Hillsboro Bicycle Accident Attorneys
While the weather doesn’t always cooperate, the traffic patterns and infrastructure of our beautiful city are perfectly suited for riding bicycles. In fact, as Hillsboro grows, people are moving to this area for many reasons – including how bike-friendly it is.
However, most people do not ride their bike year round, and when they are not riding their bike – they are driving their car. The more people that are attracted to all of the amazing things that Hillsboro has to offer, the more cars and bicycles on the road.
That means more of a chance for automobiles and bicycles to cross paths in a way that is not bike-friendly. In fact, anytime that a bicycle and automobile collide it is a much worse situation for the bicyclist.
While most bicycles don’t have a motor, the roadways around Hillsboro allow for bicyclists to gain some speed and that means a much greater risk for long-term and permanent disability or even death in the event of a collision with an automobile.
The most common circumstances that lead to a bicycle accident are:
- Motorist emerging into the path of the cyclist
- Motorist turning across the path of the cyclist
- Cyclist riding into the path of a motorist
- Cyclist riding off the pavement into the path of a motorist
- Minor child playing on bicycle or riding too fast
If you are in a collision with a vehicle while you are riding your bike, and you are able to stand-up and walk away, you might feel like you just cheated death. However, that doesn’t mean that you have cheated a long-term injury. In fact, just because you feel ‘fine’ doesn’t mean that you don’t have some kind of injury.
That is why it is always important to get immediate medical attention in the event of a bicycle accident involving a vehicle. And, then contact our office right away. The sooner you do these two things, the sooner you have support and protection to help you through the healing process.
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve, we have been fighting to protect the future of injured Hillsboro residents since 1971. Our record speaks for itself with a whopping $100 million and counting secured in settlements for our clients.
The first step is to call us and have a complimentary consultation scheduled. We will use this time to meet you and learn all about your story. Don’t worry about the cost for our services. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t owe us a dime unless we win for you.