Bicycle Accident Attorneys Beaverton
Looking around our beautiful city of Beaverton inspires thousands of people each year to take a bike ride. In fact, when you ride a bike anywhere in our state you are riding in some of the most amazing landscape. From the coastline to the Cascades, and everything in between riding a bike around our beautiful state is breathtaking.
Unfortunately, it can also be very dangerous to ride a bike in Beaverton and surrounding areas. Mostly because bicycles are not the only vehicles on the road; cars, trucks, and other automobiles are sharing the road as well and that means there is a chance for collisions.
Anytime that a bicyclists and a motorists collide, there is no question which side is going to bear the brunt of the impact. That means the chances for more severe injuries are also very high. A bicyclists is far more at-risk for severe injuries in the event of an automobile versus bicycle collision, for the simple fact that they have less metal surrounding them.
Even if the bicyclist is wearing a helmet, which is the law in Oregon, many times the impact is so extreme that the helmet cracks and the cyclist sustains a head injury. Additionally, a helmet does not protect your limbs, spinal column, or face from being injured during the collision.
There are many circumstances that will lead to a bicycle versus automobile collision:
- The car or truck crosses the bath of the bicycle encroaching on their right-of-way
- The car or truck does not yield to a bicycle riding through an intersection
- A child or young person is riding their bike too fast and is not mindful of automobiles in their vicinity
Alarmingly, most collisions between a bicycle and an automobile can be traced back to the automobile driver being at-fault. While there is plenty of awareness of how gorgeous our city is to ride around in, there is not as much awareness about how to share the road with cyclists.
If you have been involved in a bicycle versus automobile collision, you are not only suffering from the pain and trauma of the impact but, also the stress and worry about how you are going to pay for all of the bills associated with the collision.
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve we have been helping injured Oregonians secure the awards they are legally entitled to for more than four decades. In fact, we have facilitated a settlement or judgement for 95% of the personal injury clients who have come to us for support.
That record is one that we are very proud of, because it means that in 95% of all of our cases, our client walks away from their life-altering tragedy with the awards and benefits that they need to put the pieces back together. We are in the business of helping people, and we love what we do.
Contact our Beaverton area office right away to get your initial legal assessment scheduled free of charge. We will use this appointment to meet you in-person, and to learn about your story and the circumstances leading to your injuries.
From that point, we can start to work on contacting the police to get the accident report, talking to the insurance company to talk with the adjustor and find out where they are in the process, and gathering your medical records to fully understand the extent of your injuries.
All of our work is done on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will never charge you a penny unless we win for you. We are confident that we can win!
We have been doing this for more than forty years, and fighting for the rights of injured Oregonians is the exact reason we started our firm in the first place.
We believe that any person who has been injured due to the reckless or irresponsible actions of another should have an adept legal team on their side to fight against the insurance company and, we are just the experts for the job!