The Pacific Northwest provides the perfect backdrop for riding a bicycle. Whether you are commuting to work or heading out to explore new biking paths, the Portland area offers plenty of opportunities for cyclists. Portland has been consistently rated one of the top bike-friendly cities in the country, thanks to its miles of designated bike lanes and paths. Unfortunately, bicyclists have very little crash protection if a car or truck hits them. A bicycle collision may occur without warning, resulting in severe injuries and even wrongful death if another driver acts negligently. If you’ve suffered a bicycle accident injury, you may be able to recover compensation. The dedicated legal team at Zbinden & Curtis Attorneys At Law is here to examine your situation and determine the most strategic path forward.
Laws Protecting Oregon Cyclists
Many of the same laws that apply to motorists in Oregon apply to cyclists. As a result, these laws protect cyclists’ rights in the event of a collision with another vehicle. Cyclists have the right to use the road, and drivers must share the road with cyclists at all times. In addition, many Oregon Revised Statutes (O.R.S.) apply specifically to cyclists and impose penalties on drivers who violate these laws. The City of Portland has its own cyclist laws. If a driver breaks any of Oregon’s traffic laws and causes you to suffer a bicycle accident injury, our attorneys are here to advocate for your right to obtain compensation to help cover the medical bills, lost wages, and other unanticipated expenses associated with your injuries.
Helping You Secure the Compensation You Need to Support Your Recovery
Suffering a bicycle accident injury can be overwhelming and stressful. However, it’s essential to recognize that you do not have to go through this challenging period alone. Our law firm has extensive experience helping injured cyclists obtain the compensation they need to support their physical and economic recovery. We know what evidence is necessary to build a strong claim, and our comprehensive approach to each case consistently results in sizeable settlements and verdicts. Give us a call today to learn more.