Gig Harbor Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you are involved in an accident with an automobile, while you are a pedestrian or riding a bicycle, it is very important to have legal representation to navigate the legal issues in order to have your medical bills paid, and to recover fair compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Pedestrian injury cases are very fact-specific, usually even more-so than regular automobile accident cases. Therefore, it is imperative to have the facts of the case thoroughly investigated and documented as soon as possible after the accident happens.
The definition of a pedestrian is set forth in Washington law, both in the revised code of Washington (RCW), and in case law. It is important to know if you are injured while legally considered a pedestrian, because the sources of insurance available to compensate you if you are injured as a pedestrian may be different than if you are injured while driving or riding in a vehicle. Also, pedestrians have certain, very specific, duties they must follow under Washington law, in order to not be considered at fault, or partially at fault for their own injuries.
A vehicle does not have to be traveling very fast in order to inflict serious injury on a pedestrian or bicyclist, and like automobile accident injuries, even what appears to be a minor injury incurred as a pedestrian, can turn into something much more serious if not diagnosed and treated properly.
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If you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, or as a pedestrian, call the Gig Harbor law offices of Campbell & Miller, PLLC at (253) 851-5924 or contact us by email.