If you, or someone you know, has been killed or injured while riding a bicycle because of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation.
Bicycle riding is an extremely popular sport for all ages, especially here in the Pacific Northwest. Washington has been awarded the most bicycle-friendly state in the country by the League of American Bicyclists. Washington State prides itself on being bike friendly, and its dedication to improving infrastructure and growing ridership demonstrate its commitment. But, accidents will always happen.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 818 people lost their lives to bicycle-vehicle accidents in the United States in 2015. Based on 2017 data from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), there were 1,205 bicycle collisions where 102 of those ended with serious injuries and 13 ended with fatalities.
Bicycle accidents often end in catastrophic injuries or death. Other injuries injuries suffered include broken bones and burns, limb amputations, facial fractures and disfigurement, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and Traumatic Brian Injuries (TBI) and death. A bicycle crash can have both short-term and long-term consequences for victims. These range from health problems to financial issues, or even the death of a loved one. These very difficult circumstances can place individuals and their families under significant emotional pressures, which insurance companies don’t always consider.
At Torres & Haroldson, PLLC, we have the experience to deal with difficult insurance companies, and we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Don’t let an insurance company come between you and the compensation you deserve. The insurance bureaucracy is likely to bury you in paperwork and can be more than overwhelming, particularly under difficult circumstances. Our motorcycle crash attorneys know how to navigate the system to get you a fair settlement without backing down. We address each and every case on an individual basis and give you the attention to detail you need.
If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will come to your home or hospital room to provide you with the service you deserve.