Injured? Make One Call to Lerner and Rowe!
Accidents can occur anywhere, at any time. They’re often sudden and unexpected, especially when you’re on your regular commute. And in Portland, for a lot of people that means cycling. In 2015, there were over 466,000 bicycle-related injuries and over 1,000 cyclist deaths in the United States (CDC).
At Lerner and Rowe, our Portland bicycle accident lawyers will fight hard to get you the maximum compensation you deserve to cover medical appointments, lost wages, and other expenses or damages. Our legal team has a proven reputation for fighting hard, and the integrity and compassion of our attorneys is unparalleled. We understand how devastating bicycle accident injuries can be, and treat every client with understanding and compassion.
Despite the fact that Portland is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the United States, accidents still happen. Poor weather conditions, the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted cyclists or motorists can all lead to devastating accidents.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect yourself on the road. For example, you should always:
- Wear a helmet to protect your head.
- Wear bright and reflective clothing.
- Ride on the right side of the road with the flow of traffic.
- Use proper hand signals to let motorists know what you intend to do.
- Use caution when changing lanes and ride defensively.
- Watch out for open car doors when riding through parking lots or near parallel parked cars.
Portland, OR has worked to improve road conditions for cyclists over the years, including adding numerous bike lanes throughout the city. But in heavily trafficked areas, such as Downtown, you can still get in an accident. When a 3,000 pound passenger vehicle hits a cyclist, it’s not a fair fight, and more often the cyclist is the one who sustains the worse injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Portland bicycle accident, or has suffered a wrongful death, contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys.
We guarantee our law firm is different than any other firm you’ve worked with. Our commitment to excellent client care, and our empathy and professionalism when dealing with clients make us the right choice. Let us prove our dedication to you. Just make one call to 844-977-1900 to speak with us directly, click on the live chat button or submit an online form now.
Types of Injuries
Cycling is a fun way to recreate, travel, or commute, but it can also be dangerous. Exposed to the weather and other road conditions with little barrier, cyclists are at risk of suffering severe injuries.
These injuries included:
- Cuts, road rashes and bruises
- Broken or fractured bone injuries
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Paralysis injuries
- Brain injuries
With only a helmet protecting you, bicycle injuries can often be catastrophic, and in some tragic instances, result in death.
We’re Available to Help at Anytime
We know that accidents happen extremely sudden and unexpectedly. That is why our experienced legal team and bicycle accident attorneys can be reached 24/7 through our online live chat feature or via phone at 844-977-1900.