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Bike Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a bike accident it can be difficult to obtain the right medical treatment while fighting for the compensation you deserve. The dedicated Mt Vernon bike accident attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. will negotiate with the at-fault insurance agency to ensure that your settlement is fair and covers all of your damages. 

When a bike accident causes debilitating injuries we have the skills and experience to handle the plaintiff’s personal injury case from interviewing witnesses, gathering documents, negotiation, and pre-litigation to court trial if necessary. We provide FREE case evaluations, home and hospital visits, and no attorney fees unless you recover damages. Do not delay, contact us today! There is a statute of limitations on filing your bicycle accident injury claim.

Experience Matters for Bike Accident Lawsuits

Michael Tario opened the prominent Mt. Vernon law firm Tario & Associates, P.S. in 1979, followed by the Mount Vernon office in 1988. Since then the Mount Vernon bike accident attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. have helped thousands of injured parties in Mt. Vernon and throughout Whatcom County to receive fair compensation and just treatment for their injuries.

We have the resources, experience, and knowledge necessary to represent our bicycle crash clients. Our network of well regarded specialists in accident reconstruction, psychology, and engineering serves as an invaluable resource when determining liability and calculating the severity and the costs related to your personal injury. With the Tario & Associates, P.S. law team on your side, you will have the experience and knowledge you need to win and receive fair compensation for your accident.

If you need help with a bike accident claim, you can count on our law firm. Here are some reviews from two of Tario & Associates, P.S. satisfied accident clients:

Mr. Tario represented me in a personal injury case against Allstate Ins. Co. After the accident I tried to resolve the injury claim with Allstate ins. co. . Their response was totally unacceptable. At that time I contacted Mr. Tario and asked him to represent me. What a perfect choice! Mr. Tario and his associates worked hard on my behalf and I was awarded an amount well over the policy limit. If I ever need legal assistance again, there is only one choice…..Tario & Associates. – Michael


Mr. Tario did an excellent job handling my recent auto accident claim. He was quite easy to talk and work with. He explained the process and then kept us up to date on what was happening as it went along. He negotiated a satisfactory settlement with a minimum of stress for us. We would highly recommend him. – Lyle

How do I know if I should pursue a personal injury claim for my bike accident?

The only way to know if you have a case is to meet with one of our experienced bike accident associates for a FREE consultation. A dedicated bicycle injury lawyer at Tario & Associates, P.S. will walk you through your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our Bike Accident Attorneys will:

  • Examine every legal angle and piece of evidence available to ensure that you have a strong case against the insurance company.
  • Handle pre-trial investigation.
  • Gather and disclose medical records and depositions of witnesses.
  • Work with your medical providers to ensure that medical bills are paid.
  • Advise you about what to do with your damaged bike or on its fair market value if your bike was totaled.
  • Fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to in a fair settlement with the appropriate insurance agency, even if that means going to court or working through mediation or arbitration.

Should I work with my insurance company to settle my bike accident claim?

An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If your insurance company has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more, or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the full and fair compensation you deserve.

During your initial free consultation we can help you determine the best way to proceed. It is not unusual for our lawyers to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times what an insurance company has offered.

How much do I have to pay to pursue a bicycle accident claim with a Mt. Vernon bike accident attorney?

There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury claim; we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any legal fees if you do not win your case, Washington State law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses.

Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced with a percentage of the settlement.

If you or loved one was injured, you have enough to worry about. Let us give you Peace of Mind. Contact the experienced Mt. Vernon bike injury lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. today.

What should I do after being in a bike accident?

If you are involved in a bike accident take pictures of your injuries and the damage to your bike if you are able. Otherwise, seek medical attention right away. Keep copies of medical records, bills and expenses related to your injuries and contact an experienced bike accident lawyer who can help you understand the value of your accident claim.

I was injured in a bike accident but I wasn’t wearing a helmet. Am I still able to recover damages from the at-fault driver?

Not wearing a helmet does not prevent an injured bike rider from recovering damages but it can reduce the amount of the settlement if an expert witness can show that your failure to wear a helmet made your injuries worse.

Should I hire a bike accident lawyer if I was injured in a bicycle vs car accident?

It is wise to contact a local personal injury lawyer if you are in a bike accident. The attorney can assess the cause of the accident, the severity of your injuries, and the amount that your claim is worth. If the insurance adjuster has offered a settlement, it is a good idea to have it reviewed by a personal injury attorney; insurance companies will offer the lowest settlement possible. In many cases, an attorney can negotiate a settlement on their client’s behalf that is five to ten times what an individual could negotiate on their own.

How much is my bike accident claim worth?

Like all accident cases, there is no set worth for bike accident claims. When determining the value of a claim, a bike accident lawyer will consider many factors including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical bills, and other damages such as disability and lost wages. Bike accident cases vary in value from a few thousand dollars to more than a million dollars.

How long do I have to file an accident claim after my bike accident?

Personal injury claims in Washington State must generally be filed within 3 years from the date of the accident but there are exceptions such as when the victim is a minor child. Talk to a bike accident attorney to discuss statute of limitations for your case.

A car cut in front of my bike and drove off but caused me to crash my bike. Can I file an uninsured motorist claim?

If you have bike insurance and you are hit by an unidentified driver you may be able to file a claim to recover damages under your own policy. Contact us for a free consultation.

Can I get a settlement if I was partially at fault for my bike accident?

In Washington State, fault can be shared in a personal injury case. Damages are awarded based on contributory fault law which says that you may only be awarded damages proportionate to the percentage of fault contributed by the defendant and nothing for the amount of fault that you contributed. For example, if you were 10% at fault and your damages were $100,000, you would receive only $90,000.

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