Bicycle Accident Attorneys Portland, OR
Legal Guidance for Injured Cyclists
Portland is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation.
However, even in this top cycling destination, there are many motorists who are not paying attention. Lights and high visibility gear provide some protection against being hit by a car or truck. As bike commuters and avid riders, we advise our friends and family to ride like they are invisible. This is the same advice we give to our clients; sometimes even that doesn’t work. The result is often tragic and some crashes have the potential of being catastrophic.
At Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP, we skillfully represent people who have been injured while riding their bikes due to:
- Dangerous roadway conditions
- Defective bicycling equipment
Additionally, our lawyers can file wrongful death actions on behalf of those who have lost a family member in a bicycle accident.
Pulling from years of experience, resources, and our own passion for biking, our Portland bicycle accident lawyers will aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for you and your family.
Settlement on behalf of cyclist who was struck by a drunk driver who then fled the scene.
Settlement on behalf of a cyclist who was struck by a drunk driver who left the scene.
Settlement on behalf of a cyclist who was struck by a truck.
Biking accidents can wreak havoc on your life
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, possibly leading to quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Neck and back injuries
- Facial injuries, road rash, and contusions
- Broken and crushed bones
No matter the extent of your cycling accident injuries, you deserve to be compensated for the physical pain and financial distress you’re facing as a result of your injury.
Should you get a lawyer after a bicycle accident?
Hiring a lawyer is the best thing you can do after a bike crash that results in injury. Our attorneys, informed by their own cycling experience; are also advised by a vast network of health care professionals and medical experts to ensure that we understand the full extent of your bicycle injuries, the treatment necessary for recovery, and what compensation is necessary for ongoing care. We will use this information, along with our personal biking knowledge and experience handling personal injury claims, to recover compensation on your behalf, which may include:
- Medical bills
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Lost wages and earning power
- Emotional pain and suffering
Quick Answers from Our Attorneys
Q: Do I need to have a bicycle accident report from the police?
“We always recommend calling the police after an accident — especially if the accident resulted in an injury. If a police officer came to the scene of your crash, you’ll need to get a copy of the accident report, or we can request it for you. This report will contain information about who’s at fault, what happened, when the accident occurred, and who was present. This will be an important piece of evidence in your case. If a police officer wasn’t dispatched, we can work together to obtain as much of the information that would be in the report as possible. ”
Q: Who is at fault if a car hits a bicycle in Portland?
“Bicyclists must follow most of the same rules of the road as vehicles. If a bicyclist violates a traffic law, and that violation causes an accident, the biker can be held liable for the injuries of anyone else who was involved in the crash. If you were not charged as “at fault” for the accident and you have sustained injuries, contact us today to learn if you have a case. ”
Q: How soon after a bike accident injury do I need to find a lawyer?
“In most cases, as long as the accident in question occurred within the last 2 years in Oregon and 3 years in Washington, you can still pursue compensation for your bicycle accident injuries. It is always better to get a lawyer involved early to make sure all the important evidence is gathered and preserved. ”
We’re Committed to Creating a Safer Portland
As members of the Street Trust, formerly the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, we do our part to keep the roads safe for all users. From helmet donations to the Share the Road Safety Class co-created by our attorney Christopher Larsen, we’re doing our part to help to reduce bike crashes and injuries in our community.
Hear from past clients
I am a licensed California attorney. When my sister was injured in Portland, I turned to Kristen West McCall. Kristen was responsive, diligent, and most importantly, went beyond expectations in the pursuit of compensation for my sister. I would recommend her unconditionally.
Mr. Dummigan and his staff are very professional and caring. They took a case that no one else would…and put their energy and resources into the case to see it come to a successful close. It was an unfortunate series of events that led me to Mr. Dummigan’s office, but I was thankful for the closure his office brought to my situation.
I could not have asked for a better legal team than all three of you. Thank you again for the time and energy that you and your staff were willing to spend on my behalf, it made these last two years of my life a little more tolerable.
How To Get Started
If you’ve never worked with a lawyer on a bicycle injury case before, no need to worry. We make this easy. Plus, for your peace of mind, we offer a no-win, no-fee promise. Contact us today and talk to us for free.
1. Get in Touch
Fill out our contact form so we can schedule a time to talk.
2. Free Consultation
Tell us about your bike accident and we’ll answer any questions.
3. Get Justice
If you have a case, our attorneys will dedicate their full attention to your case.
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