It can happen at any time. You are riding your bike through long windy roads, enjoying the scenery, and out of nowhere a car comes and slams into you. You sustain serious injuries and would like to be compensated for them. What happens next? If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Spokane auto accident attorney so that we can help you strategize for the best possible outcome in your case.
In Spokane, bicycling is a particularly popular form of sport, transportation, and exercise. However, though bicycling is quite common in Washington, bikers still need to watch out for motorists who may not be familiar with the laws of sharing the road. On average, 700 deaths occur every year from bicycle accidents. Statistically, 68% of fatal accidents involve bicyclists, and in Washington, 35% of fatal accidents occurred when bicyclists cross roadways, while 27% of accidents occur when bicyclists ride against traffic. These injuries can be serious and often times fatal because there is little physical protection afforded a bicyclist besides a helmet.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you need to know what to do in order to be compensated for your injuries. By proving that the driver of the vehicle was negligent, which means that he or she breached a duty to safely drive with others on the road, you may be able to be compensated for your injuries. When an accident occurs, collect the contact information of the drivers involved as well as any eyewitnesses on the scene, as this will be helpful to your case. Because bicycle accidents can become complicated due to having to figure out who was negligent, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice and representation.
Need Legal Advice?
When you are hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle, you may sustain serious injuries for which you should be compensated. Though you may be frustrated and overwhelmed, you are entitled to compensation for the injuries that you have sustained. Because of this, it is important to seek legal advice and representation so that we can determine the best strategies for your case. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, contact an experienced auto accident attorney to help you with your case. Contact the West Law Office online or call at 509-993-0748 so that we can help you with your case.