Bicycle Accident Law Blog

The purpose of our personal injury legal blog is to provide injury victims and the general public with helpful information about issues related to personal injury law affecting the people of Washington state and nationwide. At Davis Law Group, P.S. we believe in the power of educating people about their legal rights and helping them decide when it may be necessary to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

You will find detailed explanations of applicable laws in personal injury cases, statistical analysis for various types of incidents we have experience with (including car accidents, semi-truck accidents, dog bites, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and wrongful death) and even basic guidelines for understanding how negligence and liability are determined. Put simply, our goal is to educate the public about their legal rights after an accident and help them navigate the claims process. Blog articles should not be misconstrued as explicit legal advice. We encourage all readers to engage one another in the comments section of our blog.

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  • Bicyclist Struck And Killed By Car In Ballard A bicyclist is dead after colliding with a vehicle early Sunday morning in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, according to Seattle Police.
  • Electric Bikes And The Law In Seattle E-bikes are allowed on roadways and limited-access highways, bike lanes, bike paths and multi-purpose paths. Local jurisdictions can modify these and restrict use when necessary. It is illegal to use electric bikes on sidewalks in Washington State, according to RCW 46.61.710. Localities like King County have also chosen to outlaw E-bikes on trails as well. No driver’s license is needed for an electric bike if the operator is at least 16 years of age.
  • Bicyclist Suffers Serious Head Injury In Collision With Car In Bellingham A 58-year-old man is in critical condition with a serious head injury after he was knocked from his bicycle by a vehicle, according to the Bellingham Police. The incident occurred around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning on Byron Avenue in Bellingham.
  • Types Of Expert Witnesses In Bicycle Accident Cases There are many different types of bicycle accidents, and no two collisions are the same. Whenever there's a bicycle accident, it will be investigated. This often requires the help of expert witnesses.
  • Bicyclist Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Sodo Seattle police say a hit-and-run driver killed a bicyclist Tuesday morning in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. The collision occurred near the intersection of 1st Avenue and South Andover Street, which is near the West Seattle Bridge.
  • Common Types Of Injuries In Bicycle Accident Cases While bicycling is a wonderful form of transportation and carries immense health benefits, the nature of the activity is dangerous.
  • Bicyclist Run Over By Car, Killed In North Issaquah A bicyclist is dead after he was run over by a car Friday morning in North Issaquah, emergency officials told KOMO. The collision occurred near the intersection of East Lake Sammamish Way and SE 56th Street, a busy area for traffic.
  • King County Lax On Bike Helmet Laws With more people than ever riding bikes on Seattle streets, the city’s helmet laws have become practically non-existent.
  • Bicyclist Killed In Crash With Truck In Yelm A pickup truck struck and killed a bicyclist on state Route 507 in Yelm on Sunday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash resulted in the death of the 19-year-old cyclist Martin E. Valencia of McKenna.
  • Bicyclists, Pedestrians At Risk On Burke-Gilman Bike Trail The Burke-Gilman Trail, which runs from Bothell to Ballard and mixes bicycles and pedestrians, is one of the most popular in King County. But the jampacked nature of the trail and the rising tensions create a dangerous atmosphere for all involved.
  • Bicyclist Killed By Car On Seattle On-Ramp In Washington, bicycles can be treated as vehicles on many roads. Cyclists are not supposed to share the road in high-speed areas like I-5 in Seattle.
  • Woonerf: A Traffic Design that Can Eradicate Bicycle Injuries? Many of Seattleite traits come from an influx of Northern Europeans. Could this traffic design originating from the Netherlands decrease the risk of bicycle injury?