Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycle Accident Attorney in Kent, WA

If you have been injured in a bicycle crash with another vehicle, Ayan Law Office can help. The insurance process can be especially complicated in bicycle accidents in determining the various sources of insurance that may be available to you. Let us find those sources for you.  

Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys will ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve.

Dealing with insurance companies after a bike accident can be very burdensome and confusing, especially at a time when you should be focusing on recovering from your injuries.  Often times with bicycle accidents, we see the other driver and their insurance company attempting to place fault on the cyclist for the accident.  Not only will the insurance company often shift blame, but it will also work to downplay your injuries and consequently the value of your claim.   

Our Bike Accident attorneys will not only find all sources of applicable insurance, but we will navigate the entire insurance process for you, establish liability and build a strong case against the at-fault driver to ensure you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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When Should I Hire a Bike Accident Attorney?

Since you are reading this, the answer is likely NOW!  It’s always best to call a bike accident lawyer sooner rather than later, preferably as soon as possible after being injured in an accident. Once hired, a bicycle accident lawyer cuts off all communication between you and the insurance adjuster to ensure that nothing you say can be used against you.  Insurance companies often pressure claimants into a quick settlement to avoid paying what you deserve. 

It’s also vital that you hire a bike accident attorney early so that we can investigate the accident, establish liability and preserve evidence.  Hiring an accident lawyer as soon as possible will ensure that your legal rights are protected from the beginning and that we can fight for the compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.

Our initial consultations are free so you have nothing to lose.

The attorneys at Ayan Law Office have handled cases involving all types of injuries with some of the most common being:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lacerations, burns and scarring 
  • Torn cartilage and ligaments
  • Vertebral disc injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Disfigurement

Monetary awards, whether reached by settlement or awarded at trial, may include compensation for the following:

Economic damages:

Property damage, past & future medical bills, past & future income loss, and reduced earning capacity.

Non-economic damages:

Pain & suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability and in some cases, loss of consortium.

Wrongful Death Law

If the injuries result in death, Washington law allows survivors of the deceased person to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their loss.  Family members who may be able to pursue a wrongful death action include:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Siblings or parents if they were financially dependent on the deceased

Our attorneys will ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for taking your loved one’s life.

What Should I Expect After Hiring an Accident Attorney?

Our hope is that you will feel less stressed knowing that you can focus on your health while we focus on your claim. Your priority should be recovering from your injuries, not battling with an insurance company. 

Once hired, we will take over all communication with the insurance company.  Our attorneys will keep you informed and help you in any way we can.  We will take the time to understand how the injuries are impacting you and your loved ones so that we can fight for the maximum compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.  Your monetary award may be the result of rigorous settlement negotiations or awarded at trial. We won't stop fighting until you are satisfied. 

Time Limit

The Washington statute of limitations for most (but not all) personal injury cases is 3 years.  This means that your claim must be settled or a lawsuit filed within 3 years of your injury or your case will be barred.  Contact a bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that your claim is not compromised.

Comparative Negligence

Under Washington law, you can recover compensation for your injuries even if you are partially at fault for the accident. Your monetary award will, however, be reduced by your percentage of fault. Our bicycle accident lawyers can help fight against a comparative negligence claim in order to maximize your compensation.

What to do After a Bicycle Accident In Washington

With so much at stake, it’s important that your claim is well-documented to meet the burden of proof.  When possible, documentation should begin at the scene of the accident.

Call for help

If you need immediate medical attention, do not hesitate to dial 911.  Seek medical care as needed.

Exchange Information

Get contact and insurance information from the other driver(s) while also getting the contact information for any witnesses of the crash.

Document the Accident

Take photos of the scene and the property damage to your bicycle and all other vehicles.

Avoid Admitting Fault

Avoid apologizing or admitting to any sort of culpability at the scene. It may later be used against you as an admission of liability for the accident.

Contact an Attorney

Lastly, speak to an attorney before making any statements or signing documents from insurance companies or other parties.

That’s where we come in.  Contact us now for a free consultation.

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We provide legal counsel in Kent, Auburn and Federal Way, WA and the surrounding communities.

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