Serious Injury /
Bicyclist / Bicycle Messenger
Serious Injury or Wrongful Death
More people are walking and riding bicycles to work or school, or working as bicycle messengers, on increasingly crowded and poorly designed roadways. Negligent and distracted drivers, bike lanes that are inadequate or poorly marked, signage that is lacking, and rails that are unprotected and run dangerously close to urban bicyclists, cause serious—even deadly—accidents.
Seattle attorney Corrie Yackulic has represented bike commuters, bike messengers, and bicyclists for more than two decades. Often a cyclist herself, Corrie understands the vulnerability of cyclists sharing the road with cars, trucks and light rail.
Bicycle messengers are essential to the flow of urban commerce—and they don’t clog streets or create unhealthy exhaust fumes. Each work day, bike messengers must negotiate crowded streets, distracted or aggressive drivers, roadway hazards, and in the Pacific Northwest, difficult weather conditions. Corrie has successfully represented many injured bicyclists, including a Seattle bike messenger who was hit when an oncoming car turned left in front of him. She negotiated an $850,000 settlement on his behalf, which was well above the driver’s underlying insurance policy limits.
Sometimes, bike accidents are caused by defective bicycle parts. Corrie has sued bicycle manufacturers for manufacturing defects that caused serious injuries, for significant confidential settlements.
In the event you are in an accident, remember to keep your bike. Just as when you are in a car accident, evidence may be found in the wreckage.
If you are injured—or lost a loved one—as a result of a bicycle accident in the Greater Seattle area, call Corrie Yackulic Law for a free consultation. Corrie has represented injured pedestrians and cyclists since 1990.
$850,000 settlement for a bicycle messenger struck by an oncoming driver who turned left in front of him, causing significant facial injuries
$275,000 (insurance policy limits) on behalf of a bicyclist who was hit by a driver that failed to yield right of way
$200,000 (insurance policy limits) on behalf of a bicyclist hit in a crosswalk by a driver
$300,000 settlement (insurance policy limits) on behalf of a commuter who sustained a shoulder injury
$200,000 settlement (insurance policy limits) on behalf of a bicycle commuter who sustained a knee injury
$300,000 settlement, insurance on behalf of a recreational cyclist involved in a car accident, negotiated all available insurance policy limits
Corrie supports the “safe routes to school” partnership: