Oregonians are embracing the environmental and health benefits of cycling in ever increasing numbers. While motorists and cyclists are doing there best to learn how to share the road; bicycle injury accidents between the two are occurring with regular frequency. Common scenarios include being “doored,” the “left hook,” and the “right hook”. If you sustained a bicycle injury as a result of a bicycle vs. car, truck or motorcycle collision, you need an experienced attorney who is also a bicyclist and who can fight for your bicycle injury rights. Joe Durkee is that attorney! As a prior trial attorney for two prominent national insurance companies, he has the experience and skill to zealously pursue your bicycle injury claim effectively and efficiently.
Call Joe today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Telephone (971) 998-6790.
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Have you suffered a bicycle injury as the result of a negligent driver? If so, you have rights! Many Oregon laws specifically allow for the safety of Oregon Bicyclists because bicycle injury cases are usually catastrophic in nature. You should be aware of the various laws that spell out your rights and obligations as a bicyclist or a person who has sustained a bicycle injury:
Oregon’s Vulnerable Roadway User law affords cyclists and pedestrians more protection from motorists. You should arm yourself with this knowledge.
If you have suffered a bicycle injury and feel that the at-fault driver should be ticketed you can take advantage of the private party ticket initiation process under Oregon Revised Statute 153.058. In extreme situations that result in a bicycle injury you can initiate an arrest as a private person under Oregon Revised Statute 133.225 for crimes such as assault, menacing, reckless endangerment and harassment.
To help avoid being the victim of an accident that causes bicycle injury, you should be aware of all or your responsibilities as a bicyclist including, but not limited to; signaling, lighting, riding on sidewalks, safe passing, helmets and stopping. It is always advisable to learn about bicycle safety by enrolling in a certified bicycle safety course prior to riding on public roads.
If you or someone you care about has sustained a bicycle injury as a result of another persons negligence, give Joe Durkee a call for a free, no obligation consultation. Telephone (971) 998-6790.
In addition to his bicycle accident practice Joe Durkee also handles pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident, auto accident, aviation accident and diminished value cases. Joe is also an experienced Oregon Mediator and Arbitrator.