Are You Suffering From Bicycle Accident Injuries?
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a bicycle accident in Oregon, it is important to consult with an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer as soon as possible. At Schoenfeld & Schoenfeld, P.C., we are passionate advocates for injured bicyclists and can help you seek fair and just compensation for your losses.
Bicycle Accidents In Portland
Portland is consistently rated as the most bicycle friendly city by Bicycling Magazine and is the only large city to earn Platinum status from the League of American Bicyclists. The city has implemented many bike-friendly features such as “green ways” and bicycle boulevards, improvements which have lead to an increase in bicycle traffic. It is estimated that up to 15 percent of Portland commuters travel to work on a bicycle.
The rise in bicycle traffic has led to a rise in bicycle accidents. According to statistics from the Portland Bureau of Transportation, bicycle accidents in Portland have risen from 265 in 2008 to 321 in 2010. Many of these accidents could have been averted if motorists had simply respected the rights of bicyclists.
Causes Of Bicycle Accidents
Our attorneys conduct thorough investigations of bicycle accidents to determine the cause of the accident and to identify liable parties. Our investigations often uncover evidence of negligence on the part of motorists, including:
- Failing to yield right of way to bicyclists
- Red light and stop sign violations
- Crossing through a bicycle lane
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Speeding and reckless driving
Whatever the cause of your bicycle accident, our experienced attorneys are here to help you explore your legal options. If your case has merit, we can help you pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.
Contact Our Bike Injury Attorneys For A Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a cyclist accident in Oregon, we are here to help you pursue fair and just compensation for your losses. Contact us today online or by telephone at 503-208-9089 or toll-free at 888-366-5805 to arrange a consultation.