Bicycle Accident Attorney
Each year thousands of people are injured in bicycle accidents in Oregon. These occur in a variety of situations, ranging from a car running into a bicyclist, to a car running a bicyclist off the road. The resulting injuries can be relatively minor to catastrophic. Only a bicycle accident attorney in Salem, OR with significant experience handling bicycle injuries, such as Lakepoint Law Firm, can safely navigate the rules and regulations applicable to both bicyclists and motorists alike.
In Oregon, there are “Rules of the Road” that determine a person’s responsibility regarding the safe operation of their vehicle. Similarly, there are rules that apply specifically to bicycles, as well as to traffic sharing the road with bicycle riders. Motor vehicle drivers generally owe bicyclists the same duties they owe other motor vehicles. Bicycle riders generally owe motor vehicles the same duties they would if they were a motorist. However, the rights and responsibilities of both motorists and bicycles can quickly become blurred, as there is much overlap and the two don’t perfectly match up.
Because of the overlap of responsibilities, a bicycle injury expert such as Lakepoint Law Firm is required to ensure that the bicycle rider fully protects his or her rights and is not taken advantage of by the motorist’s insurance company.
Bicycle accidents can be serious.
We can help you get back on the road again!
Bicycle Accident Claims
Common Bicycle Examples
Some of the most common bike related injuries we see include but are not limited to:
- Bone fractures
- Torn tendons and cartilage
- Broken bones
- Brain damage
- Herniated discs
- Internal injuries to the spleen or kidney
- Liver lacerations
Bodily Injury Claims
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bicycle accident? Being injured in a bicycle related accident can result in serious bodily injuries ranging from concussions to broken bones or brain damage. We are here to help you with you situation and to ensure that you get what is legally entitled to you, in most situation we can get your medical bills paid, receive compensation for lost wages and even compensation for pain and suffering as a result of the injuries. If you have been injured contact Lakepoint Law immediately so we can take proper legal action!
If you suspect that your bike accident was caused by one or more of the following, please don't hesitate any longer as we can help you get representation.
- Alcohol and drugs
- Improper safety equipment
- Not checking blind spots
- Failure to stop at intersections
- Defective equipment
- Driver inattention
- Failure to yield right of way
Property Damage Claims
After a bicycle accident you might be left wondering how to pay for the damages to your bicycle or how to get the party responsible to pay for the damages they caused. Don't worry as we will help you break down the situation and give you the proper legal representation needed to ensure that you get compensated for all damages inflicted upon you and your bike. If the other party is deemed responsible for the accident you are legally entitled to full compensation for all damages and costs involved with the loss of your bike. Give us a call as soon as possible so we can get to work on your property damage claims.