Were you a bicyclist injured by a negligent driver? Although cyclists take many safeguards while riding, accidents between cars and bicycles are common.
Sometimes, drivers do not operate their vehicle with the level of care and attention as required of them. They may strike a bicyclist while changing lanes or cut in front of a bicyclist without allowing the bicyclist time to stop or change directions. Other times, drivers may strike a bicyclist who is riding on a bike path or even crossing the street in the crosswalk. Bicyclists struck by a car or truck can sustain devastating, permanent injuries such as bone fractures, head injury, scarring and even wrongful death.
When a motorist collides with a bike, Washington State law provides that there will be personal injury protection benefits (“no-fault” benefits) which can help pay for medical bills and lost wages. These benefits are available even if the driver was not negligent. Motor vehicle liability insurance from the responsible operator, as well as the insurance on a car owned by the bicyclist or a family member, are all sources of insurance to help pay for personal injury claims, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the negligence of the responsible operator.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a bicyclist in a Washington State bicycle accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. The Washington State personal lawyers of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from bicycle accident and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a bicycle accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.
Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s bicycle accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If negligent driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.