. To file a claim with the insurance company or sue the at-fault party, you must show that they were responsible for your bike accident and resulting injuries.

Herschensohn Law leaves no stone unturned in our accident investigations. To prove fault and seek maximum settlement value, we may:

  • Gather photographs of the scene of your bicycle accident
  • Obtain footage from dashcams, traffic cameras, and CCTV from nearby businesses
  • Take witness statements
  • Request a copy of the accident report
  • Hire an accident reconstruction expert to reconstruct your bicycle accident
  • Obtain medical expert statements to prove the cause, severity, and extent of your injuries
  • Secure economic expert testimony to prove the value of your current and future losses

We know that a bicycle accident can affect you for the rest of your life. Our goal is to ensure you receive fair compensation, so you can recover from your injuries physically, psychologically, and financially.

“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”

- P.R., Katy, WA

Consult a Seattle Bicycle Accident Lawyer on Our Team Today

If you or someone you love experienced severe injuries in a bicycle accident, you are not alone. A Seattle bicycle accident lawyer from our firm can build your case and pursue compensation while you get better.

Connect with Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344 to start your free case review.

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References

  1. Washington State Department of Transportation. (2019). Crashes Involving – Motorcycles. Retrieved from https://remoteapps.wsdot.wa.gov/highwaysafety/collision/data/portal/public  

The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.