When a Cyclist Is Injured in a Collision with a Car

A collision with a car is the greatest fear most people have about cycling, and it actually prevents many people from picking up a helmet and hitting the road. Sadly, many road bicycle accidents involve children but it is not uncommon for adults to be seriously injured or even die during such a collision. As … Read More

Cyclist Dies in SE Portland Accident

A female cyclists tragically lost her life in a bicycle-related accident in early August 2016. According to witness statements and other evidence collected at the scene, the cyclist was traveling at 30 to 35 mph northbound on Mount Scott Boulevard when she made a westbound turn at the interchange at 112th Avenue. The driver of … Read More

Bicycle Accidents Caused By Street Car Tracks

Both locals and visitors in Portland are very fortunate to have a wide variety of ways to get around without a car.  Not only is Portland one of the most bike and pedestrian friendly cities in the country, but it also offers buses, light rail train, and even streetcars.  But sometimes, having so many options … Read More

A New Tool: Portland Bicycle Accidents Mapped by MIT

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that MIT is mapping all of Portland’s bicycle accidents as a part of a project called “You Are Here.”  The project is being worked on by MIT Media Lab’s Social Computing Group.  Portland is one of five cities included in the project so far, but there are hopes that eventually 100 cities … Read More

Beware of Conflict When Sharing the Road

Oregonians enjoy lush greenery, numerous hiking trails, walkable neighborhoods, and miles of bike paths.  These livability standards extend to the state’s “share the road” philosophy.  This ethos helps ensure that pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicle drivers can at least cooperate on the road, if not necessarily live in perfect harmony.  As part of this philosophy, Oregon … Read More

Injured Bicyclist’s Settlement Docked for Late Child Support Payments

Our client was riding his bicycle when he came to an intersection controlled by a street light. He pushed the walk button and waited for a green light before preceding. As the light turned green, he started across the intersection. He was riding his bicycle very slowly, at approximately 2-3 mph, when a motorist who … Read More

Recovering Damages from Bicycle Accident Injuries

Serious bicycle accidents can take many forms, and the injuries that cyclist accident victims sustain will vary according to each collision’s details.  Given how these injuries are  accident- and victim-specific injuries are, it should come as no surprise that damage awards also span a spectrum. Damage awards available to Oregon bicycle accident victims often include: … Read More

These Driving Practices Can Lead to Accidents with Bicycles

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 … Read More

Safety Practices Can Limit Your Bicycle Accident Injuries

As a means of helping to avoid accident-related injuries, it is important to keep some bicycle safety tips in mind. While our experienced and knowledgeable bicycle accident attorneys are prepared to represent you if you are injured in a bike accident, we would of course prefer that bicycle accidents and resulting injuries be entirely avoided. … Read More

Oregon’s Rules of the Road Extend to Cyclists and Protect Them

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s Rules of the Road operate as a driver’s manual for everyone driving or riding a vehicle on Oregon roadways. Bicyclists are treated like motor vehicle drivers under these rules in that they are expected to obey Oregon’s traffic laws as outlined for motorized vehicles.  Treating bicycles the same as cars, … Read More