Kirkland Bicycle Accident Attorneys Bicycle Accident Lawsuits and Bike Collision Settlements in Washington
It is no surprise that cycling is a popular activity in Washington State
. With miles of trails, temperate bike season weather, and spectacular scenery around Seattle
and other cities, cycling is popular not only as a hobby but as a means of transportation for many Washington State residents. In fact, bicycle commuting has increased 75% in the last 10 years. Organizations like the Cascade Bicycle Club
and Bicycle Alliance of Washington
work hard to promote bike riding for health, recreation, and as a solution to increasing commuter traffic on area roads.
While an increase in bicycle popularity is a boon for cyclists in the form of improved trails
and amenities and more organizations lobbying for cyclists' rights
, there have also been problems. More cyclists on the road invariably result in more accidents, even as Washington motorists become more accustomed to sharing the road with commuters on two wheels. Looking for an attorney familiar with the unique aspects of bicycle accident and injury cases?
Unfortunately for cyclists injured in a traffic accident or bike trail crash
, it can be difficult to find an attorney who really understands your situation and who can help you get the compensation you need to recover. Many law practices in Washington advertise that they accept bicycle accident cases, but in reality they do not focus on these types of cases. If you want to ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves, it is in your best interest to find a lawyer with proven experience handling cycling accident and injury cases.
With over 37 years of experience representing men, women, and children injured in Washington State cycling accidents, the attorneys at Scott McDonald and Associates have successfully handled a wide variety of bicycle injury cases. Injured cyclists are prone to a variety of serious accident-related injuries, including bone fractures
, head injuries
, brain damage
, and other severe body traumas
. Fighting with an insurance company while also trying to recover from a serious bike crash is not good for your health - our competent and skilled lawyers can take care of the details while you work on getting better. Let us deal with stingy insurance company adjusters
Whether you have to negotiate with your insurance company adjuster
or the adjuster for the person who hit you, you could be in for a rough ride. Adjusters are notorious for wooing injured bike accident victims with kindness and sympathy, only to later dig in their heels when it comes time to talk about serious compensation for your injuries. While adjusters may argue that they are just doing their job - saving the insurance company as much money as possible - it really isn't fair to injured victims, and that is where we can help.
If you have been seriously injured in a Washington State bicycle accident and are seeking an attorney with real experience fighting for the rights of cyclists, then look no further. Please contact the lawyers at Scott McDonald and Associates today, and find out how we can help you secure fair compensation for your injuries and suffering. Scott McDonald and Associates PLLC
410 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone (425) 822-5700 Proudly Serving Washington State including these cities and counties:
Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Redmond, Bothell, Woodinville, Issaquah, Renton, Everett, Tacoma, Sammamish, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Kenmore, Monroe, Fall City, Lake Washington, Auburn, Kent, Mercer Island; King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties
Blog for Bicycle Accidents
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Web Resources for Bicycle Accidents:
- Bicycle Alliance of Washington
Description: The Bicycle Alliance advocates for bicyclists and a more bike friendly Washington. Bicycle Alliance of Washington is a nonprofit organization that emphasizes greater bicycle education and bike accessibility for all.
- Bicycle Almanac: Bike Safety Statistics
Description: Bicycle safety, fatality, and injury statistics and information from across the U.S.
- Bicycle Helmet Laws - Local Cities & Counties
Description: There is no Washington state wide requirement to wear a bicycle helmet when riding. However, many local governments like King County which include the City of Seattle require bicycle helmets to be worn when riding. List of those local cities and counties.
Description: Ten ways to avoid being hit by cars. How not to get get hit by cars, important lessons in bicycle safety.
- Cascade Bicycle Club
Description: 11,000 member non-profit bicycle club based out of Seattle, Washington. Cascade Bicycle Clubs is active in bike advocay throughout Washington state promoting bicycle safety and accessability in local cities and towns. CBC also puts on the Seattle to Portland (STP) bike ride that draws 10,000 riders each year. CBC also orginizers many other rides each year, including Chilly Hilly, RSVP, Kitsap Color Classic, Ride Around Washington, and others.
- Redmond Cycling Club
Description: Bicycle club based out of Redmond, Washington. Redmond Cycling Club is repsonsible for organizing RAMROD each year. RAMROD is the Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day, which is a challenging feat. RAMROD covers 154 miles and 10,000 feet uphill riding.
- Washington State Bicycle Laws - WSDOT
Description: Washington State Department of Transportation site listing various bicycle laws in Washington state.