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Vancouver Bicycle Accident Lawyers


Schauermann Thayer attorneysDid you or someone you love suffer an injury in a bicycle accident because of a negligent driver? If so, you need an experienced Vancouver bicycle accident lawyer in your corner fighting for you and your rights.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 857 cyclist deaths and 47,000 cyclist injuries occurred in 2018. Sadly, many of these injuries happen when the driver of a vehicle fails to pay attention.

Our firm has successfully resolved many bicycle cases, which often involve complex legal issues. We have an experienced team of attorneys who understand bicycle-related issues in Washington and Oregon. If you or a loved one was injured while riding a bicycle, it might benefit you to speak with one of our attorneys. You can contact us today by filling out a contact form, or calling now (360) 695-4244 to schedule a free consultation.

Experienced Vancouver Bicycle Accident Lawyers

At Schauermann Thayer, our lawyers have represented injured bicyclists and their families in Vancouver, Washington, for nearly 40 years. Our tenacity and experience have resulted in hundreds of substantial verdicts, awards, and settlements for injured accident victims and families throughout Vancouver.

Our attorneys have unique experience handling cases in Washington and Oregon — where one party may be driving a vehicle, licensed and insured in one state, that strikes a bicyclist in the other state. We operate as a collaborative team with several decades of combined experience.

To better serve you after a Vancouver bicycle accident, we offer free initial consultations, so you can get the answers you need. During this case evaluation, our bicycle accident attorneys will explore all your legal options with you, so you can choose the one that is best for you and your family.

Bicycle Laws in Vancouver, Washington

Head injuries account for a large share of injuries. While helmets are not required at a state level in Washington, many municipalities, including the City of Vancouver, do have laws requiring the use of helmets.  As a rule, all persons under 16 years of age must wear a bicycle helmet when riding a bicycle in Oregon;

Motor vehicle operators must treat bicyclists fairly, observe the same laws, and act accordingly. For example, a driver sharing the right lane with a cyclist turning right at an intersection must yield to the cyclist. A driver may not drive in a designated bike lane unless they have immediate intentions to turn off the road. There are many traffic laws concerning bicycles, and a driver may not claim ignorance of the rules in defense of claims brought by an injured cyclist.

Bicycle Accident Injuries

Unfortunately, other drivers cause many of the bicycle accidents in Vancouver. They may fail to recognize the bicyclist on the road or open a door into a

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bicyclist while parking. Distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding can all cause horrific cycling accident injuries.

At Schauermann Thayer, our Vancouver bicycle accident lawyers have helped injured cyclists like you. We know that bicycle accident injuries are often severe and life-changing. To better help injured bicyclists, we work with medical teams and experts to determine the full extent of the damages you suffered.

Our law firm has helped bicyclists who suffered from injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Head and neck injuries;
  • Back and soft tissue injuries;
  • Broken bones;
  • Disfigurement and amputation;
  • Internal organ damage; and/or
  • Road rash.

How Much is My Bicycle Accident Case Worth?

At Schauermann Thayer, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter legal representation. That’s why we approach each case individually and give it the dedication and attention it deserves from the start. When we meet with you in a free initial consultation, our lawyers will sit down and discuss your case and your injuries. We can then give you a better idea of your Vancouver bicycle accident case strength.

When you choose our law firm to represent you, you can rest easier knowing you have a team of lawyers looking out for you and your best interests. We work with legal experts, accident reconstruction teams, investigators, and medical teams to build a case designed to collect fair compensation for you and your family. This includes seeking damages for:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of future earnings;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress; and/or
  • Property damages.

Contact Our Vancouver Bicycle Accident Attorneys Today

If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a bicycle accident in Vancouver or anywhere in the state of Washington, call our law firm immediately. Contact a Vancouver bicycle accident attorney from Schauermann Thayer today by filling out a contact form, or calling now (360) 695-4244 to schedule a free consultation.