Walla Walla Bike Accident Lawyers

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Walla Walla Bike Accident Lawyers

You Deserve an Advocate!

If you’ve been hurt in a Walla Walla bike accident, The Advocates are ready to help.

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Walla Walla Bike Accident Lawyers That Get Results

The Advocates in Walla Walla have the legal experience in bicycle accidents and the skills needed to win maximum compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered in a bike accident.

We provide free consultations to answer all your legal questions and help determine the best path forward for your specific circumstances.

We understand the struggle you are going through and will do whatever we can to help ease the burden of your recovery. When you hire The Advocates to represent you, you are choosing one of the most respected and capable firms not just in Walla Walla, but in Washington State.

Our lawyers are committed to you:

  • You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
  • Open and Total Communication
  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • Spanish-Speaking Attorneys Available
  • Our Team Won’t Back Down

Determining Liability After a Bike Accident

It is understandable that cyclists are exposed to more dangers on the road by sharing it with much larger vehicles. We are fervent believers in your rights as a cyclist, and will defend you to the end until we find the appropriate settlement for your accident. In addition to physical and property damage, an accident victim may feel very frustrated upon receiving a denial of liability from the at-fault party’s insurance provider. If that is your case, we promise to talk about the experience with you until all your questions are answered:

  • How can you prove it was the driver’s fault?
  • Will you ever receive compensation for your damaged bike?
  • What will you use for transportation if your bike needs repairs or replacement?
  • How will your medical bills get paid?
  • What are your legal options?
  • How will you make ends meet if you’re too injured to work?

The best way to prove liability is to take photos or videos of the scene, of your injuries, and the damage to your bike. Next, write down the names and contact information of anyone who might have witnessed your bicycle accident. Finally, you should keep a detailed log of every medical provider you see for your injuries. These three things can go a long way in ensuring you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

The WTSC has reported that in over fifty percent of instances where a vehicle collides with a bike, the accident was caused by the driver being at fault. An experienced attorney will have familiarity with all of the frequent causes and be able to assist in proving you were not at fault.

Bicycle Accident FAQ

Bike Accident Statistics & Laws

We understand the daily risks and dangers bikers have to face. Negligent driving from motor vehicles may cause potential harm. Unfortunately, roads in Walla Walla continue to be dangerous even for cyclists who regularly practice roadway safety.

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) reports that the most common factors contributing to bicycle accidents are:

  • Drivers failing to see a bicyclist
  • Careless and reckless driving
  • Excessive speed of the motor vehicle
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2 bicyclists die every day in the US from traffic collisions.

Regardless of the season, nightfall is the most dangerous time to ride a bicycle on the road, the majority of fatalities occur during this time period.

The lawyers with the Advocates are well-versed in all of the relevant bicycle laws within Washington, and the Pacific Northwest. The following are a few of the relevant laws:

  • In Washington, bicyclists have the same rights on the road as motor vehicles. The same traffic laws govern bicycles and cars or trucks. However, that does not guarantee that drivers sharing the roadway are aware of this fact.
  • The traffic laws govern what a bicyclist can do, but they also protect cyclists from the actions of reckless or negligent drivers.
  • Bicycle riders must stop at all red lights and stop signs and must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Traffic laws may seem restrictive when you are on a bicycle, but those same laws give you the right to seek compensation for being injured in an accident.
  • 61.755 grants you all of the rights and responsibilities of a motorist. This means that you are granted the same rights as drivers of other vehicles, but you also have the same duties such as yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians, as well as stopping at red lights and stop signs.
  • 61.770 allows cyclists to ride side by side but no more than two abreast.
  • 61.770 allows cyclists to choose between the roadway, a bike path, a bike lane, or the shoulder as suits their needs.
  • 61.780 requires riders to have a white front light and a red rear reflector when riding at night to increase visibility.

When You Win, We Win

We take pride in not getting paid unless you do. The Advocates will never charge you hidden fees, upfront costs, or expensive retainers to represent your case. If we don’t win, you won’t owe us a dime in attorney fees. That’s our promise to you and your family.

The Advocates believe in open and honest communication. We promise to answer all your legal questions and keep you informed about any and all developments on your case. You should never hesitate to pick up the phone to call us about your bike accident. We take communication seriously, and even if you’re not a client yet, consultations are always free and we’re here to help anyone that’s been injured figure out the best path forward.

You Deserve an Advocate for Your Walla Walla Bike Accident

We know how complicated it is to try to deal with these processes while you recover your health, and try so hard to restructure your life. That’s why we are here. We can help with these formalities, while caring for you every step of the way.

  • Help defer outstanding medical bills

  • Obtain police accident reports

  • Compile your comprehensive medical records

  • Help keep your bills out of collections

  • Refer you to a network of doctors and other medical professionals

  • Speak to your employer about time off to recover

No one should navigate the justice system on their own. Not only is it better to focus all your energy on making a full recovery, but injured parties without legal representation typically only get fractions of the compensation due.

The Advocates know all too well how unfairly insurance companies treat accident victims. Insurance providers will often deny legitimate injury claims for any reason possible, such as pre-existing injuries or liability concerns. They train their insurance adjusters to ask tricky and leading questions. And they might even spy on your social media in order to find proof the accident was not as severe as claimed. Don’t let insurance companies cheat you out of a fair settlement. Hire an Advocate and make them pay the compensation your case deserves.

If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you need the best representation available in Walla Walla. What you need is an Advocate on your side. Our Walla Walla attorneys are ready to listen to your story, assess the value of your accident claim, and then negotiate a fair settlement for the injuries and losses you have suffered. Don’t wait to call our Walla Walla office for a free evaluation of your case.

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