Although bicycle riders have as much right to be on the roads as other motorists, riders are often overlooked or sometimes even intentionally ignored by drivers, increasing the risk of bicycle versus car accidents. When any type of negligence contributes to bicycle versus car accidents, injured riders should know that:
They will likely be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, property damage, long-term impairments, lost wages, physical pain and mental suffering, etc.
- They should not rely on insurance companies to pay them the full amount of compensation they likely deserve.
- Beaverton and Washington County Bicycle Accident Attorney Linda Weimar is here to champion their rights and help them secure the highest possible settlements or awards for their injuries, damages and losses.
How Negligence Can Trigger Bicycle versus Car Accidents
Bicycle versus car accident can occur when other motorists:
- Open car doors in front of riders
- Turn or change lanes in front of riders
- Sideswipe riders
- Hit riders from behind.
These types of accidents, which can result in catastrophic injuries for riders even if other motorists are traveling at slower speeds, are more likely to occur when certain types of negligence are also a factor. Specifically, some of the more common forms of negligence that can contribute to devastating bicycle versus car accidents include (but are not limited to):
- Other motorists being intoxicated, fatigued and/or distracted, as any of these issues will impair their ability to see riders, properly respond to riders on the road and/or avoid imminent collisions
- Other motorists intentionally choosing to disobey traffic laws by, for example, speeding, failing to use indicators when changing lanes, running red lights, etc.
- Other motorists being inexperienced and, consequently, not being alert to riders, not being familiar with rights-of-way for riders, etc.
It’s important to point out that about 45 percent of bicycle versus car accidents occur at intersections (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Therefore, both riders and motorists should do their best to be alert at intersections in order to reduce the chances that these potentially fatal collisions will occur.
Our Beaverton and Washington County Bicycle Accident Lawyer: A Trusted Advocate for Victims’ Rights
If you have been injured in a bicycle versus car accident, Beaverton and Washington County Bicycle Accident Attorney Linda Weimar is ready to fiercely pursue your rights in any legal setting.
A choice to work with Linda Weimar means that you can rest assured that you will be working with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal services at every stage of your case. In fact, from the initial consult through the settlement phase, Beaverton and Washington County Bicycle Accident Linda Weimar will always provide each of her clients with:
- Compassionate support while aggressively defending their rights
- Honest answers and regular case updates
- The commitment necessary to help them attain the compensation and justice they deserve.
Your Rights Are Important to Us – Let’s Talk about Your Case
We are ready to talk about your rights and get your case started at no upfront cost. To receive professional legal advice during a free initial consult, call us at (503) 640-5000 or email us using the Contact form on this page.
From our offices in Beaverton, Attorney Linda Weimar represents injured people in both Oregon and Washington State, including (not limited to) people in Portland, Beaverton, Wilsonville, West Linn, McMinnville, Oregon City, Gresham, Salem, Coburg, Tigad, Aloha, Forest Grove, Astoria, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, Redmond, Astoria, and Newberg; and including individuals in Washington County, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Marion County, Yamhill County, Cowlitz County, Clatsop County and Clark County.