Russell & Hill, PLLC

Riding a bicycle should never result in an injury due to the careless or negligent actions of another person. However, you may need to secure an attorney to get the compensation you deserve. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we understand these cases and will work to investigate what happened. Our goal is to ensure that you get coverage for all accident-related expenses. Call us today when you need an bike accident attorney by your side.

Arlington bicycle accidents can be devastating

Residents in Arlington enjoy bicycling for exercise, leisure, or to get them from place to place. However, bicycle accidents often lead to serious injuries. It is not uncommon for our Arlington bicycle accident lawyer to help clients with the following injuries:

  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Head injuries/traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or road rash

During the latest reporting year in Washington, there were 1,386 total bicycle crashes. Out of those, there were:

  • 15 fatalities
  • 132 suspected serious injuries
  • 570 suspected minor injuries
  • 570 possible injuries

When we look at these numbers, we can see that nearly every bicycle crash results in an injury or a fatality. Even when a bicyclist is wearing a helmet or other protective gear, the force of a vehicle can cause serious injuries.

Where do bicycle crashes happen?

All too often, we find that bicycle crashes occur due to the actions of drivers around them. Bicyclists have a right to be on the roadway, but many drivers fail to give them the space they deserve. Cyclists are often sideswiped by motorists attempting to pass them. Other causes of bicycle crashes include drivers:

  • Following a cyclist too closely
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Speeding through intersections of crosswalks

Drivers who are impaired or distracted pose a significant risk to everyone on the roadway, including bicyclists.

What about roadway defects?

Bicyclists are also more vulnerable to injuries resulting from roadway defects. It is up to municipalities to regularly inspect and maintain their roadways to ensure that potholes, cracked pavement, and other debris are repaired and cleared from the roadway.

We are ready to help you today

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a bicycle crash that was caused by another person’s negligent actions, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are going to investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the bike crash
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages

If the crash was the result of gross negligence or an intentional act, we will work to secure punitive damages as well. We will work with insurance companies for a fair settlement, but will not be afraid to take your case to trial if necessary. When you need an Arlington personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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