One of the best things about living in Seattle is how bicycle and pedestrian friendly it is. Our Department of Transportation even has long-term action plan in place to make Seattle the "most walkable" city in America. However, there are still plenty of drivers on our streets and because of that, pedestrians and cyclists will frequently end up as innocent, injured victims in accidents caused by negligent motorists.
Did a person in a parked car open her door onto your moving bicycle? Were you in a crosswalk when an SUV decided to blow through the red light? If you were in a bicycle accident or a pedestrian accident in or around Seattle, the Washington state personal injury law firm of Max Meyers Law is here to help. We know how devastating an accident can be, both physically and emotionally, and we want to you to have the opportunity to heal and move forward.
Call the Kirkland office of Max Meyers Law today at 888-230-4970 for a FREE, no obligation consultation. You are also invited to request a complimentary copy of Max's book, Bicycle Accident Secrets Unlocked.
A Seattle Bicycle Accident Attorney With a Passion For Cycling
According to a 2013 survey by the Seattle DOT, over 158,000 Seattleites ride bicycles. The number one reason those with a working bicycle don't ride more often? They don't feel safe. This answer did not surprise us in the least because, on average, there's one bicycle crash reported to the police every single day in Seattle. These bicycle accidents are all different, but the more common types we see are:
- Hit-and-run accidents
- A car speeds by a bike and the side-view mirror hits the cyclist
- Cars swerving into designated bike lanes
- A motorist doesn't see or ignores the bicyclist and pulls out right into his path
- A parked car door is opened into a rider
In addition to Attorney Max Meyers's experience with Seattle bicycle accident cases, he has the rare ability to see things from your perspective because he is a cyclist just like you. Max is an accomplished road cyclist; he has participated in the over-200-mile Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic, has biked Mount Rainier's vertical climb with 10,000 feet of total elevation gain, and has taken multiple bike trips across a variety of states and countries.
Seattle Pedestrian Accident Injuries and a Law Firm That Will Fight For You
Seattle is a beautiful city to explore on foot, but doing so means that you have no protection from cars, truck, buses and other vehicles that aren't following the rules of the road. It is also alarming how many injured pedestrians we meet that were lawfully crossing the road in a crosswalk at the time of their accidents.
When cars hit pedestrians, their injuries are often extremely serious and may require months or years of treatment and rehabilitation. Many people will never be the same again and some may not even survive. Injuries in pedestrian accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken ankles or feet
- Extreme leg trauma, resulting in possible amputation
- Head injuries
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Abdominal trauma and internal bleeding
Contact Our Kirkland Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Law Firm for a Free Consultation
Even if you’re not sure you need an attorney at this point, give Max Meyers Law a call. Your first consultation with us is completely free, so even if you aren't going to require legal assistance, we can still give you our professional advice and try to help you get fair compensation for the injuries you or your loved one sustained.
Call the Kirkland office of Max Meyers Law today at 888-230-4970 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. You are also welcome to order a complimentary copy of Max's book, Bicycle Accident Secrets Unlocked.