A Skilled Attorney Handles Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Claims in Spokane, WA
Providing legal help for serious bodily injuries
Pedestrians are responsible for paying attention while walking on sidewalks, crossing streets and entering premises. Cyclists sharing the road with cars and trucks must also be alert to risks. But when attention is not enough and an accident occurs that results in an injured bystander, pedestrian, cyclist or driver, Peltram Law Offices helps you seek compensation for your injuries. We have nearly two decades of experience representing clients in Spokane and the surrounding counties in these matters.
Washington laws aim to protect pedestrians and bystanders
In places, conditions and events where both pedestrians and moving vehicles are present, like parking lots, road crossings and hidden driveways, pedestrians and bystanders find themselves at greater risk of bodily harm. To prevent injuries and fatalities, Washington’s laws require individuals to:
- Cross the street within a marked crosswalk
- Yield to vehicles when crossing outside a marked crosswalk or crossing an unmarked road
- Use sidewalks whenever available and walk on the left side of the road facing traffic when there are no sidewalks
- Refrain from carelessly entering traffic so that a driver cannot stop in time
- Obey all traffic signals and control devices
Bicycles are legal road vehicles
Like cars, bicycles must follow the rules of the road, and riders of all ages must comply with the same rules as drivers. Attorneys representing clients in claims for bodily injuries and property damages caused by accidents involving bicycles look to state, county and city bicycle-specific regulations that can help reveal who was at fault, including:
- Compliance with requirement to wear a helmet
- Illegally cycling on highways or roadways closed to bicycles for safety reasons
- Lacking a white front light visible for 500 feet and a red rear reflector when riding at night
Motor vehicle insurance coverage for your pedestrian and bicycle injuries
Your insurance policy may cover medical expenses and property damage even if you were not in the driver’s seat. An experienced personal injury attorney can help determine eligibility for benefits for pedestrians and cyclists who sustain injuries. When lawyers assist in filing your claim, it can minimize the length of the process and maximize your compensation. In addition, Attorney Martin A. Peltram can help you recover damages even if the responsible party does not have a valid insurance policy or if the policy does not cover your injuries. In those cases, we can assist in filing an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim with your insurance company.
Get vigorous representation from an established personal injury law firm in Spokane, WA
Failure to obey the law can result in an insurance claim denial or an unfavorable court decision. Peltram Law Offices has vast experience representing pedestrians and cyclists injured in the Spokane area, even when they are partially at fault. Click here or dial 509-624-4922 for your complimentary initial personal injury consultation. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.