Many dangerous, negligent (careless), or reckless practices can contribute to a serious bicycle accident. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, some of the most common causes of bike accidents on Oregon’s roadways involve drivers of cars, trucks, and other enclosed motor vehicles. These causes are:
- Intoxicated drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Aggressive drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Anxious or impatient drivers
- Roads that are in disrepair
Serious bicycle accidents in Oregon can lead to permanent life changes that interfere with your ability to work, your relationships with friends, spouses, or children, and your general ability to enjoy and participate in life’s activities. When these simple pleasures are taken from a bike accident victim, it is both fair and reasonable that that victim should receive financial compensation for the injuries that he or she suffered.
A negligent driver cannot give you back your ability to walk or the joy of being able to carry your child on your shoulders, but he or she can provide the financial compensation for you can obtain the physical therapy and medical care you need to improve the quality of your post-accident life. The bicycle accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke PC are committed to vigorously representing our clients so that they can obtain the compensation they need to provide for their family despite serious and debilitating accident-related injuries. Call us today toll-free if you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident: 541-617-0555.