Oregon is a beautiful place to ride a bicycle. With many cars sharing the road with bicyclists, however, Oregon also has a high bicycle accident rate. If you or a loved one are involved in an automobile vs bicycle collision, our firm is here to help.
Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping people who have been injured through no fault of their own.. We have offices located in Hillsboro and Gresham, but serve clients throughout Oregon and Washington.
Driver Awareness and Behavior
One of the main challenges facing cyclists is sharing the road with motorists who may not fully grasp or respect the rights of those on two wheels. In some instances, drivers, either out of ignorance or impatience, might disregard right-of-way laws, putting cyclists in harm's way. Some drivers hold a common misconception that bicycles should not be on main roads at all, leading to aggressive driving behaviors like tailgating, horn honking, or even verbal confrontations.
Common Causes of Accidents
- Right Hooks: This is when a vehicle turns right, cutting off a cyclist going straight. The sudden turn leaves the cyclist little time to react, often resulting in a collision.
- Left Hooks: In this scenario, a vehicle turns left across the path of an oncoming cyclist. Misjudging the cyclist's speed or failing to spot them in time frequently causes such accidents.
- Intersection Collisions: Intersections are complex zones with vehicles and cyclists moving in multiple directions. Without proper signaling and awareness, these areas become prime spots for accidents. Cyclists might be side-swiped by cars or collide with crossing cyclists.
- Encroachment into Bicycle Lanes: Despite dedicated bike lanes, there are instances where drivers, either due to distraction or intentional disregard, veer into these lanes, posing a direct threat to cyclists.
- Car Door Collisions: Often termed as "dooring," this happens when a vehicle's door is suddenly opened in the path of an oncoming cyclist. The abruptness of the event leaves the cyclist with little room to swerve or stop, leading to serious injuries.
Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers are Here to Help
Due to the prevalence of crashes involving bicyclists,, Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers has committed themselves to helping bicyclists who are injured due to the negligence of others.
Leveraging Insurance Knowledge
Understanding the intricacies of how insurance companies operate, evaluate claims, and strategize in lawsuits has armed Vames, Wang & Sosa with invaluable insights.
We are aware of the tactics insurance firms use to minimize or deny claims. This knowledge is instrumental in crafting a robust legal strategy for clients, ensuring that they receive full and fair compensation. Our insider perspective enhances Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers' ability to achieve maximum recovery for victims, addressing the immediate aftermath of accidents and the long-term implications. We believe in personalized service to maximize value.
Oregon's vibrant cycling culture is a testament to the Pacific North West's progressive vision. However, it’s important to remember that every cyclist and motorist plays a role in public safety. .
Should an accident happen, it's comforting to know that expert legal guidance, such as that offered by Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers, is just a call away.
Your safety and rights on the road are paramount. If you, or someone you know, have been impacted by a bicycle accident, don't navigate the aftermath alone. Contact Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers today for a free, confidential case evaluation. Together, we can navigate how you can best move forward and obtain the compensation you deserve. Call now at 503-669-3426 to get the help you need today!
Areas of Expertise:
Car accident injuries
Motorcyle accident injury
Semi-truck accident injury