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Issaquah's Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact our bicycle accident attorneys in Issaquah for experienced representation.

Advocating for Bicycle Accident Victims in Issaquah, Washington


If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle crash with a vehicle anywhere in Washington, our team of experienced bicycle accident attorneys in Issaquah at Pearson Law Firm, P.S. are ready to provide guidance. We are located in Issaquah, but we proudly serve clients throughout the counties of Pierce, King, Thurston, and Snohomish, and across the state.

Our team has been handling accident claims and personal injury lawsuits in Issaquah and surrounding areas of Washington for more than 40 years, and we’ll be happy to listen to your story, assess the situation, and assist you as you seek the compensation you deserve for your injury or loss.

From the first moment I contacted this law firm they made me feel that I mattered, they were always very professional and treated me like part of their family. ... I had the best experience with the Pearson Lawfirm.
— Yanilu Ives

Involved in a bicycle accident? We're here to help.

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When you choose the Pearson Law Firm, you can expect skilled representation rooted in kindness for your situation and backed by over 40 years of experience. Our team values building positive relationships with our clients and we work to demystify the legal process.

We want to make sure you feel safe and informed as we work towards getting you the results you deserve.

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Washington State Bicycle Accident Laws

Washington Laws Regarding Bicyclists

Generally speaking, a bicyclist must observe the same laws as an operator of a motor vehicle, which means observing all traffic signs, signals, and other rules of the road.  There is no statewide bike helmet law, but individual counties have mandated them.

The NHTSA, in its analysis of bicycle accidents in the country, points to several causes that can be shared by both the driver and the cyclist, the first of which — as mentioned above — is not complying with traffic laws and roadway signs and signals. Other causes include:

  • Speeding: Also as mentioned above, the higher the speed of the vehicle, the more deadly a crash with a bicyclist can be.

  • Inadequate Separation: Bicyclists are safer the farther they are separated from moving vehicles. Both cyclists and drivers should be careful to maintain safe separation.

  • Crossing Locations: When bicyclists try to cross in an unmarked area, the likelihood of an accident increases. Even crossing at an intersection is dangerous. Crashes at intersections represent 30% of all nationwide cyclist fatalities.

  • Inadequate Conspicuity: In other words, in less well-lit areas or at night, a bicyclist faces a greater risk of being involved in an accident.

  • Impairment & Distraction: Driving or cycling under the influence of drugs or alcohol increases the odds of a collision.

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

If you are struck while out bicycling and your injuries don’t necessitate immediate medical help, there are important steps you need to take to file a claim against the driver’s insurance or even initiate a personal injury lawsuit. Steps include:

  • Call 911: The police will most likely investigate, but at the very least they will obtain vital information such as the name and contact information of the other party, as well as insurance company information.

  • Collect Evidence: Take photos with your cell phone from every angle possible, including road signs that may have been violated. Talk to anyone who witnessed the accident and get their statement and contact information if possible.

  • Seek Medical Help: Even if your injuries don’t seem that great at the time of the accident, seek immediate medical evaluation and assistance. Sometimes, you won’t feel your injuries until much later, but it’s important to make sure of your well-being. The documentation will also be important for claims and lawsuits.

  • Retain All Documentation: If you can get a report from the police, keep it for your claim and/or lawsuit. The same goes for all medical documentation, including bills.

  • Seek Legal Representation: Contact Pearson Law Firm, P.S. in Issaquah for a free personal injury lawsuit consultation.

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Bicycle Accidents Attorneys

When you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, our Issaquah personal injury lawsuit team at The Pearson Law Firm, P.S. is here to help. We offer personalized service, so you will always be in the loop as we help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We are proud to represent you wherever you’re located in Washington, including Issaquah and throughout the counties of Pierce, King, Thurston, and Snohomish.