Bike Accident Lawyer
Injured in a Bike Accident in Oregon? Call (541) 948-8830 for a Free Injury Consultation.
Riding a bicycle to work, school, or for errand running is an excellent form of exercise, and it’s eco-friendly, too. More and more people are making the switch to carbon-footprint-shrinking activities, and riding a bicycle instead of driving a car is one of them. But tragically, that bicycle doesn’t give you much, if any, protection from a careless motor vehicle driver. The average car weighs more than 3000 pounds.
What can a bicyclist do to protect themselves?
Besides wearing a helmet, protective gear, and paying close attention to the road and the rules of the road, you’re at the mercy of other drivers. Distracted and aggressive motor vehicle drivers injure thousands of bicyclists every year.
At Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law, our caring and skilled bicycle accident lawyer has experience representing bicycle and pedestrian accident victims in the state of Oregon. Don’t let the insurance company injure you again with a measly settlement offer. Contact Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law today for a free injury consultation.
No matter how careful and experienced you are as a bicyclist or pedestrian, you’re vulnerable to reckless behavior from other drivers and roadway hazards. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents in Oregon include:
- Drivers pass too close to the cyclist and cause a wreck.
- People drive drunk or high and crash into a bicyclist or pedestrian.
- A stray or unleashed dog or other animal attacks a bicyclist or pedestrian.
- Poor weather conditions often play a crucial role in bicycle accidents.
- Roads and pathways are poorly maintained and present unique hazards.
The most common injuries in bicycle accidents are bruises and cuts, infections, broken limbs, neck injuries, back injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and in some cases, death. If your loved one has died because of a bicycle accident, we’re sorry for your loss. When the dust settles and you are ready to pursue claims, our bicycle accident attorney can negotiate a higher settlement for your family for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Are you thinking about negotiating with the insurance company yourself? Think again.
The insurance company is not looking out for your best interests like your attorney will. They have a huge disincentive to offer you or your loved one a fair and just compensation for pain and suffering. Insurance companies will employ all sorts of dirty and shady tactics and tricks to get out of paying what they rightfully owe you under Oregon personal injury law. They will offer you a pittance for your injuries in the hopes they can make you and the case go away. After all, they don’t make money paying out injury claims, do they?
We’re on your side, unlike the insurance company. In the vast majority of bicycle accident cases, someone or something other than the cyclist is to blame for the crash. When you contact us, we will go through your case with a fine-toothed comb and gather all material evidence, witness statements, and proof of lost wages and medical bills to get you the money you deserve.
All calls are 100% confidential and personalized to your case. There’s no fee unless we get a settlement for you. Contact Miller & Hopp today for your free injury consultation.
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