Recent Posts in Bicycle Accidents Category

  • Family of Cyclist Killed in Garbage Truck Accident Files $10 Million Lawsuit

    || 13-Oct-2017

    The family of the cyclist killed in a collision with a garbage truck filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the driver’s company. 41-year-old Tamar Monhait was riding north on Water Avenue, just north of the Hawthorne Bridge, when the garbage truck made a left turn into her path. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Monhait’s family by Paulson Coletti attorney John Coletti in Multnomah ...
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  • Cyclist Files Claim After Uber & Private Insurer Fail to Cover Accident

    || 27-Oct-2015

    In a case stemming from a July 2, 2015 accident, Lucas Root has filed a lawsuit against Uber and the driver who opened the vehicle door while Root was riding his bike. The action knocked Root to the ground and broke three of his teeth. The suit comes months after the fact. The driver was cited for the bicycle accident and two months after, the driver’s personal insurer declined to provide ...
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  • Oregon Bicycle Injury Attorneys Talk Road Sharing

    || 24-Jul-2014

    Oregon is a mecca for bicyclists. It seems nearly every year the city of Portland tops lists like Best Bicycle Cities in the U.S. With more bicycles on the road in and around the city center, the chances for bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles increases. The Portland Tribune covered a recent accident in an article titled “ Bicyclist Injured in Molalla Crash ”. In an accident in ...
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  • Oregon Bicycle Accident Lawyers Talk Bike Injuries

    || 2-Jan-2014

    As cyclists, automobile drivers and Oregon bicycle accident lawyers, we look at accidents involving a motorist and a bicyclist from a unique perspective. The issue basically comes down to this: many automobile drivers do not respect the bicyclists’ rights to share the roads and bike riders haven’t been educated about sharing the roads with automobiles. The popularity of bicycling has ...
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  • Oregon Bicycle Accident and Injury Representation

    || 20-Sep-2013

    Our firm is based in Portland, Oregon, which is a haven for bicyclists. Portland is a bicycle-friendly city filled with people who rely on their bicycles as their main, and perhaps only, means of transportation. When you have a dense, urban environment crowded with humans, however, you inevitably have occasional clashes and crashes. Portland is no different. According to the Oregonian, between ...
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  • Score One for Bicyclists

    || 2-Jun-2009

    An appellate court in Brooklyn, New York, recently ruled that bicycling is a leisure, as opposed to sporting, activity, paving the way for a lawsuit filed by a bicyclist involved in a bicycling accident caused by roadwork. The lawsuit contends the road construction company left the road in an unsafe state, thus causing the bicyclist’s accident. The accident occurred in 2002 during a group ...
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  • Bicycle Accidents in Portland Oregon

    || 24-Oct-2008

    Tuesday morning (10/21/08) at about 6:50 am I witnessed a cyclist taken down by a car that didn’t see her. The cyclist was doing everything right — helmet, lights, etc — but still was nearly hit. The cyclist was coming down NE Knott and a car coming from a side street to the cyclist’s right did not see the cyclist and pulled out in front of her. It was a foggy morning and ...
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