Klamath Falls Bicycle Accident Attorneys
In 2012, bicycle fatalities accounted nationally for two percent of all traffic deaths, and of all of the auto accidents in our country bicyclists represented a full 2% of the people injured. Last year, more than 600 people died in bike involved crashes and an additional 48,000 were hurt. During that same year, bike riders were 12% of all of the non-motorist traffic fatalities. While these are national statistics, courtesy of the National Center of Statistics and Analysis, you only need to speak with a friend or neighbor who is a cycling enthusiast to learn how real the risks are for bicycle riders in Klamath Falls. The most common reasons for cycling accidents are:
- Drivers turning across the path of a cyclist
- Cyclist turning across the path of a motorist
- Cyclist riding outside of their lane into the path of a motorist
- Children riding a bike or riding it too fast
Similar to injuries sustained in many other of types of accidents, a cyclist will not always recognize they’re injured until several hours following the wreck. In fact, often times the injuries sustained seem benign at first, however, once the adrenaline has subsided the symptoms frequently worsen into significant and long-lasting issues. Although bike accidents can often be regarded as minor, it is vital that you talk to a lawyer as soon as you possibly can. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve we are happy to assist you in talking to the authorities, the motorist you collided with, and the insurance companies to best determine what your course of action might be. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our devoted lawyers are committed to helping you mediate this complex area of law in an effort to secure the damages you are due, or when beneficial or necessary – will take your case to court! Call our office now; our friendly receptionists will take down your information or and will assist you in scheduling a complimentary legal consultation. We assist personal injury clients using a contingency fee schedule; there is no charge until you have been compensated. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, your happiness and satisfaction is a priority. This is why we only get paid if you are compensated!