Collisions between bicycles and cars, trucks, or Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) frequently result in catastrophic or fatal injuries to the bicyclists involved. These types of collisions typically have a devastating impact on the involved cyclists because they lack the steel frame protection provided to occupants of enclosed motor vehicles. The body of an enclosed motor vehicle serves as a shield for that vehicle’s occupants, and it protects them from direct contact with the road or solid structures during a collision. Unlike drivers of motorized passenger vehicles, however, bicyclists are not afforded the same insulation at the moment of impact.
Hundreds of Oregonian bicyclists are injured every year in motor vehicle traffic crashes. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, in 2015 there were a total of 960 motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved bicyclists who were injured. 8 of those accidents resulted in the cyclist’s death. The most common errors made by these cyclists were failure to yield right-of-way to drivers, disregarded traffic signals, and riding on the wrong side of the road. The price-tag for these errors and for motor vehicle drivers’ reckless or negligent driving is very high.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries and losses. The caring and experience bicycle attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke Personal Injury Attorneys, PC will evaluate the circumstances and facts of your bicycle accident to determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation . Call us today at 541-604-8818 for a free consultation in which we can discuss the facts of your bicycle accident injury claim.
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Our client in this matter was riding his bicycle when an uninsured driver struck him from behind and ran over him. Not surprisingly, this accident left our client with serious injuries. The driver denied liability, but made a nominal $130,000 settlement offer to the injured bicyclist.
When We Were Called
Our client was dropped by his original attorney, who believed that the case was “un-winnable”.
How We Were Able to Help
Our experienced auto and bicycle accident injury attorneys were happy to take the case, and we won it: the arbitrator awarded our client $464,000 in total.
If you have been injured in a serious auto or other accident in Oregon, contact the dedicated personal injury and bike accident attorneys at Dwyer Williams Dretke PC, proudly serving Klamath Falls.