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Bicycle Accidents in Tacoma, WA

Don’t Let a Bicycle Accident Ruin Your Future

Even though bicycling makes up just 1 percent of all trips taken in the U.S., cyclists face a much higher risk of crash-related injury and death than motor vehicle occupants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 800 cyclists were killed in 2010, with more than half a million making visits to the emergency room for injuries.

While Washington has implemented rigid traffic laws to keep people safe, not everyone will follow the rules. When cyclists are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the chances of catastrophic or fatal injury can be high. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bike accident due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, speak to one of our lawyers immediately to discuss your options.

Bicycle accidents can be caused by any number of factors, such as:

  • Drunk driving or speeding
  • Car doors opening in front of cyclists
  • Turning accidents where the driver wasn’t watching
  • Road rage
  • Pedestrians struck by buses and other municipal vehicles
  • Drivers failing to give right of way
  • Cyclists failing to obey traffic rules
  • Street and bicycle path defects
  • Bike defects that caused an accident
  • Drivers texting and driving

Are you eligible for compensation?

After a serious bicycle accident, it is important to determine who was at fault in the accident. In many instances, there’s no clear answer. The fault may lie partly with the rider, the driver, or even a city, property owner or manufacturer in certain situations.

The good news for injured cyclists and their families is that even if the cyclist was partly to blame for the accident, they can still pursue financial compensation. However, their settlement award will be reduced by the degree of fault.

Liability and proving negligence can get complicated in bicycle accident cases. There are many components and protocols that must be taken into account if you are to pursue a case successfully. To better understand the particulars of your case and your eligibility, speak with one of our attorneys who handle cases involving personal injury or wrongful death.

Giving Your Case the Advantage

Serious bicycle accident injuries can result in enormous damages. Victims often incur losses that go far beyond medical bills, such as a loss of income, a need for short- or long-term disability benefits, pain and suffering, and other damaging repercussions.

If someone else was at fault for your accident, you shouldn’t have to foot the bill for the damages. Hiring an experienced attorney will help you prove your case effectively and obtain the compensation to which you’re entitled.

The right attorney with the right resources will represent your case and fight for your best interests, giving your case a major advantage that can greatly increase your chances of obtaining a fair settlement.

Consult a Lawyer in Tacoma

Bicycle accident attorney Daryl Graves handles various areas of personal injury law in Tacoma. He has the skill set and resources necessary to help bicycle accident victims obtain the compensation they need and deserve.

To discuss your case and determine if we are the right fit for you, contact us today at Daryl Graves Law, PLLC to set up a free initial consultation – (253) 217-4849.

Why Hire Our Firm?

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Daryl L. Graves

“I feel blessed to have hired the Law Offices of Daryl L. Graves to represent me. From day one, Daryl informed me of my options and was always honest and upfront. Daryl and his staff always returned my calls and answered every question. Daryl's 30+ years of experience was worth every penny. I will refer everyone in need of a DUI/criminal defense and injury attorney to Mr. Graves”

- C.F., Fircrest, WA
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