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Bicycle Accident | Seattle Personal Injury & Accident Blog

How Can Technology Help Your Bicycle Accident Claim?

By Pendergast Law on March 25, 2020

With the popularity of wearable fitness tracking devices on the rise, so is personal accountability. People typically begin wearing a fitness tracker to help them lead healthier lifestyles and track fitness goals. Should you get in an accident while cycling, personal activity tracking devices, such as Fitbits and Apple Watches, may also be able to help your personal injury case. Your data can help your Seattle personal injury attorney show a jury how the injuries you have sustained have affected your life after your bicycle accident. This is an unintended, but a potentially case-saving benefit of wearing a fitness tracking device.

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Trail Etiquette in Seattle

By Pendergast Law on May 23, 2018

Pedestrians are by far the most vulnerable things on the road. And while they are often cautious about speeding cars, they tend to neglect a less-known danger that comes on two wheels: bicycles. Read the rest »

The Growing Danger of “Dooring”

By Pendergast Law on May 11, 2018

Cycling has been a growing transportation trend for quite a while now, and it doesn’t seem like it will be departing anytime soon—especially in Seattle! Read the rest »

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The Most Dangerous Seattle Intersections for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

By Pendergast Law on March 7, 2018

With beautiful weather most of the year and a population focused on health and fitness, Seattle has become one of the best cities to walk or bike around in. But while the city has taken major strides to ensure that walkers and bikers are kept safe, it’s clear there’s still some work to do. We in Seattle are a long way from the zero pedestrian deaths or injuries the city announced it was striving for in 2015. Read the rest »

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How Safe Do Cyclists Feel on Seattle Streets?

By Pendergast Law on September 20, 2017

Recently, Traffic Lab asked cyclists around Seattle how they felt about the city’s infrastructure for bicyclists, and how safe overall they felt riding around the city. They received mixed reviews, so in the end, Seattle falls somewhere in the middle; especially when compared to other cities around the country and in other parts of the world. Read the rest »

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Seattle’s Bike-Sharing Program Is Over

By Pendergast Law on August 22, 2017

The Seattle bike-sharing program known as Pronto didn’t have a very long life. It began in October 2014 and the last ride was taken in March 2017. But while many predicted that this bike-sharing program would see lots of injuries, that wasn’t the case—as it turns out, there were few riders involved in accidents. Instead, Pronto may have ended, in part, because of Seattle’s own helmet laws. Read the rest »

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ATV Accidents: Causing All-Terrain Injuries

By Pendergast Law on June 1, 2017

All-terrain vehicles, commonly referred to as ATVs, are popular throughout the State of Washington. They are used for recreational purposes like hunting and off-roading, and also for work-related tasks in farming and construction. While these machines are fun and very useful, they can also be dangerous, causing serious injury and death. Read the rest »

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Winter Weather and Bike Riding Safety

By Pendergast Law on January 30, 2017

Bicycling as a means of transportation in Washington continues to be promoted at both the state and local levels of government. The League of American Bicyclists has consistently named WA the most “bicycle friendly” state in the US. The Washington State Bicycle Facility and Pedestrian Walkway Plans were designed to improve connections, increase coordination, and lessen traffic congestion. The quantifiable results that they seek include an annual 5% reduction in collisions and to double the amount of people participating in biking and walking within 20 years.

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Summer 2016 Sees an Increase in Cyclists on the Road and an Increase in Bike Accidents

By Pendergast Law on September 8, 2016

Seattle is known for being a fairly progressive city when it comes to accommodating cyclists on the road. Each day, thousands of Seattle residents hit the streets to commute to work and school. This number exponentially increases in the summer when the temperatures are warm and the weather is mild. As the number of cyclists rises in the summer, so does the number of bike-related accidents. Read the rest »

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Proving Negligence in a Bicycle Accident Case Involving an Injured Pedestrian in Seattle

By Pendergast Law on September 5, 2016

Seattle, one of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States, sees its fair share of bicyclists who are injured by careless drivers, potholes, and other street hazards. But what happens if the bicycle accident involves a bicycle colliding with a pedestrian in a crosswalk? Who is responsible for the injuries sustained? Read the rest »

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