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Washington Rules of the Road Regarding Pedestrians and Bicyclists

While walking and riding a bike are cost efficient, healthy, and easy forms of transportation, they carry with them their own risks. In Washington in 2015 pedestrians and bicyclists were involved in a crash every 2 ½ hours and killed in a crash every 4 days. That year there were reported to be 3,590 non-motorist accidents, many of these involving pedestrians and bicyclist. As cities continue to grow, cycling and walking are bound to continue to grow in popularity as means of daily transportation. As cities continue to build cycling and pedestrian friendly infrastructure, cyclists and pedestrians will have access to safer paths for their commute. While better paths and more awareness of cyclists and pedestrians will help, a cyclist or pedestrian must always remain vigilant and obey traffic laws. Remember, while Washington law requires drivers to give room to cyclists and pedestrians while passing, that does not give a pedestrian or cyclist the right to ignore the traffic rules. So, if you are a driver, remember to give cyclists and pedestrians plenty of space and exercise caution around these commuters. Pedestrians and bicyclists should remember to travel safely, obey traffic laws, and stay alert to avoid a bicycle accident or crash.

RCW 46.61.126: Pedestrians and bicyclists—Legal duties.

Nothing in RCW 46.61.11046.61.120, or 46.61.125 relieves pedestrians and bicyclists of their legal duties while traveling on public highways.

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Accident Attorneys Spokane

Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists can be catastrophic and insurance coverage of these injuries can be particularly challenging. If you are injured as a pedestrian or bicyclist, you need a personal injury lawyer in Spokane on your side. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the law office of personal injury attorney Mat Parke today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case for free. Call (509) 482-7274 to get started on receiving a fair settlement from your personal injury case.

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Dog Bite Laws in Coeur d’Alene

Call Now For A Free Consultation 509-482-7274 Dog Bite Laws in Coeur d’Alene The following are the legal dog bite laws in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Please check the following link to city ordinances for any updates or changes to the laws:( 6, Animals) Administration Purpose The purpose of this title is to encourage responsible animal…

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Dog Bite Statute in Washington

Call Now For A Free Consultation 509-482-7274 Dog Bite Statute in Washington Can the victim of a dog bite sue the dog owner in the state of Washington? Know the personal injury liability rules and defenses regarding dog bites in the dog bite statute for the state of Washington below. Dog Bite Statue in Washington…

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Our Spokane, Washington law firm services clients in and surrounding Spokane, including for injuries and accidents in Spokane Valley and injuries and accidents in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Visit or call our Spokane law firm today.

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