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Representing Those Who Have Been Injured While Riding a Bike in Oregon

Bicycling is a common method of transportation in Portland, Oregon. Not only is it convenient, but it is also a financially beneficial mode of commute. As a result, streets throughout the city are crowded with bicyclists and motorists who are forced to share the road with one another. Despite the many perks of riding a bicycle, this mode of transportation poses a higher danger to the rider.

Call Angel Law, P.C. today at (503) 862-8666 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our bicycle accident attorney in Portland.

Bicycle Accident Statistics 

Distracted and negligent drivers can be a serious threat to bicyclists who are traveling on the roads of Portland. Although laws have been set in place to reduce the number of traffic accidents associated with cyclists, numerous collisions still occur as a result of motor vehicle driver negligence. In fact, in 2012, 726 U.S. bicyclists lost their lives in an accident involving a motor vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents

Some common causes of bicycle accidents in Oregon often include:

  • Speeding drivers
  • Drunk drivers
  • Unsafe turns at intersections
  • Sideswiping a cyclist while opening a car door
  • Failing to yield
  • Failing to stop at stop signs
  • Driving on bicycle lanes

Common Injuries in Bicycle Accidents

Common injuries in bicycle accidents may include:

  • Head Injuries: Head injuries are a significant problem for cyclists, even when wearing helmets. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have long-lasting effects on an individual's life, impacting cognitive functions and overall well-being.
  • Orthopedic Injuries: Fractures, dislocations, and sprains are prevalent among cyclists involved in accidents. These injuries can result in extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and potential long-term disability.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Cyclists often experience soft tissue injuries such as contusions, lacerations, and abrasions. While these may seem less severe initially, they can still cause substantial pain and require medical attention.
  • Spinal Injuries: The impact of a bicycle accident can result in spinal injuries, ranging from herniated discs to more severe conditions like paralysis. These injuries demand comprehensive legal representation to ensure adequate compensation for the victim.
  • Psychological Injuries: The emotional toll of a bicycle accident should not be underestimated. Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are all common psychological consequences that may arise, necessitating compensation for mental health care and therapy.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Bicycle Accident Claim?

When pursuing a bicycle accident claim, it is crucial to understand the potential damages that can be recovered. Potential damages that could be recovered in a bicycle accident claim may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation may cover current and future medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: If the bicycle accident results in time away from work, the victim may be qualified for compensation for lost wages. Future earning capacity may also be considered in cases of long-term disability.
  • Property Damage: The price of repairing or replacing the damaged bicycle and any other personal property can be included in the claim.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages, like physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of pleasure in life, are often factored into compensation calculations.
  • Loss of Consortium: In cases where the injuries impact personal relationships, a spouse or family member could pursue compensation for the loss of companionship and support.
  • Punitive Damages: In certain circumstances, punitive damages could be awarded to punish the at-fault party for gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Bicycle Accident Claims in Oregon?

Understanding the statute of limitations is essential when pursuing a bicycle accident claim in Oregon. The statute of limitations helps set the timeframe within which legal action must be initiated. Failure to file a claim within this specified period may result in the forfeiture of the right to pursue compensation.

In Oregon, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including bicycle accidents, is typically two years from the initial date of the accident. However, exceptions could apply depending on the circumstances of the case. It is imperative to consult with our team at Angel Law, P.C. promptly to ensure obedience to the statute of limitations and to start the legal process in a timely fashion.

Contact Our Portland Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

You are likely on this page because you have suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one to a bicycle accident. At Angel Law, P.C., our Portland personal injury attorneys can help! We have extensive experience and have handled many important cases that hold substantial importance within our community. We understand that laws in Oregon are often confusing, and we want to take active legal steps to protect your rights so that the insurer has no opportunity to deny or delay your claim. We have a solid understanding of the laws that are associated with your bicycle accident case and can use this knowledge to aggressively protect your rights.

As a former United States Marine, our personal injury lawyer knows how to fight fair. We can build a solid case strategy to win justice for your injury case.

Contact Angel Law, P.C. today to get started with our Portland bicycle accident lawyer.

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