Bicycle accidents are stressful events that can leave their victims in need of both medical attention and financial assistance. Because of the dangerous nature of these incidents, victims of bicycle accidents often face serious medical consequences, including trauma to the head and neck, broken bones, and spinal cord injury. Bicyclists have recently been injured at 4th Avenue and South Rainier, as well as at Highway 397 near the Benton City Fairgrounds. If you or someone you love has been involved in a bicycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
The Kennewick personal injury lawyers of Tamaki Law are here to help. For over twenty-five years, our personal injury attorneys have been skillfully defending clients in their bicycle accident cases, winning trials, and obtaining millions of dollars in settlements. Our commitment to the pursuit of civil justice and to providing clients with excellent legal care is evident in every case we take on. This commitment is what makes us the firm best equipped to handle your bicycle accident case.
Don’t let your lack of legal knowledge or financial means stop you from pursuing the restitution to which you may be entitled. Call Tamaki Law at (509) 783-8333 today to speak with one of our attorneys and to schedule a free confidential consultation. We’ll advise you of your legal options and help get you on the road to recovery.
Why You Need a Lawyer
If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, you know how stressful the repercussions can be. Whether you’re dealing with bodily injury, managing insurance costs, or handling property damage costs, the process of building your bicycle accident case is tough to manage on your own. With the help of any one of our top-rated personal injury attorneys at Tamaki Law, you’re guaranteed to have the finest legal counsel in the Washington area as we help build your case.
The laws and regulations surrounding bicycle accident cases can be tough to navigate, as these incidents bring up important questions of liability and compensation. Our team of attorneys is well-acquainted with these regulations and is ready to provide you with excellent legal counsel as we build your case. Having served the Washington area for over twenty-five years, Tamaki Law has built an impressive network of connections and a wealth of successful strategies we use to lead clients to winning cases and favorable settlements.
Not only that, but our attorneys at Tamaki Law are dedicated to keeping our clients’ best interests at heart throughout their case. That’s why we manage all communications on your behalf. In order to avoid accidental admission of guilt or self-incrimination, we will handle all dealings with insurance companies and other involved parties for you. This is to ensure your privacy is protected and your case is handled in the most professional manner.
With Tamaki Law, you can be sure your bicycle accident case is in good hands. We’ve been committed to hard work and civil justice since 1994. It is with this same commitment that we handle each case we take on. Call us today at (509) 783-8333 to speak with an attorney and to see how our team can provide you with the best legal care.
Why Choose Us?
Since 1994, Tamaki Law has been receiving recognition for our excellence and professionalism. We’ve been given a 10.0 (Superb) rating by Avvo Lawyer Ratings and have been recognized by the Seattle Met Magazine for having the Top Attorneys in Washington. Tamaki Law has not only received national acclaim but has worked to establish many statewide records, setting the pace for other law firms in the area.
We’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements for a variety of personal injury claims, including bicycle accident cases. Our success in the personal injury suits we’ve handled is a large part of the excellence that has come to be associated with the Tamaki Law name.
Bryan G. Smith, one of our leading attorneys, has been specializing in personal injury law for decades. Having won millions of dollars in settlements, Brian was named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics and currently serves on the Board of the Legal Foundation of Washington. His advocacy efforts and diligence in the courtroom have led to his tremendous success and are part of what make him one of the best attorneys to handle your bicycle accident case.
At Tamaki Law, your case is worth more to us than the price of hiring an attorney. Because of this, we operate on a contingency basis. This means that our clients are under no financial obligation to our firm or any of our attorneys until we have won their case or reached a favorable settlement on their behalf. A contingency fee is then subtracted from the money they receive so that our clients are able to pursue the compensation they deserve without the stress of a financial burden, such as upfront attorneys’ fees.
Cases We Handle
Because Tamaki Law is dedicated to providing legal aid in a wide variety of personal injury cases, we have experience in handling a wide variety of types of bicycle accident cases. Some of the most common bicycle accidents we’ve worked on are:
- Intersection accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- Dooring accidents
- Malfunctioning bike accidents
- Distracted driver accidents
- Under-the-influence driver accidents
- Hazardous road conditions accidents
- Dog bite/attack accidents
Our attorneys’ expertise in the regulations associated with bicycle accidents of every kind allows us to determine the best way to approach your bicycle accident case.
Bicycle accidents are often dangerous because victims’ bodies are directly impacted by other objects or vehicles that are significantly larger and heavier than they are. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, there were 843 fatalities due to collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles in 2019. Bicycle accidents are clearly dangerous, and their victims are often entitled to legal compensation.
What Compensation Is Available After My Bicycle Accident?
There are two types of compensation you may be eligible for after a bicycle accident. You can pursue money for your losses, or damages, related to the accident. Compensation for economic damages includes the cost of property damages, medical bills, and lost income, while compensation for noneconomic damages covers the intangible aftereffects of the wreck, such as pain and suffering or PTSD. Our attorneys are prepared to build a case that will seek the best compensation for you.
Liability is also an important factor in such cases. In order for you to be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries, someone else must have been at fault for your accident. Washington’s doctrine of comparative negligence dictates that those who have any responsibility for the accident must be responsible for their proportionate share of the victim’s losses.
Our team of attorneys at Tamaki Law is prepared to help you seek the restitution to which you’re entitled. To discuss your circumstance with one of our top-rated attorneys, call (509) 783-8333 today.
Bicycle accidents are dangerous and leave their victims in need of not only medical care and financial attention but legal aid as they seek compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a bicycle accident that wasn’t your fault, call Tamaki Law today at (509) 783-8333 to schedule a free consultation regarding your case. You may still have questions about your bicycle accident case. A few frequently asked questions have been included here.
Because no two bicycle accident cases are exactly the same, compensation is determined on a case-by-case basis. If your injuries were superficial and your property damage was minor, your case would likely receive much less compensation than one in which the victim was paralyzed and needed 24-hour daily care for the duration of their life. Consult one of our attorneys today to determine the possible value of your bicycle accident case.
Because of Washington’s comparative negligence rule, even if you’re partially at fault for your bicycle accident, you may still be able to recover compensation. If a jury finds that you were 20 percent responsible for your accident and found that you were entitled to $50,000 in damages, your award would be reduced by 20 percent: your share of the fault. You would receive $40,000.
Our firm is dedicated to putting together strategies and working hard to provide clients with excellent legal care. As part of this commitment, we operate on a contingency basis. This means that you are not under any financial obligation to Tamaki Law or our attorneys until we have reached a favorable settlement for you or won your case. Only then is our contingency fee subtracted from your compensation. You can pursue the restitution you deserve without any financial stressors.
Contact Tamaki Law Today
Bicycle accidents are no light matter. The injuries and damage they cause leave their victims suffering in more ways than one. If you or someone you love has been affected by a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call Tamaki Law today at (509) 783-8333 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our top-rated attorneys regarding your case. Don’t allow a lack of financial means or legal expertise stop you from pursuing the compensation you deserve. Call now.