Bicycle Accident Attorney in Oregon
What Happens After A Bicycle Accident?
If you have been a victim of a Bicycle accident, you will need an experienced bicycle accident attorney in salem OR.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018, there were 857 people killed in bicycle accidents in the United States. Oregon ranks #7 in the nation in bicycle-related fatalities (click here for the fact sheet).
You may have already guessed that when a car meets a bicycle in an accident, it’s the cyclist who most likely becomes injured. Surviving a bicycle accident may only be the first step on the long road to recovery. Hospital bills can pile up. If the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to pay, you may be faced with a long list of financial challenges. Lost wages and an inability to work can create a cascade of problems for you and your family.
LakePoint Law Firm is your personal injury attorney in Salem. We will fight for you and your rights. You deserve compensation for medical bills, lost wages, current, and future, as well as payment for pain and suffering.
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What Can I Do To Avoid Getting Injured In A Bicycle Accident?
#1: The first step is by putting on your helmet
I know, this seems obvious. However, the most common cause of a bike crash is falling. Of course, the most severe accidents are those caused by bike versus car. Always remember, prevention is the key to your safety.
#3: Prepare Appropriately Ahead Of Time
- Ride a bike that is your size. A bike that is too big will make it hard to control.
- Make sure the bike is maintained correctly. Poorly maintained bicycles lend to breakdowns and crashes.
- Wear bright protective clothing while riding. Your helmet comes first, then a layer of clothing to protect you from injury.
- Don’t share a seat with another rider. Ride with only one person per seat with both hands securely on the handlebars except for signaling for a turn.
- Tie your shoelaces and wear properly fitting shoes.
- Have a route plan before you leave. Choose roads with lighter traffic, and adhere to bike lanes.
- Never take your eyes off the road!
Each time we step on our bikes, we must first put on our helmet. Make sure you check that your helmet fits properly. A properly fitting helmet saves lives.
We fight for you and your family. We’re local. We live and work near you in the Willamette Valley. Getting you a fast and generous settlement can make the difference in your overall health and well-being