Bicycle Accidents in Oregon
A bicycle accident in Oregon can be a life-altering experience. Riders have high odds of being injured when they are involved in a crash with a vehicle. This is due to the fact that bicycles provide no protection from the impact of an accident. Bicyclists are often thrown from their bikes after the crash, further increasing the odds of a serious injury. The cause of each accident must be closely investigated in order to determine how it took place.
The large majority, more than 70%, of all bicycle crashes in Oregon take place on city streets and in urban areas. Many riders are hurt when drivers fail to yield the right of way or are distracted, leading to accidents that would otherwise be preventable. When a bicycle rider is injured in an accident, they may have certain legal rights under Oregon law. This includes the right to recover damages from the negligent driver such as pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and possibly more.
Here at Johnson & Taylor, our attorneys focus our practice on representing injured accident victims. From our office in Salem, we help clients along the I-5 corridor and in western Oregon. We understand the difficulties that you are facing during this time. Our firm can help you move forward following a crash and we will ensure that negligent drivers are held legally accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in an Oregon bicycle accident, you should speak with a qualified attorney right away. Your attorney can advise you of your legal rights and help you to determine how you should proceed so as not to jeopardize the case.
Our team is here and ready to assist you at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. When you meet with us, we will assist you in coming up with a plan to win your case and secure your future. To speak with a Lincoln City bicycle accident attorney, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (503) 990-6641.
Disclaimer: The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice.