Russell & Hill, PLLC

We know that you probably do not spend your time thinking about what you would do if you or a loved one were hit by a vehicle while riding your bicycle, but there may come a time when that happens. If it does, Russell & Hill, PLLC will be ready to help.

If someone else’s negligence has caused you or a loved one harm and you need a Renton bicycle accident attorney, you can count on our qualified and experienced team to be by your side, working to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

What Can Happen?

If we look at the latest reporting year in Washington, we see that there were nearly 1,500 people injured or killed in bicycle accidents. Bicyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups of people in and around the roadway. Looking at the numbers, we can see that most bicycle accidents result in some kind of accident or injury.

Why is this?

Simply put, people who are riding bicycles do not have the same kinds of protections that people inside of regular vehicles do. When a person riding their bike is struck, there is a high probability that they will be injured. We commonly see the following in bicycle accidents:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Head and brain trauma
  • Soft tissue damage or amputations
  • Internal organ damage

Not only are these injuries devastating to our bodies, but they can ruin us financially. What happens if insurance companies do not offer an amount that will cover all of the accident-related medical expenses?

How They Happen

How many times have you seen a driver ignore a right-of-way when a pedestrian or bicyclist had a green light or legal pathway? One of the biggest problem cyclists face is drivers who ignore right-of-ways. Even at slower speeds at places like intersections, a bicyclist can face major injuries.

Some other major contributors to severe bicyclist injuries are:

  • Drunk drivers – those who make the choice to get behind the wheel jeopardize the lives of everyone around them.
  • Distracted drivers – anyone who decides that there are more important things to attend to than watching the roadway when they are driving has made the choice to become a dangerous driver.

What Comes Next?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should seek legal assistance immediately. There are so many things that go into recovering a fair compensation in accidents like this. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we can help you get everything you need in the aftermath.

Our team will work with insurance companies and other parties involved to ensure that you are treated fairly. This means getting compensation for the following:

  1. Your medical expenses
  2. Lost income if you cannot work
  3. Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  4. Punitive damages

When you need a Renton pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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