Lake Oswego Bicycle Accident Attorneys
In Lake Oswego, riding a bike is a perfect way to see our beautiful community. The scenery around town and lakeside is second-to-none. If you’re feeling very adventurous, you can take a nice bike ride over to the bustling city for a little bit of lunch on a Saturday afternoon.
There really is no better way to see our beautiful little corner of the state, and it is so good for your health and the environment to ride your bike rather than drive everywhere. The area is rated top in the Country for bicycle awareness, and the traffic patterns are very bicycle-friendly.
However, even with all of the awareness and safety measures, when bicyclists and motorists are sharing the same road, accidents are bound to happen. Anytime that a bicyclists collides with a motorist – there is no guessing which one is going to sustain greater injuries.
While being on a bicycle gives a completely unobstructed view of all the beauty there is to see in our community, it also gives very little protection between the cyclist and the road. Wearing a helmet is an absolute must, and a great way to ensure that injuries are limited, but the impact between automobile and bicycle can be significant and more than a helmet can handle.
There are a variety of circumstances that lead to bicycle versus automobile collisions, and unfortunately, most of them can be traced back to the motorist being at-fault. Some of those circumstances include:
Auto drivers and bicyclists crossing into or across the path of one another
Children riding their bike too fast or without being mindful of their surroundings
The body’s response to the trauma of being hit by a car is to release significant amounts of stress hormones; this is true no matter what you were driving or riding at the time of the accident. However, for a bicyclist who has just been hit by a car, even standing up after the collision can seem like you’ve just cheated death.
Your body is flooded with these stress hormones, and you are unable to truly feel the full impact of the collision. For this reason alone, you should seek medical attention and then contact our office immediately following a bicycle accident.
Our adept legal team has been managing bicycle injury cases for more than forty years, and we have the expertise to accurately represent you when talking with the police, the insurance company, or even the driver of the vehicle you were hit by.
We are passionate about making sure that each one of our clients receives the justice that they deserve. In fact, during our more than forty years in service to the injured residents of Oregon, we have secured settlements or judgments for more than 95% of our clients.
That means that more than 95% of the people who came to us suffering the after effects of a life-altering tragedy were helped by our knowledge and experience. Contact our office today and let us fight for you!
We will get started on scheduling your complimentary in-person consultation, so that we can begin the process of gathering all of the documentation and records needed to compile a rock-solid case. No need to worry about our fee for service – you will not be charge a penny unless we win for you!
Shlesinger & deVilleneuve
Bicycle Accident Attorneys
The compassionate team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve will help you to speak with the authorities, the driver, as well as the driver’s insurance provider to be able to determine your very best options. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we’re passionate about shielding your legal rights and focused on your best interests! Contact us now and one of our devoted team members will get in touch with you the same day to set up a consultation. We work for you on a contingency basis, which means that we will not require you to pay a fee until we bring your case to successful end!