From Robert Gardner, Advocacy Director at the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA):
Crashes happen all too frequently in the region—and they can change your life in an instant. In just the past two weeks, two people have died and we’ve seen an uptick in crashes.
We’ve been running our Crash Tracker program for four years because we’ve seen the variety of interaction between driver and victim, police officer and the victim, and more—it isn’t pretty. We wanted to get to the bottom of what’s actually going after a crash and see how we can prevent it from happening again.
But there’s another big reason we run the Crash Tracker program—sometimes, after a crash, you just need to talk it through with someone.
If you do want to talk to a lawyer, WABA’s Supporting Attorneys can make sure you have representation from an attorney specializing in bicycle law regardless of where you live in the region (Maryland, DC, and Virginia). Your first consultation is free.
If you get in a crash, go to the Crash Tracker. We will make sure that your data is confidential and that we follow up with the relevant agency to try and get the problem fixed. If you request it, we’ll get you to an attorney.
WABA Supporting Attorneys
- Allan Siegel, email@example.com; 202.659.8600; www.chaikinandsherman.com
- Ashley Page, firstname.lastname@example.org; 202.659.8600; www.chaikinandsherman.com
- Bruce Deming, email@example.com; 703.528.4669; www.brucedeming.com
- Cory Bilton, firstname.lastname@example.org; 202.347.0303;www.biltonlaw.com
- Thomas Witkop, email@example.com; 301.294.3434; www.witkopjustice.com