If you have been involved in a bicycle collision with a driver, bicyclist or pedestrian, you don’t want an inexperienced personal injury lawyer or a lawyer who dabbles in all kinds of accident law. You need an experienced cyclist to represent you in your bicycle personal injury case. Many attorneys claim to focus on representing injured cyclists, but Washington bicycle accident attorney Stacie Bain not only knows bicycle law, she is an avid cyclist like you. She bike commutes. She knows the streets. And she knows your rights.
Getting hit while riding is traumatic. Getting your damages paid shouldn't add more trauma or stress to your life. If you got hit by a car while riding your bike, the at-fault driver's insurance company and its defense lawyers may try to blame you for the collision and will minimize the nature and extent of your injuries. The best thing you can do to reduce your anxiety, protect yourself and maximize your compensation is to hire an experienced bike lawyer to work on your case for you. As an avid cyclist for over 30 years, Stacie knows what arguments to make to prove liability for your case, especially when the at-fault driver claims they didn't see you or that you were not riding safely. Not seeing a cyclist who is there to be seen is not an excuse. The driver is still liable. If you did not come into contact with the vehicle but you had to swerve to avoid a driver who cut you off and crashed while doing so, the driver is still liable. Hiring an expert in Washington cycling laws is vital to proving your case and maximizing the value of your recovery.
Many attorneys claim to be bike lawyers, but most are just occasional riders who have no idea what it's like to regularly ride in traffic. Stacie is a daily bike commuter, a former bike messenger, a family cyclist and a utility cyclist. She has worked in bike shops, she has ridden professionally and she supports our cycling community through legislative activism and monetary sponsorships. Logging thousands of hours in the saddle and being part of the biker tribe is what makes Stacie so passionate about working with her fellow cyclists! If your attorney doesn't ride a bike, he or she may not know what arguments to make to prove liability for your case and may not understand why you want to get back in the saddle as soon as possible. Stacie encourages her clients to work hard on their recovery so they can get back to riding. As a former competitive cyclist and gymnast, Stacie understands how devastating an injury can be when you want nothing more than to get back to being active.
Whether you were doored, right-hooked, left-hooked, rear-ended or just plain cut off, it's important to have an advocate who will fight for you. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in Seattle or Spokane, call Stacie at (206) 257-6559 or send her an email below to set up a free consultation. She can talk with you about the facts of the collision, how fault is determined and how the rules of the road apply to your case. She can also answer your questions about the insurance process and provide you with guidance on whether you could benefit from representation. Stacie can also provide some free self-help if you want to manage your case on your own. Stacie is available to talk and she does not charge a fee for the initial consultation. And she doesn't charge a fee unless she recovers for your case.
Experience counts!! Stacie has represented hundreds of injured cyclists and recovered millions in settlements, jury verdicts and arbitration awards since she started working exclusively as a bike lawyer in 2007. Her tenacious advocacy and compassionate counseling are evidenced in her numerous five-star reviews from former clients on google below and in the Client Testimonials page.
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