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Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail a Hazard to Cyclists

Updated on: 10/30/2018

If you are a walker, runner or cyclist, there is no doubt that you have heard of the Burke-Gilman Trail. The trail is about 27 miles long, running through Seattle along Lake Washington and passes many other neighborhoods along the way.

Unfortunately, the Burke-Gilman Trail has been the cause of many bicycle accidents. The City of Seattle is responsible for the trail and they have failed to correct a dangerous part of the trail.

In the industrial part of Ballard, between 28th Avenue NW and 11th Avenue NW, there is a large break in the trail and an old railroad track. This area has caused many cyclists serious injuries, resulting in large lawsuits against the city.

The city is aware of the danger, yet the only change they have made is adding two signs and painting bicycle tracks on the road. Much more needs to be done in order to prevent accidents.

Davis Law Group is representing the victim of bicycle accident at this exact area. Many other lawsuits have also been filed.

Until the City of Seattle fixes the problem in the broken trail, bicyclists will continue to have accidents. It is reported that since 1999, there have been over 100 bicycle accidents at this location.

If you were injured at this spot on the trail, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, many people do not come forward because they do not know they can file a claim against the city.

If you have been injured on your bicycle on the Burke-Gilman Trail, contact bicycle accident attorney Chris Davis at Davis Law Group. Call (206) 727-4000 to schedule a free consultation today.

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