Roseburg Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Roseburg may be home to less than 25,000 people, but the city has 879 bicycle routes and a bicycling club, proving – once again – that Oregonians are serious about their bicycles! This is wonderful for the environment, but not always so wonderful for bicyclists, because more bicycles on the road mean more bicycle accidents. Last year alone, almost 19,000 bicyclists were in accidents that caused injuries; 3000 people suffered serious injuries, and – sadly – more than 300 people died. The most serious accidents and injuries that occur on a bicycle usually involve a car, and when a car and a bicycle collide – there is no contest; the bicycle will always lose. The most common cycling accidents include:
- Motorists driving across the route of the bicyclist
- Cyclists riding into the route of the car or truck driver
- Cyclists leaving the pavement and riding across the route of a car or truck driver
Shlesinger & deVilleneuve have been representing injured Oregonians for the past four decades; we are passionate about your rights, and dedicated to your welfare. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible, even if you think your injuries are minor. It is easy to not notice how severely you have been injured at first, sometimes the pain does not really start to prove itself for hours, sometimes days after the fact. This is usually because of the shock of the accident and the adrenaline released. For a bicyclist, there is no protection for the body at all. Even with a helmet, the back and neck are particularly vulnerable, and while an injury anywhere in this area may seem relatively minor initially, it can quickly turn into a chronic and serious problem as times goes on. Your head, neck and your back are vital areas of your body, each full of intricate nerve systems – even a small injury to these areas can easily escalate to something major.
The caring and compassionate attorneys at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve can provide guidance and help you to speak with law enforcement as well as with the at-fault driver’s insurance adjuster. While the police are a neutral party in the accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company has a vested interest is offering the least amount of compensation as possible – it is important to retain the services of a skilled personal injury attorney quickly to get the guidance that you need in talking with the adjuster, and making sure your rights are protected. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we are passionate about your rights, and dedicated to your welfare! Call our office; we will get back to you the same day to set up your complimentary consultation. We work on behalf of our personal injury clients on a contingency basis; there is never any fee unless we recover compensation for you. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, our record speaks for itself – let us speak for you!