WA Safer Roads
#BikeInsurance: Run don’t walk to get insured…before you’re hurt on your bike in a hit & run.
Did you know that bike insurance is available to all people who ride bikes in Washington State, even if you do not have a motor vehicle? Yes! It’s true. If someone hit you while you were riding your bike, you could still get coverage for medical bills and/or property damage with standalone bike insurance. This…Read More
Can you spot “Reasonably Safe Roads”?
Reasonably Safe Travels — Part 1 Did you know that our cities, towns, counties, and state owe all travelers reasonably safe roads? Why does this matter? It matters! Read on, if you want to learn this powerful rule that is intended to ensure safer roads in Washington State. When you are injured on the road…Read More
Can you drive? About 20% in WA can’t…
In the past year, I experienced losing vision in both of my eyes temporarily for months for acute retinal detachments. I continue to experience issues due to my low vision. Walking or running are still some of my favorite activities, but I’ve injured myself a number of times (broken wrist, broken arm, orbital socket, etc.) due to crummy…Read More
KOMO News: Hazardous Seattle roads leads to serious bicyclist injuries
Even the most seasoned bicyclists have sustained major injuries from crashes on badly designed roads in Seattle. KOMO News anchor Molly Shen delves into the issue that gave rise to Fleming Law clients’ lawsuit against the City of Seattle. Check back often for updates about this case and other cases of unsafe road planning/design/construction/maintenance.Read More
SDOT needs to make S. Jackson safer for bicyclists
In Seattle, do we need to resign ourselves to bike injuries? We have the right to ask for reasonably safe roads. This is the law. But why do we so rarely get this from our cities, towns, and the state? How many more injuries and catastrophic crashes for people on bikes are needed before SDOT…Read More
Are eBikes the answer to ⬆️ Gas Prices?
Ebikes are a budget friendly alternative to fuel powered vehicles. They are also climate friendly, as ebikes allow you to bike more without fear of hills. No surprise, then, that ebikes are surging in popularity and are almost as commonplace as regular bikes in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. For recreational use, so many people…Read More
Confidential Pedestrian V. Car – $490,000
Seattle software developer was walking to his job, when a driver hit him with their car near the Fremont Bridge. He lost weeks of work and time to enjoy with his family for the entire summer and fall of 2019. After the injured pedestrian was taken to the hospital, his family contacted Catherine Fleming to…Read More
$1,550,000 -Seriously injured cyclist sues Seattle for unsafe road
Daniel Ahrendt, a conscientious bike commuter and web developer, was run over by a bus after his front bike tire got caught in the Seattle First Hill Streetcar track. On a partly sunny May morning in Seattle, Daniel rode his bicycle to his job. He was always careful as a bicyclist, as his friends all…Read More
Who needs AOC? WA Senator for Safer Roads and Rails
Did you hear about the $13.8 million for Western WA to improve rail infrastructure and to prevent landslides? How about her discussion yesterday at the Spokane National Weather Service about improving fire forecasting tools? In her mild mannered way, she’s successfully pushed for safer roads, rail and communities. Sure, AOC has a flashier way that grabs people’s attention. Maybe…Read More
Seattle’s Latest Transportation Plan, “STP3”
For years, the folks who aren’t crazy about bike commuters have complained about Seattle spending too much money, space and resources to its Bicycle Master Plan (BMP). The BMP has served as the main reference for SDOT to plan and design bike projects in the City. The goals were great and lofty. Let’s reduce greenhouse…Read More