Injuries and deaths of cyclists and bike messengers are on the rise as crowded roadways and impatient, distracted, or negligent drivers lead to injury-causing collisions.
Swanson Gardner Meyers Cohon PLLC, has represented injured bicyclists for more than two decades. They understand the vulnerability of cyclists when motorists don’t pay attention.
We represented the husband and family of a bicyclist who lost her life when a truck cut a corner near a freeway ramp in Gig Harbor, hitting her and crushing her to death on the median. The insurance companies for those responsible tried to hide behind a corporate and independent contractor “shell game” to avoid taking responsibility. Swanson Gardner Meyers Cohon PLLC, revealed this scheme and obtained a substantial settlement for the family of the cyclist.
In another case, we represented a young wife and mother who was seriously injured while riding her bicycle in Bellevue. The defendant, who negligently turned in front of our client causing the collision, claimed our client was “speeding” on her bicycle. Analysis of GPS data on the bicycle’s computer showed otherwise, allowing us to negotiate a financial settlement on her behalf.