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Renton Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Drivers have a responsibility to follow all traffic laws and drive carefully, especially around vulnerable cyclists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, collisions between cyclists and drivers happen frequently in Washington, leading to severe injuries and fatalities.
If you are in a bicycle accident in Renton, Colburn Law can help. You may be eligible to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit against the driver responsible for the collision, and the bicycle accident attorneys at Colburn Law can advocate for your maximum compensation.
Why Choose Our Renton Bike Accident Lawyers
- Our firm has spent years representing injured Washington residents in their injury claims. We have gathered resources, fine-tuned legal strategies, and connected with expert witnesses to provide comprehensive and aggressive representation.
- Our Renton bicycle accident attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. We only charge legal fees if we secure compensation on your behalf.
- If you have questions about the case process, you can trust your attorney to answer. You will have a direct line of communication with your bicycle accident lawyer throughout your claim.
Washington Bicycle Accident Statistics
Washington is a very bicycle-friendly state, especially in King County. Many Renton residents rely on bicycles both as an alternative mode of transportation and as an enjoyable outdoor activity. However, cyclists are at a high risk of accidents on Washington roads.
According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commision (WTSC), pedestrians and cyclists accounted for 22.5 percent of serious traffic injuries in Washington between 2013 and 2017. During that same time period, pedestrians and cyclists comprised 18.6 percent of Washington traffic fatalities. Out of these fatal bicycle accidents, 70 percent of them involved a driver traveling faster than 30 miles per hour.
Additional Information: Bicycle Accident Hotspots in Washington
Legal Options for Injured Renton Cyclists
If you are in an accident with a driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation, even if you are a cyclist. Washington is a fault state for car accidents, requiring reckless drivers to pay for their victims’ damages with liability insurance. These victims include cyclists as well as other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and motorcyclists.
Washington requires all motorists to hold liability insurance in the following minimum amounts:
- $25,000 for injuries or death per person per accident
- $50,000 for total injuries or death per accident
- $10,000 for property damage per accident
You can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company to recover compensation for your accident-related damages. You could also file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. During this process, you will need to prove that the driver’s negligence caused the accident and your resulting injuries.
Most bicycle accident cases begin as an insurance claim and escalate to a lawsuit if the insurance company denies the claim or refuses to provide a sufficient settlement. If you are seeking very high amounts of damages that exceed the driver’s policy limits, you may want to file a lawsuit instead of an insurance claim. Speak to your attorney at Colburn Law to determine which legal pathway is right for you.
Contact Colburn Law Today
If you suffer injuries in a Renton bicycle accident, speak to an attorney at Colburn Law. Our firm has represented hundreds of injury victims throughout the state of Washington, including cyclists injured by reckless drivers. We have the skills and resources you need to hold the driver accountable.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our Renton bicycle accident attorney.