A bicyclist’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a driver that hit and killed him on the morning of February 4, 2009.
The wrongful death attorneys for the family of Kevin D. Black, a molecular researcher, filed the wrongful death lawsuit on September 3, 2009. Black was killed in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle.
Our wrongful death lawyers know that bicyclists are very vulnerable to bicycle accidents that cause injuries or wrongful death. Bike lanes do exist in many cities, but having them doesn’t solve the problem completely. Often, drivers may not see bicyclists in their mirrors and bicycle accidents happen as a result.
If you’re driving on the road, be completely aware of your surroundings. Remember, you’re sharing the road with other cars and pedestrians. That advice goes for bicyclists as well. No matter how safe you may think you are on the road, there are cars everywhere. You never know when a car can jump out of nowhere and hit you.
Another helpful tip for bicyclists: go with traffic, not against it. Never ride your bike in the direction of oncoming traffic. Tips like this can prevent accidents that cause broken bones, bruises or traumatic brain injuries.
According to the wrongful death claim, Black was riding his bike south on 24th Avenue Northwest in the Ballard section when a Ford van driven by Ambient Control Co., Inc., came into the bike lane as the driver of the van attempted a U-turn. Black wasn’t able to stop in time and was killed after crashing into it.
Riding a bicycle can be a cheaper and healthier alternative to getting from point A to point B. Unfortunately, there are risks in riding a bicycle in big cities like Seattle. Our wrongful death attorneys warn bike riders to practice safe riding techniques to prevent bicycle accidents from causing injuries or claiming lives.
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