Eugene, OR 97401
Oregon Bicycle Accidents
The good news is that the number of Americans who use their bicycle as their primary means of transportation to work has increased almost 40 percent in the past decade (Kiplinger, May 17, 2012). Part of this “bike boom” is attributed to local and state programs that encourage non-motorized forms of transportation. In Oregon, the communities of Portland, Eugene and Corvallis have been annually recognized for several years running with Top 10 national honors as bike-friendly communities by the League of American Bicyclists. Portland and Eugene have also received Top 5 national honors from Bicycling magazine. Since the 1990’s urban renewal efforts, Medford has added dozens of miles of bike lanes and improved bike access to shopping areas. Bend totes Silver honors by the League of American Cyclists.
Unfortunately, with increased ridership, bicycle injury accidents are also on the rise. Many result from the failure to share the road. Others result from the failure to keep a proper lookout for bikes in bike lanes and on sidewalks.
Defectively made bicycles or bicycle products and dangerous road conditions also cause bicycle injuries. JJLS Law is well-regarded for representing bike riders who have sustained serious injury, including wrongful death cases.
In addition to obtaining compensation for our clients, the prosecution of bicycle accident claims can promote safety for other cyclists through education and preventative measures. In one case, our client sustained severe injuries when she hit a ragged and uneven section of the roadway, throwing her from her bicycle. Thankfully, she was wearing a helmet, but the impact still left her with permanent injuries. She came to JJLS Law not only to obtain fair compensation for her injuries, but to also ensure that the roadway would be fixed so no other cyclist would suffer her fate. Read more about this case in our Winter 2010 Newsletter.
Bicycle accidents often present unique challenges in accident reconstruction, often leaving less evidence than the typical car accident. JJLS Law works with top-notch investigators experts who are experienced in bicycle accidents, and offer invaluable assistance in our cases.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, call JJLS Law for a free consultation. No recovery, no fee. You have a right to justice.
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