Bend Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicyclists are completely unprotected and vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash with a motor vehicle. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident that was someone else’s fault, contact the Bend personal injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC right away. We are committed to holding careless motorists accountable for injuries they have caused to bicyclists.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Bicycle Accident Statistics

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports the following facts for 2016:

Nationwide, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports:

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

Many bicycle accidents are caused by distracted or negligent drivers. Common types of crashes include:

Common Injuries in Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash. Common injuries in bicycle accidents include:

Who Is Liable?

In the state of Oregon, the same laws for establishing liability apply to bicycles and cars. Whichever driver or operator was negligent and caused the accident is liable for damages. Under Oregon’s modified comparative negligence laws, if someone else caused the accident, your award for damages may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. For example, if your damages amounted to $100,000 and you were found to be 20% to blame for the accident, your award would be reduced to $80,000.

Why You Need a Lawyer

If a negligent driver caused your bicycle accident and injuries, that party’s insurance company will try to assign as much fault for the accident as possible to you in an effort to reduce the payout. It is in your best interests to have an experienced bicycle accident attorney by your side, who can determine and establish cause and liability, negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and fight aggressively for your rights in court, if necessary.

Connect with Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC

Our attorneys have a reputation for recovering substantial compensation for our clients. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of another, call Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC as soon as possible. We can help you pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve.