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Gresham Bicycle Accident Attorney

Gresham, Oregon sees thousands of bicyclists on its roads and sidewalks each year. Cycling is an environmentally friendly way to get around. The City of Gresham encourages biking by attempting to improve the safety of its streets and maintenance of its riding surfaces. Unfortunately, these measures are not always successful.

The most recent bicycle accident statistics for the State of Oregon (2017) reported 764 bicycle accidents. These accidents caused 761 bicyclist injuries and 10 deaths. At Tillmann Law, our Gresham bicycle accident attorneys have years of experience representing clients in this practice area. Call (503) 272-8986 today to schedule your free legal consultation in Gresham.

Why Choose Our Gresham Bicycle Accident Lawyers?

  • We can quickly investigate any bicycle accident to determine fault.
  • We know how to help clients demand fair financial compensation.
  • We have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of past clients.
  • We can take claims to trial in Multnomah County, OR, if necessary.
  • We accept Gresham bicycle accident suits on a contingency fee basis.

Oregon Bicycle Laws

If you frequently bike around Gresham, it is important to learn all the laws and regulations that relate to you. As a vulnerable road user, following the rules could decrease your risk of getting into a collision. It could also enable you to protect your claim to damages against a defendant who might otherwise allege comparative fault to reduce your recovery award.

  • Bicycles are technically vehicles. Bicyclists must obey most of the same traffic laws as other motorists, including traffic direction, signs, control signals, rights-of-way, speed limits, and drunk driving laws.
  • Bicyclists under 16 need helmets. All bikers under the age of 16 in the State of Oregon must wear safety-approved helmets while riding on public roads and highways. Cyclists over the age of 16, however, do not have to wear helmets.
  • All bicycles must have the proper gear. It is against the law to operate a bicycle between dusk and dawn without a rear red lamp or reflector and a white headlight visible from the correct distances.

Oregon has many other bicycle laws you should know before your ride. Also learn the municipal rules your city or county might have in place. In Portland, for example, the law prohibits bicyclists to ride on downtown sidewalks. Obeying the laws that apply to you could keep you out of the path of a motor vehicle driver. It could also optimize your chances of obtaining financial compensation after a wreck.

Common Bike Accident Injuries

A bicyclist faces a high risk of serious bodily injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle. The crash could throw the bicyclist off his or her bike and into the oncoming car or roadway. A lack of safety protections increases the cyclist’s risk of injury. For example, even if wearing a helmet, the bicyclist could strike his or her head and suffer a disabling brain injury. At Tillmann Law, we can represent victims in Gresham with all types of bike accident injuries.

  • Road rash, lacerations or traumatic tattooing
  • Head injuries or skull fractures
  • Face and mouth injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries or concussions
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Muscle damage
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Organ injuries

On top of significant physical injuries, a bad bicycle accident could also inflict substantial emotional harm on a survivor. The bicyclist might not be able to get back on his or her bike without suffering flashbacks or anxiety about another accident. An accident could lead to long-term psychological health problems, including depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. At Tillmann Law, we can help bicyclists seek fair compensation for all their damages: physical, emotional, and financial.

Contact a Gresham Bicycle Accident Lawyer

A bicycle accident can be life-changing. Luckily, you do not have to accept your losses without a fight. Hiring a Gresham bicycle accident lawyer from Tillmann Law in Gresham could help you achieve a fair recovery from the at-fault party. Discuss your case in detail with our attorneys today. Call (503) 272-8986 or request a free evaluation online. We also offer services in Portland, reach our bike accident lawyer.