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What Does a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Do?

A new spinal cord injury occurs nearly 11,000 times per year. There are nearly 250,000 people living with a spinal cord injury already. In addition to spinal cord injuries, herniated or bulging disks and whiplash injuries are included in these statistics.

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is usually caused by some sort of accident. Many spinal cord injuries have devastating, life-long consequences and can even result in paralysis. Many paraplegics and quadriplegics are a result of a personal injury or accident resulting in a spinal cord injury. Due to the damaging effects of these injuries, it is important to have an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer who can advocate for you and help you navigate the litigation process.

What is a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries are most often caused by car accidents, with slip-and-fall accidents coming in second, and sporting accidents rounding out the top three spots. A spinal cord injury is caused by forced trauma to the very sensitive nerve column in the back. The strength of this force can dislocate the vertebrae of the spine. Apart from being extremely painful, the movement of these vertebrae can crush spinal discs and nerves in the spinal cord. These nerves are responsible for carrying important information from areas of the body to the brain. If these nerves or their pathways to the brain are damaged or destroyed, all communication between these parts of the body and the brain can be disconnected.

Spinal cord injuries are classified into two categories: complete and incomplete. Complete spinal cord injuries are events where all sensory and motor control is lost below the point of injury. In other words, a complete spinal cord injury is the result of paralysis. Incomplete spinal cord injuries are the result of less serious nerve damage where some to most control is preserved.

How a spinal cord injury lawyer can help you

While the victim of a spinal cord injury may never fully recover, personal injury attorneys dealing with spinal cord injuries specialize in seeking financial compensation on behalf of their clients by pursuing legal action against the responsible party and their insurance company. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer will understand the spine injury litigation process and have your best interests in mind. Despite the severity and long-lasting effects that spinal cord injuries can have, insurance companies are still most interested in paying out the least amount of settlement possible.

Are you suffering from a spinal cord injury? If you have questions, or would like to schedule a free case strategy review, please contact us.

Spinal Cord Injury FAQ

I was rear-ended while I was sitting at a red stoplight by a car that didn’t stop and now my doctor says that I need a lumbar fusion. What is a lumbar fusion?

What is a spinal cord injury?

How do you treat a spinal cord injury?

What accidents commonly lead to brain and spinal cord injuries?

What are the effects of a brain or spinal cord injury?

Are there steps I can take to reduce my risk of a brain or spinal cord injury?

Why do I need an attorney if I have suffered a brain or spinal cord injury?

Am I entitled to collect money for the time I was unable to work from my injuries? What if I have to switch careers because of my injuries?

Should I talk to the insurance company about my accident and let them take my recorded statement?

What do I do with my medical bills while the case is in progress?

How much do I have to pay to hire you as my attorney?

Can I change my lawyers if I am not happy with them? How much is that going to cost me?

I Was Rear-Ended While I Was Sitting At A Red Stoplight By A Car That Didn’t Stop And Now My Doctor Says That I Need A Lumbar Fusion. What Is A Lumbar Fusion?

A lumbar fusion is necessary when one of the lower 5 spinal disks has been pushed out of place enabling the bones to rub against each other. This will cause discomfort and extreme pain in the lower back; it could also cause your legs to feel weak, numb and tingly.

There are two different types of lumbar fusions that vary depending on the location of the incision.

  1. A posterior lumbar fusion is when the surgeon operates by going through the back.
  2. An anterior lumbar fusion is when the surgeon operates by going through the front.

For the fusion to take place your surgeon will need a bone fragment, that can come from either your hip our can be gotten through a bone bank. This bone fragment will be used to make sure that the vertebrae are separated properly. Once your surgeon has the necessary bone fragment, they will remove the disk that is causing problems and replace it with the fragment. Then the surgeon will screw a metal plate into the vertebra to make sure the fragment stays in place and then fuse the vertebrae bones together.

What Is A Spinal Cord Injury?

If you have injured your spinal cord in an auto accident that means that damage was caused to your spinal cord and nerve roots. Depending on the level of damage your injury can cause severe pain or paralysis and in extreme cases cause you to lose all functionality.

There are two types of spinal cord injury that vary based on the level of severity of the damage.

  1. An incomplete spinal cord injury generally means that the spinal cord was only partially damaged in the accident and that you will likely retain feeling and functionality.
  2. A complete spinal cord injury means that you will likely lose all feeling below the area of your spine that was injured and there is only a very small chance of recovering from this.

If you were in an auto accident and you or a loved one is currently suffering from a spinal cord injury you need to consult with an experienced Washington personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Premier Law Group we will tell you if you don’t need an attorney, but with an injury this serious it is likely that an attorney will be able to get you a significantly higher settlement.

How Do You Treat A Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries are very serious and require a lot of attention and care. If you were in an auto accident that was serious enough to cause a spinal cord injury than it is likely that you were taken to the hospital by paramedics. Doctors will need to reduce the swelling and in extreme cases may need to do surgery to remove fragments of bone that broke off during the accident.

What Accidents Commonly Lead To Brain And Spinal Cord Injuries?

Motorcycle accidents or auto accidents in which an individual is ejected from the vehicle will frequently lead to severe brain or spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be devastating enough to lead to paralysis and even death. One way to minimize this risk is to always wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle, and a seat belt in a car.

What Are The Effects Of A Brain Or Spinal Cord Injury?

Brain and spinal cord injuries have wide ranging effects, and have the potential to be very serious.

Brain injuries are often caused when one’s head forcefully hits an object. When this happens, one or multiple areas of the brain can be affected. Concussions are common, and this type of injury can even put someone into a coma. Treatment is essential and can be very effective, but brain injuries have the potential to lead to death.

Spinal cord injuries are broken into two categories: complete and incomplete. When the injury is complete, that means that there is a total loss of feeling below the point of the injury – also known as paralysis. Incomplete spinal cord injuries are not as severe, but need immediate treatment and rehabilitation.

The medical costs for both of these injuries can be very high, and can have long term consequences. Because of this, it is very important for everyone that has suffered one of these injuries to speak with an experienced injury attorney immediately.

Are There Steps I Can Take To Reduce My Risk Of A Brain Or Spinal Cord Injury?

There are some very simple steps to help reduce the risk of a brain or spinal cord injury. In car accidents, these injuries are often caused by hitting one’s head against the dashboard, windshield or side of the car. Seat belts play an integral role in lowering the risk of this happening. Motorcycle and bicycle accidents can also lead to these types of injuries, and simply wearing a helmet can provide significant protection if against them.

Of course, some accidents caused by negligent drivers can be so devastating that these simple steps will not prevent the injury – in which case you should seek the advice of an experienced Seattle injury attorney to help you get the money you need to cover your damages.

Why Do I Need An Attorney If I Have Suffered A Brain Or Spinal Cord Injury?

There are several reasons to hire an attorney when involved in an accident:

1. Pursuing recovery for injuries is a complicated legal process, which requires the expertise and experience of a highly trained injury attorney. Many rules and strategies take years for an attorney to learn and acquire. Therefore, always speak to an attorney before trying to handle your legal case on your own. Your recovery will generally be substantially higher, even after all the costs and fees that you incur in hiring legal representation are subtracted.

2. When you have an attorney, you can seek medical treatment for your injuries through the most competent doctors at no upfront cost in most cases. Knowing an attorney has taken your case will give doctors the security that their bills will be paid once the case settles. This is especially important to those who have no PIP (personal injury protection) or health insurance and cannot afford to pay for the cost of the medical treatment needed.

3. Only an experienced lawyer can assess the value of your case after learning the full nature and extent of your injuries, the value of your claim for pain and suffering, and the cost of future treatment and rehabilitation. Chances are, without an attorney, you will settle your case for much less than it is really worth.

4. Most importantly, you need an attorney because the insurance company will offer you very little money for your injury. Only a competent, aggressive, and experienced lawyer has the means, the knowledge, and the ability to sue the insurance companies and force them to give you the appropriate settlement that you are entitled to. Insurance companies have a duty to protect and defend their own insured (the person who caused the accident). No matter how friendly they appear, the insurance company representatives are not your friends. They have a duty to act in the best interest of their shareholders by saving money. You need someone on your side that has your best interest in mind.

5. Lastly, when you have a lawyer, you don’t deal with any of the hassle, paperwork, headache and worry of dealing with insurance companies. You just sit back with the knowledge that an experienced lawyer who has your best interest in mind is going to handle your case and deal with the headache.

Am I Entitled To Collect Money For The Time I Was Unable To Work From My Injuries? What If I Have To Switch Careers Because Of My Injuries?

Maybe, but it is very fact specific and is different for every single case. It also depends on how old your child is. The best thing to do would be to contact an experienced Seattle child injury lawyer that will listen to the facts of the case and help you decide whether or not you need an attorney to represent you.

Should I Talk To The Insurance Company About My Accident And Let Them Take My Recorded Statement?

No. Absolutely not, especially in the case of a catastrophic injury. It is vital that a law firm that understands how carefully a settlement needs to be structured protect your rights, because no insurance company is on your side – ever – even your own. They are only trying to find an excuse to get away with paying you very little or not paying you at all. Statements made while your brain isn’t functioning at par could be used against you. Sometimes, you have to provide your own insurance company with a recorded statement because your policy requires it. In that scenario, you should consult with your attorney who will prepare you for the statement.

What Do I Do With My Medical Bills While The Case Is In Progress?

While your case is being handled, make sure you continue seeking treatment for your injuries and follow your doctor’s instructions. Do not stop with your treatment without first consulting your attorney as this can hinder the progress of your case. Also make sure to mail copies of all insurance forms received and receipts for medications and tools necessary for your recovery.

How Much Do I Have To Pay To Hire You As My Attorney?

Nothing. You don’t have to pay anything upfront. You hire us on a contingency basis, which means we don’t charge you anything unless we win your case. We even pay for all of the expenses associated with your case out of our own pocket. Also, if for any reason we don’t recover any money (for example if we find out later that the party at fault has no insurance), we still don’t charge you anything. However, when your case settles, we take a percentage of the settlement for our fees and costs. This percentage depends on whether your case resolves before litigation or after trial. Please note, however, that in Washington, the law requires that the client ultimately be responsible for reimbursing an attorney for costs advanced, even if the case is unsuccessful. Please contact us so that we can explain how this would work in your case.

Can I Change My Lawyers If I Am Not Happy With Them? How Much Is That Going To Cost Me?

Fortunately, you can change your lawyer anytime at absolutely no cost to you. All you have to do is call us and let us know. We will immediately send a letter to your former attorney. As soon as they receive our letter, by law they are immediately obligated to forward your file to our office. Also, they are forbidden to contact you. You are not even required to inform them of your decision. Of course, if they have done substantial work in your case, they are entitled to get a portion of our fees for their contribution. This will only affect our fees and will not change your recovery.

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How do you treat a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries are very serious and require a lot of attention and care. If you were in an auto accident that was serious enough to cause a spinal cord injury than it is likely that you were taken to the hospital by paramedics. Doctors will need to reduce the swelling and in extreme cases may need to do surgery to remove fragments of bone that broke off during the accident.

What is a spinal cord injury?

If you have injured your spinal cord in an auto accident that means that damage was caused to your spinal cord and nerve roots. Depending on the level of damage your injury can cause severe pain or paralysis and in extreme cases cause you to lose all functionality.

There are two types of spinal cord injury that vary based on the level of severity of the damage.

  1. An incomplete spinal cord injury generally means that the spinal cord was only partially damaged in the accident and that you will likely retain feeling and functionality.
  2. A complete spinal cord injury means that you will likely lose all feeling below the area of your spine that was injured and there is only a very small chance of recovering from this.

If you were in an auto accident and you or a loved one is currently suffering from a spinal cord injury you need to consult with an experienced Washington personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Premier Law Group we will tell you if you don’t need an attorney, but with an injury this serious it is likely that an attorney will be able to get you a significantly higher settlement.

Spinal Cord Injuries

As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I have seen people’s entire world change because of a car accident that results in a spinal cord injury. The range of symptoms for a spinal cord injury is vast, ranging from temporary pain to paralysis. Car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, and can cause permanent damage that drastically alters one’s life physically and financially. When an innocent driver suffers a spinal injury because of the negligence of someone else, it is imperative for that person to seek the advice of an experienced Burien car accident lawyer. It is likely that the medical bills to manage the injury will be very expensive, and the insurance companies do not make their record profits by easily giving out the proper compensation for these types of claims. A seasoned Bellevue injury lawyer can level the playing field and fight the insurance companies tooth and nail to get you the money you deserve.

A quarter of a million Americans are currently living with spinal cord injuries (SCI), with 10,000 to 12,000 new injuries happening every year. Causing nearly 40% of all spinal cord injuries, car accidents are the most common cause of the injury. It generally takes a very severe car accident to cause SCI to happen, but when a collision results in direct force on, or unnatural twisting of the back or neck, serious injury can occur. One of the most common ways this happens in a car accident is during a rollover crash. The roof may collapse in, and crush the head, neck, or back of the vehicle’s occupants. Seatbelt failures or lack of wearing the seatbelt are other typical contributing circumstances to car accidents that cause spinal cord injuries. Just as car accident statistics show that the overwhelming majority of accidents involve males, more than 80% of all spinal cord injury patients are male.

When the spinal cord is injured from a traumatic and direct force, initial damage causes a chain reaction that further harms the body. Initially, spinal discs that sustain the impact will fracture and become displaced. This can lead to the rupturing of blood cells, which causes heavy bleeding and internal damage in the area. Soon after, the spinal cavity will swell, thereby cutting off blood and oxygen to the area, and potentially harming important neurons and the connection between the brain and parts of the spinal cord.

There are two major classifications of spinal injury: incomplete and complete. An incomplete spinal injury allows for at least some sensation or motor function below the injured part of the spine. There are different levels of an incomplete spinal injury, but normal movement or sensation is impaired in some regard no matter what. A complete spinal cord injury is paralysis. Sensation and movement is lost below the affected part of the spine, which could mean quadriplegia if the injury was in the lower neck. If there is any chance for recovery in a spinal cord accident injury, it requires immediate medical attention. There is no cure for spinal cord injuries right now, but doctors and scientists have made huge strides in spinal cord injury research.

In both incomplete and complete spinal injuries, the victim’s life will inevitably be different. Long term medical care will be necessary, it may affect job performance, and there are added pressures on close family members. If you or a family member has suffered a spine injury due to the negligence of someone else, you should speak with an experienced Seattle spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible. If you would like a free consultation to get the advice you need on how to handle your injury, give Premier Law Group a call at 206-285-1743.

Are There any Steps I can Take to Reduce my Risk of a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury?

There are some very simple steps to help reduce the risk of a brain or spinal cord injury. In car accidents, these injuries are often caused by hitting one’s head against the dashboard, windshield or side of the car. Seatbelts play an integral role in lowering the risk of this happening. Motorcycle and bicycle accidents can also lead to these types of injuries, and simply wearing a helmet can provide significant protection if against them.

Of course, some accidents caused by negligent drivers can be so devastating that these simple steps will not prevent the injury – in which case you should seek the advice of an experienced Seattle injury attorney to help you get the money you need to cover your damages.

What are the Effects of a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury?

Brain and spinal cord injuries have wide ranging effects, and have the potential to be very serious.

Brain injuries are often caused when one’s head forcefully hits an object. When this happens, one or multiple areas of the brain can be affected. Concussions are common, and this type of injury can even put someone into a coma. Treatment is essential and can be very effective, but brain injuries have the potential to lead to death.

Spinal cord injuries are broken into two categories: complete and incomplete. When the injury is complete, that means that there is a total loss of feeling below the point of the injury – also known as paralysis. Incomplete spinal cord injuries are not as severe, but need immediate treatment and rehabilitation.

The medical costs for both of these injuries can be very high, and can have long term consequences. Because of this, it is very important for everyone that has suffered one of these injuries to speak with an experienced injury attorney immediately.

What Accidents Commonly Lead to Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries?

Motorcycle accidents or auto accidents in which an individual is ejected from the vehicle will frequently lead to severe brain or spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be devastating enough to lead to paralysis and even death. One way to minimize this risk is to always wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle, and a seatbelt in a car.

Brain And Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Bellevue Brain Injury Attorneys And Bellevue Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Brain and spinal cord injuries are amongst the most painful and costly injuries somebody can endure. These injuries are usually caused by some sort of accident and can result in inhibition of motion and even paralysis. When they are suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is critical to speak to an experienced brain or spinal cord injury attorney as soon as you can. At Premier Law Group, our Bellevue brain injury attorneys have a wealth of experience handling serious injury cases. We know that spinal cord and brain injuries oftentimes produce medical bills and treatments that can last an entire lifetime, which is why it is important not to settle quickly for less money than you deserve. If you need any advice on your potential case, give us a call at 206-285-1743 for a free case evaluation.

Around 1.5 million Americans suffer some sort of brain injury each year. These injuries are caused by a direct blow to the head that is strong enough to break through the skull and damage the brain. The majority of brain injuries are caused by car accidents, but anything that produces a hard knock to the head (sports, slipping and falling, etc.) can as well. Spinal cord injuries occur frequently as well. It is believed that as many as 400,000 Americans are suffering from the ongoing effects of spinal cord injuries, and over 4 out of every 5 of them are male. They are caused by bruising, tearing or crushing of spinal cord tissue, and just like brain injuries, are oftentimes car accident related. These injuries are very serious, and can lead to death. If a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence that has led to their death, this would be considered a wrongful death case. If you would like more information about how our Seattle, Bellevue, and Renton brain and spinal cord injury attorneys can help you out, click this link.

Brain Injuries in Bellevue

Traumatic brain injury is suffered when the head is hit in a very forceful way. This can happen when the head hits an object or something penetrates the skull. This is why brain injuries are so common in car accidents. Your head is vulnerable to hitting the side of the car forcefully, and shards of glass from the windshield or windows may penetrate the skull. Not all brain injuries are the same, though. They vary in extent, from affecting one region of the brain to affecting multiple regions of the brain. Proper treatment may be able to allow for recovery, but that is not always the case. Hiring an attorney can actually help in this process, because doctors are much more willing to work on patients for no upfront cost if they have one. This is because they know that an experienced Seattle injury attorney will have a better shot of getting you the money you need for your bills than if you tried to do it without one. It is also very important that you do not settle right away with the insurance company if you have any reason to believe that you may have suffered a brain injury. Sometimes the injury can result even without the head striking anything. In severe whiplash cases, the brain may strike the interior of the skull – causing brain injury as a result. The effects of brain injuries differ depending on the accident, but some common ones are loss of consciousness, amnesia and concussions. The medical bills will stack up if you or a family member goes through an injury as bad as these. And, if the accident was caused by someone else, Premier Law Group is here to help you recover the money you need.

Spinal Cord Injuries in Bellevue

Spinal cord injuries are the result of a strong force that acts on the very sensitive nerve column in the back. This force, which is often caused by car accidents, falling, and sport injuries, can dislocate the vertebrae of the spine. Not only is this incredibly painful, but it can affect the spinal discs and nerves, thus causing permanent damage. This essentially cuts off the pathway between the brain and the rest of the body, thus potentially leading to paralysis. There are a large range of spinal cord injuries, but they are broken into two categories: complete and incomplete. Complete spinal cord injuries are where all feeling and ability to move is lost below the point of injury – this would be paralysis. The second type is incomplete spinal cord injuries, which is when nerve damage is less serious and most control is maintained. One has a much greater chance of recovery within six months after a spinal cord injury, so it is very important to begin rehabilitation as soon as possible.

How Premier Law Group Will Help You

First, we will help you decide whether you even need a lawyer – if you can settle your case on your own, our free book can help provide the guidance you need to do just that. For more complex cases, you will want to have an attorney to get the best settlement possible. Remember, the trauma you experience right after car accidents can be the tip of the iceberg. It is not until you have fully healed that you can know about the full nature and extent of your injuries, including, if you have any permanent damage. Insurance companies will pressure you to settle before you know the full extent of the impact of an accident. That’s not right, and we will stand up for you! We will:

  • Listen carefully to your needs, questions and concerns
  • Handle ALL the legal issues so you can focus on healing
  • Deal with the insurance companies – sometimes there are more than one!
  • Order all medical records and bills related to your injuries
  • Walk you through the litigation process so you fully understand what is happening
  • Communicate with you regularly so you know how your case is progressing

Why Your Attorney Should Be Experienced in Traumatic Brain Injury

Pedestrian Accidents During Covid-19

Highlighting Pedestrian Accidents and Safety During COVID-19 Crisis

As the weather improves and residents seek an escape from home confinement due to COVID-19, it has put a spotlight on the increase in pedestrian and cyclist accidents over the past several years. Last month, multiple pedestrian accidents made the Seattle area headlines. A drunk driver struck a jogger in Lynnwood causing life-threatening injuries; a man in a wheelchair died of his injuries after being hit by a van while entering a crosswalk in South Seattle; and a pedestrian trying to flag down a Metro bus in the Queen Anne neighborhood was struck by the coach and died on the scene.

Pedestrian and Cyclist Accidents Are on the Rise in Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) most recent Active Transportation Safety Report, reported some sobering statistics for our state:

  • Traffic deaths involving people walking and biking increased 50%, jumping from 82 in 2014 to 123 in 2018.
  • Pedestrian fatalities in traffic collisions increased 42% from 76 in 2014 to 108 in 2018.
  • Bicyclist fatalities more than doubled during the same 5-year period, increasing 150% from 6 in 2014 to 15 in 2018.
  • Pedestrian and cyclist injuries in traffic collisions increased 27%, jumping from 421 in 2014 to 535 in 2018.
  • 22% of the total traffic fatalities in Washington in 2018 involved bicyclists or pedestrians.

 

Pedestrian AccidentsTeen Pedestrians Are at Risk

With the increase in distractions due to technology, the pedestrian death rate for 12-19 year olds has been on the rise.

-Every hour a teen pedestrian is injured or killed by a car.

-75% of teen pedestrian deaths occur between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

 

Most teens who were hit, or almost hit, reported being distracted while crossing the street. The top distractions are:

  • 47% Listening to music
  • 20% talking on the phone
  • 18% texting

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

These alarming statistics support the need for pedestrian and cyclist safety education. Knowing how much Seattle and Bellevue residents love the outdoors, the Premier Law Group Team hopes to lower your risk of being involved in a traffic accident while walking or biking by sharing some safety tips:

  • Be Visible to Drivers

    • Wear bright or light-colored clothing and reflective materials.
    • Cross the street in a well-lit area when it’s dark.
    • Carry a flashlight when walking at night.
    • Stand clear of parked cars, bushes, or other obstacles that may prevent drivers from seeing you crossing the street.
  • Avoid Dangerous Behaviors

    • Walk on sidewalks or the edge of roads. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
    • Look both ways before crossing the road.
    • Stay sober. Walking while impaired increases your chance of being hit by a vehicle.
    • Be alert to engine noise or back-up signals/lights on vehicles when walking or biking in parking areas.
    • Don’t wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.
  • Be Careful at Crossings

    • Use crosswalks or marked intersections.
    • Obey traffic signals such as “walk/don’t walk” signs.
    • Look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
    • Watch for turning vehicles; do not assume drivers see you!

Free Book with Expert Advice for Cyclists

We wrote a book, “Justice for the Cyclist,”and offer it for free to give riders tools to protect themselves and to provide a clear explanation of the legal process after an accident has occurred. Readers learn:

  • How to deal with insurance adjusters.
  • Common mistakes made when people talk to their doctors.
  • How to choose the right attorney for your case.

Pedestrian Accidents Often Result in Serious Injuries

Due to the disparity between a motor vehicle and an unprotected pedestrian, injuries are likely to be severe, if not fatal, when a pedestrian is struck by a car, motorcycle, SUV, or truck. Some of the most common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents include:

Because pedestrian and cyclist accidents often result in serious injuries or death, the settlements and damage awards are often significant. Therefore, it is important to have the most qualified Seattle accident lawyer represent you or your loved one. The Premier Law Group Team has expert, award-winning pedestrian accident lawyers and bicycle accident lawyers with decades of experience representing victims and their loved ones.

Common Causes of Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic Accidents

  • Distracted drivers.
  • Drunk or impaired drivers.
  • Drowsy or fatigued drivers.
  • Speeding or reckless drivers.
  • Pedestrians jaywalking.
  • Pedestrians crossing against the traffic signal.
  • Drivers disobeying traffic signs or signals.
  • Pedestrians not detecting silent, slow-moving hybrid or electric vehicles.

Many pedestrian and bicycle collisions occur when the motor vehicle driver is negligent and fails to respect the rights of the pedestrian or cyclist to share the road. When this results in a pedestrian or cyclist injury or fatality, the victim or surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other costs. An injured pedestrian or cyclist can file a personal injury lawsuit, or family members may file a wrongful death suit. Sometimes, these cases may be settled outside of court through negotiations with the insurance company.

Get Help from a Qualified Seattle Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible driver. Premier Law Group is a Seattle firm you can depend on for effective legal representation. Our pedestrian accident lawyers and bicycle accident attorneys have been nationally recognized for their expertise, outstanding representation, and significant monetary recoveries for their clients. We understand the court process, the required documentation and evidentiary requirements, and the damages that you may be entitled to due to your emotional and physical injuries. Here are a few other things that make us different:

We’re Available 24/7

Clients can contact us 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are committed to serving you.

We Offer a VIP Program

Premier Law Group is the only injury law firm in Seattle with an exclusive VIP Program. Card-carrying members receive special privileges including free legal services and special treatment.

We’re Connected to Communities

Premier Law Group has offices in Bellevue, Renton, Seattle, and Federal Way. We have deep roots in our communities and make a point of giving back through various community initiatives including the Teens Against Distracted Driving campaign, Distracted Driving Scholarship, Backpack Meals Program, and Teacher of the Month program.

Schedule a Free Consultation

At Premier Law Group, our legal team is ready to put their experience to work for you. Please call for a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys at 206.285.1743 or reach out to us online. We answer the phones 24/7.

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