Helping Bicycle Accident Victims Pursue Damages

Bicycling is becoming an increasingly popular form of transportation throughout Seattle. Cyclists can be seen pedaling along the streets. This form of commuting is cheap and promotes a healthy lifestyle. While there are several perks, it's important to acknowledge that bicycle accidents happen, and when they do, the impact is usually serious.

At Fong Law, I understand the common causes, injuries and repercussions of bicycle accidents. If you were riding your bike and were injured due to the negligence of another motorist, you need a personal injury attorney to fight with you. Please call me at 360-329-4869 or 866-504-2203 to set up a free consultation. I'd like to hear your side of the story and advocate for compensation on your behalf.

Understanding The Impact Of Injuries

Cyclists are at a disadvantage on the road because they do not have a large metal frame to protect them like drivers have. While most bicycle riders use hand signals and wear helmets, accidents happen — and when they do, the injuries are typically serious.

Common injuries bike riders suffer include:

  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Neck trauma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Severed limbs
  • Death

Accidents happen for many reasons. Sometimes weather conditions, construction or debris is to blame. Often, accidents are the result of a negligent driver. Motorists are used to watching for other large vehicles and may forget to check blind spots or watch for bicyclists when merging or turning. Distracted and impaired drivers have delayed reactions and may not respond in time to evade an accident. When these situations happen, cyclists can seek compensation. Drivers carry insurance for a reason and typically want to make it right.

Get An Advocate On Your Side

Unfortunately, drivers do not usually have a say in the decision when it comes to an award for damages. Insurance companies deny claims and look to blame victims. If you have been injured, contact me at Fong Law today to see how I can help. I'd like to understand what happened and advocate for compensation owed to you by the insurance company. I work as a personal injury lawyer assisting victims throughout Washington.