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Bike-on-bike crashes can be dangerous to riders

While most people think of bicycle accidents as occurring between bicyclists and motor vehicles, it's still possible for multiple bicyclists to get into an accident. With more people heading out onto the roads on their bicycles, it's not unusual for attorneys to get phone calls about personal injuries that happen as a result of bike crashes.

Bicycle safety: These tips can help protect your child

As a child, one of your favorite things to do may have been to hop on your bicycle and ride to a friend's house. Maybe it was a form of exercise you used to hang out with family members or cycling was how you got to school. In any case, bicycling was a part of life, and it still is for many people today.

Cyclists: These tips can keep you safer on the roads

As a cyclist, you know that much of the time, your life is in your own hands. Drivers don't always make way for you, and they can speed past or not give you enough room to get by safely. Sometimes they tailgate or throw open their doors in your lane.

Hit by a car? You could have a right to a claim

If there's one thing that Portland does well, it's participating in outdoor events. Organized bicycling is one way to get a community to come together and experience the outdoors, but it does pose some risks when you head into the city. There are a few things to keep in mind to stay safe on your trip.

Heading out in the winter? These tips can keep you safer

While not every accident can be prevented by riding your bicycle safely, you are the first line of defense against accidents. The winter can be cold and treacherous, but taking steps to keep yourself in good shape and your bike in good condition can help you avoid injuries. These are a few tips to help you stay safe while you ride, so you can lessen your chances of being involved in an accident.

3 tips for staying safe on your winter cycling commute

Staying safe when you ride a bike to work or school in the winter has to be a priority. Drivers may not expect to see someone cycling in chillier weather conditions, and rain, sleet and snow make it imperative that you take time to perform maintenance on your bicycle before you hit the streets.

Drivers need to be aware of bicyclists' right to the road

There are many times when drivers may not see you, and those times are when you're the most likely to be involved in a car accident. When a driver doesn't take the time to look around, he or she could hit you. If that happens, then you have a right to seek out compensation to help cover your medical bills and other financial losses.

Tips for keeping your bike maintained in the winter

If you're going to be riding your bicycle in the winter, then you want to make sure that it's ready and maintained. Winter comes with ice, snow, sleet, rain and other weather conditions that impact your bicycle. Here are some tips for keeping your bicycle in the best shape, so you can avoid accidents.

Negligent drivers put pedestrians and cyclists at risk

Both cyclists and drivers must obey the rules of the road, which means both can be held accountable if they cause an accident. If you're hit by a car when you're riding a bicycle, the first point you'll need to prove to a court is that negligence contributed to the accident due to the driver's behavior. You will also need to identify whether or not you played a role in the accident with your own negligent acts.

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