7 Tips for Cycling Portland at Night

Bicycling is a good way to get some exercise and an excellent way to save on some fuel when getting from point A to point B. However, bicycling in the evening and at night can be significantly more dangerous than riding during the day. Visibility is lowered, and individuals have to contend with the possibility… read more

What Do You Do If You Hit A Cyclist?

Bicycling is a popular activity throughout the state of Oregon. In general, drivers must treat bicycles as vehicles and proceed with caution when operating on the roadway around them. Unfortunately, there are still times when vehicle versus bicycle accidents occur. What happens if you hit a bicyclist with your vehicle? Here, we want to discuss… read more

What Is Oregon’s Bicycle Helmet Law?

There are many bicycle riders in Oregon. Whether riding for recreational purposes or using a bicycle as a main method of transportation, it is important that citizens of the state understand the laws regarding bicycling. Many people ask whether or not a bicycle helmet is mandatory in Oregon. Here, we want to outline bicycle helmet… read more

How to Spot a Counterfeit Bike Helmet

One of the most important things you can do to stay safe when riding a bicycle is to wear a helmet. Whether you or a loved one are a regular rider, encourage helmet use as a way to prevent injuries or even death. While it may seem easy enough to purchase a helmet for you… read more

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

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… read more

Cyclist Sues After Accident | Uber Failure to Cover

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… read more

Oregon Bicycle Injury Attorneys Talk Road Sharing

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… read more

Oregon Bicycle Accident Lawyers Talk Bike Injuries

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…. read more

Score One for Bicyclists

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… read more