Preparing for a bicycle ride around Portland may be a laborious undertaking. A person may work to ensure that their bicycle is operational and that their equipment is properly cared for. They may check that their safety gear, such as their helmet and wrist braces, are in good condition and that they have directions, lights and other equipment with them that could be of use out on the roads or bike paths.
Once they get out on the road, a bicyclist may have a lot to keep track of. They will have to follow the rules of the road and abide by posted traffic information. They may have to look out for cars, trucks, pedestrians and other hazards that could appear before them in their paths.
Bicyclists have many responsibilities to maintain when they ride but often all of their careful preparations do little to protect them from an ever-present threat: dangerous drivers. Drivers who operate their vehicles too fast, distracted, under the influence of drugs or alcohol or in other dangerous states can put themselves and bicyclists in the path of harm. A collision between a car and a bicycle can be deadly, and too often families of bicyclists are forced to confront painful realities that involve the deaths of their beloved relatives
Bicycle accident legal claims are based on personal injury theories of law, and the attorneys of Schoenfeld & Schoenfeld are available to speak with new clients who have suffered losses in bike collision incidents. Their caring staff and team of attorneys can provide their clients with the knowledge and support they require to make informed decisions about how to protect their legal options following a serious or fatal accident.