Albany Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Albany is truly a wonderful city to live, raise a family, work, and enjoy the outdoors. Many of us enjoy the outdoors by walking, running, hiking or biking. When it comes to bike, our beautiful city offers several bicycle clubs, paths, and stores – all of which appeal to hundreds of our cyclists; demonstrating once again that Albany residents are serious about their bikes! This is especially wonderful for the planet as less of us use the carbon monoxide producing vehicles. However, the more bike riders occupy our roads the higher the potential is for increased bicycle accidents. Just last year, nearly 20,000 bike riders were in wrecks that inflicted injuries; 3,000 of those suffered bodily harm that was serious enough to require medical attention, and – tragically – more than 300 individuals lost their lives. By far the most serious injuries are inflicted when a bicycle collides with a motor vehicle. Let’s face it, in a physical confrontation between a bike and a car, the cyclists will always lose. The most typical biking accidents consist of:
- Motor vehicle driver switching into cyclists lane
- Bicycle riders switching into the path of a vehicle
- Bicycle riders driving off of pavement and into the path of a vehicle
- Children riding bikes, or riding too fast
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve we have been dedicated to representing injured Oregon residents, including our families, friends and neighbors here in Albany, for more than four decades. If you’ve been hurt in a bike crash, it’s important for you to get in contact with a legal professional as soon as you can, even if you feel that your injuries are generally inconsequential. People typically don’t recognize just how severely they’re injured until several hours, or maybe even days following the accident. For a cyclist, there is very little cover when it comes to their body. Even if they’re wearing a helmet, the spine, back, neck, and throat are especially susceptible. Although an injury to these areas may appear fairly small at first, it can frequently develop into a significant and long-lasting problem in the future.