Q: Why go with SKW for my injured cyclist case?
A: SKW does not take every case. Generally speaking, we usually focus on clients who have sustained serious personal injury. If you or someone you care about was involved in a serious bicycle-related accident, you will want a law firm who can take care of your case from start to finish. In those circumstances, SKW is the right choice.
Our firm has the highest number of Super Lawyers in Washington State out of any other personal injury firm. That fact alone speaks volumes about the quality of representation that you can expect from us.
Many local firms that focus on cycling injury cases do not have the financial or human resources to go to trial. In fact, they often come to our firm to “associate.” Going to trial typically requires a significant team, including experts who charge high hourly fees. SKW has the ability to retain the best experts, while many solo/smaller practices simply cannot.
Q: When should I contact a lawyer, after I’ve been in a bike accident?
A: ASAP. You want to locate an bike injury attorney immediately, to protect you from your own and any other party’s insurance adjuster. Statements to the insurance company can be used against your best interest, which is why you should have an attorney present with you.
Although SKW or you may determine that your case is not a good fit, talking with one of our attorneys will help you understand what you may expect from your insurance company or any other insurance companies who may be involved in the accident.
Q: Can I expect to see a large settlement or verdict, if I choose SKW?
A: While SKW attorneys are well known for their record settlement awards and verdicts, each case is unique. Only after we learn about the details of your case, can we give you some idea of what type of settlement you may expect.
Q: Because you’re the best firm in town, does this mean I will have to pay top dollar?
A: Not at all. In fact, this is the beauty of a “contingency fee.” You only pay, when we recover. You do not have to worry about large hourly fees. When you need to speak with us, we return your calls and there is no meter running.
Q: How do I know if I need a Washington State bicycle attorney?
A:If you were injured in Washington State, you will likely want a good bike injury lawyer. To settle a claim, if you do not have an attorney, you will have to go it alone with insurance adjusters. BUT, what you may not realize is that insurance adjusters are focused and trained to close your claim by paying you the bare minimum.
If you are unfamiliar with bicycle accident law and cases, especially those in the Seattle/King County Area, you will probably not know what a fair settlement amount is. If your case requires litigation, your lawyer must be admitted to practice in the state where you file suit, and you will likely fair better with an experienced local bicycle injury attornoey on your side.
Q: What types of cases do you accept?
A:SKWC bike injury lawyers handle a number of cases involving injured cyclists. That said, our attorneys also work on cases that involve seriously injured or wrongfully killed clients in matters that involve car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and very high-profile cases such as the Monster Truck and Kristopher Kime cases.