Bicycle Accident Attorneys

After a serious Puget Sound bicycle accident, injured people and their families need help

Bicycle collisions are a growing issue on the crowded roadways across the Puget Sound region. Even a fairly minor bike crash can result in serious and long-term injuries. And when an accident is fatal, families will need assistance as they begin the recovery process.

Personal injury attorney Bill Coats manages the insurance claim after a bicycle accident

With 20 years of experience, Bill Coats serves as your advocate and support system. He oversees the insurance claim, start to finish, so that you can focus on recovery. He focuses on obtaining a full settlement that you are entitled to.

Resources that accident victims need after a serious bicycle crash

The region's police departments will typically produce a traffic collision report after an injury crash. This report is a crucial piece of information needed to determine liability in a bicycle collision. The region's major law enforcement agencies include:

Seattle Police Department Everett Police Department Marysville Police Department
Edmonds Police Department Lynnwood Police Department Lake Stevens Police Department
Mukilteo Police Department Arlington Police Department Monroe Police Department
Snohomish Police Department Mt. Vernon Police Department Anacortes Police Department

The Washington State Patrol is the repository for the state's collision records. The agency receives all Vehicle Collision Reports from law enforcement officers at the state, county, city, and town levels, along with civilians that report their own collisions. These reports are written for each vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to property to $1000 or more. Go to this link to request a copy of a traffic collision report.

The region's major hospitals include:

Bill Coats and his team will obtain copies of these reports which are needed to fully support your claim.

Bicyclists are at higher risk of injury and death on Puget Sound roadways

Across the Puget Sound region, bicyclists face a heightened level of danger due to their lack of protection from the impact of a collision. To improve safety for all road users, learn here about Washington bicycle laws. Also, WashingtonBikes.org is a great organization focused on improving access and safety for bicyclists across Washington State.

Bill helps injured people across Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and Island Counties:

Everett Lynnwood Marysville
Mill Creek Snohomish Anacortes
Mt Vernon Oak Harbor Bellingham
Blaine Ferndale Lynden
Stanwood Burlington Snohomish

When a bicycle accident is serious or fatal, Bill Coats Law takes over to help injured people and families

When an injury is serious or a death occurs, the next step is to work with an experienced Puget Sound bike accident lawyer to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Bill Coats is that lawyer, and he and his team have the expertise to manage your personal injury or wrongful death claim with dedication and focus on obtaining a full settlement or verdict.

Bill Coats Law offers a no-fee guarantee - There is no fee unless we win

Bill Coats handles all of his personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and you pay no fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You only pay if we deliver a successful claim.

Contact us today to get your questions answered and receive a free case evaluation. We can help you get your life back on track, and help you focus on recovering.

When Stanwood Washington police are called to the scene of an accident, they will be writing up an incident report.  Some of the items included in this accident report will be how the accident happened, who was at fault, who the registered owner was and the insurance policy number.  Most of this is not the information that they give you at the scene.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats will order the complete Stanwood Police Report at your consultation with him.  If you wish to order it yourself, go to this link:

You have been in a vehicle accident in Lynnwood Washington.  A Lynnwood policeman is called to the scene of the crash.  You are given some information but will need an accident report for the complete details of your accident.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats often sees clients who only have the information that was obtained at the scene.  He will order the complete collision report for auto injury claims because it describes the complete details of the accident down to what the weather conditions were. To order a Lynnwood Police Incident Report go to:

You are in Mt. Vernon, Washington when the car hits you on your bike.  A Mt. Vernon police officer will come to the scene and an incident report will be written.  It will not be available immediately although there will be an exchange of some information.  However, the complete report will be available several days later.  It will include the RCW code for who was at fault as well as insurance information and driver registration.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats will order this if you come for a consultation regarding your auto accident.  To order a Mt.

When Blaine Washington police are called to the scene of an auto accident, they will be writing up an accident report.  Some of the items included in this accident report will be: how the accident happened; who was at fault; who the driver(s) were and whether there was insurance.  This is not the information that they give at the scene.  It includes much more.  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats will order the complete Blaine Police Report as soon as you make a consultation appointment with him.  To order a Blaine Police Report directly:

 

Anacortes and Skagit County are popular areas to bike during the warmer months. The only issue with them is the risk of bike and car accidents and their dangers in Anacortes. There is an ongoing debate about biking safety is, which is safer for children, the bike trailer or the bike seat?

As it begins to heat up here in Anacortes, Washington, more and more people are bringing their bikes out. There are also more cars and distracted drivers out as well, which can mean more car accidents. To protect your children from a bike and car accident in Anacortes, here are a few tips:

Though it’s not a law in Bellingham or the state of Washington, it’s important to wear a bicycle helmet every time you cycle.

 

If wearing a helmet could prevent a serious head injury or death, wouldn’t you choose to wear one? According to the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s advocacy program here are some highlights from the US Department of Transportation’s report on traffic safety:

 

- 743 bicyclists died on US roads in 2013 (734 in 2012, 682 in 2011. 1,003 back in 1975)

Last week in Bellingham, Washington a cyclist was hit on the freeway. To avoid bicycle accidents in Bellingham and across all of Washington state, here are a few tips.