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Bike Accidents

Our Seattle bicycle injury lawyers have obtained record breaking settlements/verdicts on behalf of our clients. When a cyclist is involved in an accident, the injuries are often more serious and often include spinal cord injuries and/or brain injuries. Unlike a driver, the bicyclist does not have all of that metal as protection.  A seriously injured cyclist should treat the accident just like it was a car-only accident. Get the insurance information and drivers license of all of the parties involved. Then, consult with an attorney who has solid experience in representing injured cyclists.

The bike injury accident lawyers at SKW have helped countless injured cyclists. One of our recent, high profile cases include Gendler, where our attorneys represented a cyclist who was injured on the Montlake Bridge.

Despite clear information that the Montlake Bridge posed a serious risk to cyclists, Washington State did nothing. As a result, Mr. Gendler seriously injured himself on a bicycle and is now a quadriplegic. Read more about the Gendler case.

SKW maintains a website and blog devoted to bicycle injuries/accidents, which we encourage you to visit.

Wuthrich v. King County

The 2016 Wuthrich v. King County decision makes roadways in our state safer for everyone. In a unanimous decision handed down on Wuthrich, the Washington State Supreme Court held that a municipality has a duty to take reasonable steps to address overgrown roadside vegetation that makes the roadway unsafe for drivers approaching an intersection. Wuthrich advances roadway safety for… Read More

Moothart v. State of Washington

A Thurston County jury awarded a Vancouver man almost $3 million for multiple injuries caused by a pavement edge drop-off on a highway on-ramp. Todd Moothart, a 50-year-old software development engineer, was on a motorcycle ride with two friends on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in September 2013. Their plan was to head east on State… Read More

Young female bicyclist vs. car

Ms. Fleming helped obtain a six figure settlement for this young lady, who was commuting by bike and struck by an inattentive driver.

Gendler v. State of Washington

(August 2010) $8,000,000 settlement for a defective bridge where a gap in the bridge deck was too wide, allowing a bicycle tire to wedge in the gap, throwing the rider to the ground and paralyzing him. You may have heard an interview on NPR, read a blog post, or read a story in The Seattle… Read More

Keebler v. Asmus

(October 2012) $1.235 million settlement. Bicyclist hit by a motor vehicle. Fractured leg, several vertebral fractures (no paralysis) and a mild traumatic brain injury.

Girod v. Cedell

(December 2010) $1 million policy limits settlement for motor vehicle bicycle crash on SR 105 resulting in death of 31-year-old woman.

Wade v. Pierce County

(December 2006) $1,250,000 settlement for death of a 12-year-old on a bicycle struck by a police vehicle.

Lan Remme v. City of Seattle and State of Washington

After years of work and dedication, SKW’s team of bicycle accident attorneys secured a significant settlement for Lan Remme. Lan brought suit against the City of Seattle and the State of Washington for their failure to maintain the Montlake Bridge sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition. One sidewalk panel had been allowed to sink two… Read More

John LaMacchia v. Confidential

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. ~ Mark Twain A few years ago, on a dry, sunny day, John LaMacchia thought it was a perfect day for for a bicycle ride. He rode his bicycle southbound on 25th Ave. NE in Seattle. A man, driving a… Read More

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