and Pedestrian Injury
Bicycle accidents, defective products, pedestrians, and bicycles struck by a vehicle.
More bicycle riders are on the road than ever, with highly designed bikes allowing bicyclists to travel at incredible speeds.
Sadly, there are also more injuries due to negligent drivers who aren’t giving cyclists their due respect on the road, as well as improperly placed or unsafe bike lanes that have failed to keep up with an emerging cycling population.
We represented the family of a bicyclist who lost her life when her tire got stuck in Seattle streetcar tracks. Though the safety standard of bike lanes that parallel rail tracks is clear, appropriate safety measures have not been heeded – in Seattle and elsewhere across the U.S. (Click here to read the news stories regarding the death of cyclist Desiree McCloud.)
Ironically, on the anniversary of the cyclist’s death, a second cyclist traveling the same street was seriously injured when her bike’s tire got caught in the same rail in the exact location, throwing the cyclist onto the pavement. The cyclist required emergency care and sustained a long-lasting injury.