Innovative and Compassionate Eugene Bike Accident Lawyers
With over seven decades of collective experience, the Eugene bicycle accident attorneys at Dwyer, Williams, Potter LLP have a 98 percent success rate in representing personal injury victims throughout Oregon. Many of the attorneys and staff at our Eugene bicycle accident law firm are bicycle enthusiast ourselves and understand both the vulnerability of cycles on the streets of Eugene as well as the negative attitude and inconsiderate behavior exhibited by a fair number of motor vehicle drivers. Our Eugene bike accident lawyers understand the unique vulnerability of bicyclists whether on the urban streets of Eugene or outlying rural areas. Dwyer, Williams, Potter LLP diligently seek the full measure of compensation that Eugene bicycle accident victims need to cover medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, loss of services or companionship of a spouse and even punitive damages in the case of particularly egregious conduct. We bring experience in all forms of dispute resolution including informal settlement negotiations, ADR like mediation or arbitration and aggressive litigation.
The term “minor bicycle accident” is a misnomer because a bicyclist is completely exposed when hit by a driver of a car, truck or SUV. The consequences of a collision between a bicycle that may weigh 25 pounds and a “small” passenger vehicle OF 3,000 pounds on the streets of Eugene frequently results in catastrophic injuries for the cyclist. A bicycle rider has no structural protection, safety features like seat belts or air bags and a distinct disadvantage based on the laws of physics. Eugene bicycle accident victims may suffer severe injuries that adversely impact the rider’s ability to make a living or engage in normal life activities. The Eugene law firm of Dwyer, Williams, Potter LLP carefully investigate the circumstances of your bicycle accident, evaluate potential theories of liability and provide a realistic appraisal of the value of your Eugene bicycle accident claim.
Common Factors in a Bike Accident
The general bias that many drivers have toward bicycles can result in dangerous driving practices that put bicyclist at extreme risk of being involved in a serious cycling accident. There are many factors that contribute to a Eugene bicycling accident but some of the most common include the following:
- Motorists who are not focusing all of their attention on the road (i.e. distracted drivers)
- Drunk drivers or those impaired by drugs
- Rude drivers who do not respect cyclist
- Poorly maintained streets with potholes, oil deposits or other unsafe pavement conditions
- Riders who disregard traffic laws and traffic controls
- Aggressive drivers and road rage
- Drivers who do not allow bicyclist appropriate space on the side of the road
Injuries Caused by a Bike Accident
A serious bicycle accident frequently results in the type of catastrophic injuries that can result in major changes in your life including permanent disability from employment, negative impact on your family relationships and an inability to engage in the life experiences, hobbies and activities that may be fundamental to your lifestyle. Some of the serious injuries that can result in a Eugene bicycle accident include:
- Head and brain injuries
- Loss of bodily or mental functioning
- Serious injury to internal organs
- Fractures of the extremities, ribs and other bones
- Neck and spinal injuries
Our Eugene bike accident lawyers can handle the insurance hassles and legal issues so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to your life, job and family. Dwyer, Williams, Potter LLP provides zealous advocacy and compassionate representation to Eugene bicycle accident victims. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle Eugene bicycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay attorney fee unless and until we recover for your injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one.
We invite you to call us today at 888-700-4792 so that we can evaluate your bike accident case and explain your options.