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Redmond Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Redmond, Washington is big on bicycle and pedestrian travel. The city’s nickname is even the “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest.” As someone who prefers to get around Redmond by bike or on foot, you shouldn’t have to risk your life every time you leave the house. Thanks to negligent and distracted drivers, however, this is more often than not the case.
If you or a relative suffers a serious injury in a pedestrian collision in Redmond, contact the lawyers at Colburn Law. Our local attorneys can review your case for free. We have a long history of positive case outcomes, based on our commitment to serving the needs of injured clientele. We’re passionate about seeking justice and doing what is right. We don’t accept cases based on their size, but on their legal merit. Call today to find out if we can represent your case.
Why Do Redmond Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
In 2016, 89 pedestrians died in Washington traffic accidents. At least 43% of pedestrian traffic accident victims killed in Washington had impairments. Almost one-third (32%) of fatal pedestrian collisions involved distracted drivers. Despite safety efforts such as green bicycle lanes and traffic-device controlled crosswalks, pedestrians are still at high risk of injury in the Evergreen State. Three of the most common causes of Redmond pedestrian accidents are as follows:
- Negligent drivers. Many drivers responsible for the injuries and deaths of Redmond pedestrians made what they thought were simple mistakes. Common examples include speeding, texting, and driving, eating while driving, driving tired, or looking away from the road for just a few seconds. Unfortunately, a few seconds is all it takes to crash into an unsuspecting pedestrian.
- Reckless drivers. Other drivers recklessly or intentionally cause pedestrian accidents through egregious misconduct such as drunk driving, wrong-way driving, speeding in school zones, or running red lights. Reckless-driver pedestrian collisions are often fatal due to high speeds and lack of braking prior to impact.
- Unsafe streets. Sometimes, pedestrian accidents aren’t the fault of the driver or pedestrian, but of a negligent roadway maintenance organization. The city government in Redmond could be liable for a pedestrian injury or death if it reasonably should have known about a hazard, such as malfunctioning crosswalk light, yet failed to repair the defect in a timely a manner.
Identifying the cause of your collision and the at-fault party are actions your attorney in Redmond can help you with prior to filing your injury claim. Since Washington is a fault insurance state, you’ll need to prove the driver’s fault to obtain a financial award. Proving fault may take collecting evidence, reconstructing your accident, or hiring expert key witnesses. Again, hiring a lawyer is the easiest way to handle these responsibilities.
Why Redmond Citizens Trust Colburn Law
If you suffered a serious personal injury, you need serious legal representation. Colburn Law has years of experience, a long record of positive case results, and the commitment to justice to see your case through from beginning to end. We are a trusted source of legal representation in Redmond and the surrounding area. If you value more than just legal knowledge, trust us with your case. We go above and beyond to help our clients. Our services include:
- Taking over communications with insurance companies on your behalf
- Negotiating higher settlement awards
- Re-creating the accident, if necessary
- Handling paperwork and legal matters associated with your case
- Keeping you informed about the status of your case every step of the way
- Informing you of your legal rights and opportunities
- Taking your case to court for fair compensation
Contact us today for a free review to find out the specific ways in which we could help your case. We want to answer your questions and help you fight back against a negligent driver after a Redmond pedestrian collision. Call 206-919-3215 today for more information.