My son was riding his brand new bike and was hit by a car. He is 20 years old and has only minor scratches and bruises as far as we know now. It happened at 4pm PT. It totaled his bike and he is pretty shaken up.
I am glad that your son is ok. What you want to do is get a personal injury attorney. Do not make a statement to their insurance carrier beforehand. While your son is fine now, a few days later he may become sore. You may want to take him to the emergency room to be checked out just in case.
Avvo has a list of personal injury attorneys in the Tri-Cities. Most offer free initial consultation. If they take your case, they work on a contingency fee so there is no outlay on your behalf for attorney fees. You will be responsible for some costs such as medical records, etc. Good luck.
Not sure if Washington is the same as Oregon, but the PIP coverages are often similar, so there may be PIP via the driver or your own policy to cover medical bills. Check with a local attorney to see.
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It is hard to believe your son's injuries are minor if the bike was totaled. Often the adreneline can mask deeper injury. I would schedule an appointment with his doctor first, and a personal injury attorney after.
There are countless injuries that may not present themselves initially, both mentally and physically. You should speak with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney about your options and have them evaluate your case.
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