Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents I was hit while in a crosswalk by a driver that wasn’t paying attention when they were trying to turn right. What should I be able to expect my settlement to cover? My daughter hit a pedestrian that was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. Can the pedestrian still sue […]
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Yes and you can be given a ticket for jaywalking (which is $56 in the City of Seattle) for doing so. Vehicles trying to turn need to have enough time to clear the intersection before the light changes and if pedestrians were allowed to continue entering the crosswalk a motorist could get stuck in the […]
The quick answer is yes, you can ride on the sidewalk. However, riding on the sidewalk can be dangerous and potentially be just as slow as the road depending on amount of pedestrian traffic. If you do ride on the sidewalk you must remember that you have to yield the right of way to pedestrians […]
Cyclists cannot ride anymore than two-abreast when riding together unless they are in a designated bike area that is large enough to allow more than two riders. Cyclists have to follow many of the same rules that drivers do when they are riding on the road. Read about Washington State bicycle laws here.
Currently there is not a state law that requires bike riders to wear a helmet, but many cities and counties do have laws enforcing a helmet law. In King County (that does include the City of Seattle) the ticket cost for riding without a helmet is $81. A few of the other cities and counties […]
The answer to this question is complicated by the determining of fault and the amount of damage done. If say, your daughter was sending a text message and not paying attention to the road at the time that she hit the pedestrian, her level of negligence would be much higher than that of the pedestrian, […]
There is no set amount that a pedestrian is guaranteed to get in any situation. However, you can generally expect that your settlement will at least cover medical bills. It could also cover lost income, future lost income and lost benefits; it will also typically include an amount that is meant to cover the […]
What are the most common types of injuries in a motorcycle accident? Why do I need an attorney if I have been in a motorcycle accident? How likely is death after a serious motorcycle accident? What should I look for in a motorcycle accident attorney? What happens if the rider or passenger die in the […]
What kind of future problems can I expect from the recent traumatic brain injury suffered by my young child? If my child was injured in an accident, will they have to go to court? Is it possible for a child to be partially negligent for injuries sustained in an accident? Is it difficult to diagnose […]
In Washington State the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is typically 3 years, children are the exception to this. For children the 3 years doesn’t begin until their 18th birthday, so technically they have until they are 21 to file a claim. However, even though it is allowed this is not a […]