A bicycle accident is one of the most dangerous and confusing types of personal injury accidents. Many bicyclists have minimal protection during their ride, so injuries can be severe, if not deadly. Understanding who is responsible for paying your medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and covering other expenses incurred by the accident is often confusing.The city of Snohomish and its surrounding roads are popular for bicyclists. Unfortunately, the winding roadways and narrow streets, as well as careless drivers, all create a dangerous environment for bicyclists.
Many injured bicyclists make the unfortunate mistake of settling with the insurance company right away. This can cost the injured party thousands of dollars in their settlement, however, as the insurance company’s goal is always to pay the injured person as little as possible. Instead of being taken advantage of, choose to work with an experienced bicycle accident attorney.
At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are committed to helping people recover from their injuries as quickly as possible, while obtaining full compensation for hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, pain, suffering, and any other damages incurred by the at-fault driver.
It’s obvious to all that bicyclists are vulnerable upon the road. Compared to the vehicles zooming past them, weighing in at 4,000 pounds or more and having protective metal and glass exteriors, bicyclists have relatively little to protect them. Certainly, they have no airbags, seat belts, or anti-lock brakes!
When a driver collides with a bicycle, the driver is in virtually no danger. The bicyclist, however, with little more than a helmet to protect them, is in very serious danger. These accidents almost invariably result in severe physical injuries for the cyclist.
Dozens of these accidents occur in Snohomish each year, especially along curvy side-roads and scenic routes. Usually, the bicyclist will be found not at fault in the accident, opening the possibility of full medical and property compensation for injuries and damages incurred.
Most Washington auto insurance policies include personal injury protection (PIP), which will cover injured bicyclists in the event of an auto-bicycle accident. We can effectively guide you through PIP claims, including bifurcated claims. In the event that an insurance claim dispute arises, our team is also able to represent you in a bad faith insurance claim case.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Snohomish, we strongly urge to you first obtain immediate medical care. Then, contact an experienced personal injury attorney, like those at the office of Russell & Hill, PLLC. We can perform a full investigation into your case, consult with your doctor on previous and expected future medical treatments, and work with any other medical experts in order to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries and losses.
Fill out our free bicycle accident evaluation form or call our toll-free number at 360-245-6417 to schedule a free initial consultation.We offer weekday, evening, and weekend appointments. Phone consultations are available 24 hours a day, as well as in-house Spanish translation.
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident in Snohomish, it’s time to get help from an experienced personal injury attorney. The lawyers are Russell & Hill, PLLC serve clients just like you throughout Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties. Contact our team by calling 360-245-6417 or by filling out a free bicycle accident consultation form.