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Bicycle Accidents

There are 85 million bicycle riders in the United States and the number is growing.

Under Washington State law, when riding on a roadway, a bicyclist has all rights and responsibilities of the driver of a car. (RCW 46.61.755). When a bicyclist is crossing within in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, all vehicles must stop and allow the bicyclist to cross. (RCW 46.61.235).

There is no state law requiring bicyclists to wear a helmet. However, some cities and counties do require helmets, including: Snohomish, Pierce and King Counties; Seattle and Tacoma.

Last year, about 540,000 bicyclists visited emergency rooms. Of those injured, approximately 67,000 had head injuries. More than 700 bicyclists died in accidents last year, two-thirds were from traumatic brain injury.

A bicycle-car accident can result in serious injuries, such as:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental distress
  • Death

Bicyclists injured in an accident with a car may be entitled to compensation for injuries and damages caused by the accident. You could be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages, past and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Household help while you are incapacitated
  • Property damage
  • And other items of damages.

If you or a loved one is injured in a bicycle accident, please contact The Farber Law Group immediately. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog - Bicycle Accidents
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