Top Bicycle Accident Lawyer Bill Coats – office in Bellingham serving Whatcom County
Bicycle Accidents Are Becoming More Common in Bellingham and Whatcom County
Bill Coats has handled many bicycle accident claims, and while the circumstances of each are different, then all have something in common – the injuries are almost always more serious than ones from other types of accidents. Bicyclists are more vulnerable to injury and death since they travel with little physical protection. Since they are harder for drivers to see on the road, and since bicyclists have to often share a lane with the larger, heavier vehicles, when a crash happens, it is often life threatening.
If You’ve Been Seriously Injured in a Bicycle Crash
YOU NEED INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO NEXT
Personal injury attorney Bill Coats has extensive experience helping bicycle accident clients. Bill understands the specific laws that affect bicycle accident claims, and he is skilled at dealing with insurance companies who seek to minimize an accident claim or blame the victim for the crash, to reduce a settlement payout.
If you have questions or wonder what to do after a bike accident, call Bill Coats at Bellingham: 360-392-2833 / Seattle: 206-838-5626, for a free, no obligation consultation or complete our contact form.
Local Resources for Biking Safety
FOR VICTIMS OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS
Bill Coats Has A Track Record Of Securing Full Settlements For His Bicycle Accident Clients
Bill’s experience managing bicycle accident claims goes back 20 years – he’s handled cases including:
$1.1M for a veterinarian injured in a high school kids’ prank when he was bicycling to his clinic to care for a sick dog.
$260,000 for a bike commuter whose leg was broken when a commercial vehicle cuts of her off at a traffic light.
$200,000 to a graduate student who needed surgery after an unyielding car runs into him.
The Mount Baker Bike Club is a favorite resource for tips on safety while bike riding through Whatcom County. They are a club of bicycle enthusiasts who promote bike safety: ‘roadies, racers, commuters, cruisers, tandemers, recreational riders, mountain bikers, cyclocrossers, recumbent-riders, fitness lovers and advocates’ have experience sharing the road throughout the county. These experienced bikers understand the hazards of riding and how to best avoid accidents. The club is located in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington.
The Whatcom County Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan incorporates community recommendations for improving pedestrian and other modes of eco-friendly travel. This effort, documented annually ‘helps to ensure that bicycling and walking remain safe, popular, enjoyable, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly means of transportation for Whatcom County’s future.’
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a bicycle crash and need information about your options, contact Bill Coats today for a free no-obligation consultation at Bellingham: 360-392-2833 / Seattle: 206-838-5626 or by completing our easy contact form.