Bicycle riding can be a healthy and safe way to get around. Nothing else allows us the freedom, pleasure and power to move so far, so quickly, with such efficiency.
The hard truth is that cyclists share our roads with cars and trucks that dwarf the size, weight and speed of our bikes. Many drivers don’t know or don’t understand the laws that govern our shared road use, and don’t drive “bike aware.” Unfortunately, Oregon has one of the highest bike fatality rates in the U.S.
True bike “accidents" are rare. In the majority of cases, a driver made a choice to drive unsafe, and disregarded the risk of that choice. As a cyclist, there is often little we can do to avoid a car that drives too fast, recklessly, or without care for others.
If you’ve been injured in a bike crash, we can help make sure you get fair compensation. We work to make sure the police determine fault correctly so you’re not unfairly blamed. We’ll also work with your bike shop so your ride is repaired to its pre-crash condition, with the best available parts.
Call the Law Office of Cameron Carter today for a free consultation.
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