Bicycle Accidents

Had an accident while cycling in Portland? That's more common than you think - and we can help.

Portland, Oregon, is a hotspot for bicycling. Unfortunately, Portland is also a hotspot for bad drivers! Portland has actually been named by Allstate Insurance as the 190th out of 200 cities for Good Driving Standards, which puts our beautiful city way down at the bottom. 

So, while biking is a great way to travel, it is good for the environment, and good exercising, biking in Portland, Oregon puts you at a greater risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Bicyclists are less visible to motorists than other vehicles. As a result bicyclists are involved in a disproportionate percentage of traffic accidents. Also, because there is not a protective shell around a bicyclist like there is around a motor vehicle, bicyclists often suffer more serious injuries than motorists when involved in a traffic accident.

Portland Traffic patterns and crowded roads make cycling accidents common.

As an avid cyclist himself, John Pinzelik is passionate about advocating for bikers in Portland. 

Bicyclists have the same rights on the road as motor vehicle drivers! If you are a cyclist who has been involved in a traffic accident with a car, truck, or even another bicycle and you believe the other party is at least partially at fault, contact Pinzelik Law. We can help you recover damages for your physical injuries, emotional suffering, and any present and future wages you lost as a result of your inability to work after a bicycle accident. We have experience dealing with accidents resulting from:

  • left hooks
  • right hooks
  • collisions with car doors
  • having to take evasive action

Advocating for Cyclists injured in Portland Traffic

Our legal team will look at all the elements of your case so that we can make the strongest argument for you to recover for all the damages that you suffered. Being involved in a traffic accident can be stressful, especially when you are trying to recover your health, and, at the same time, deal with insurance companies. Let us be in your corner. We are used to dealing with insurance companies both as their defense counsel and also representing plaintiffs in their claims against them. We can present evidence of your injuries and the other party’s negligence in a way that is compelling to insurance companies, juries, and judges.

John will employ creative strategies to maximize your recovery. We will seek payment from all relevant sources including insurance policies, companies who may have supplied a defective bicycle product, and public entities such as cities who may have put up inadequate signage or constructed the road in such a way that it contributed to the severity of your injuries. In many bicycle accident cases we seek the expertise of medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, and other relevant industry experts to make sure that we understand your case inside and out.

Client-first Mentality and Experience in Personal Injury Cases

We strive to make consulting an attorney about an injury as easy as possible. John will meet with clients at any time and can visit you at home or in your hospital room if need be. We provide a free initial consultation to find out more information about your case and to answer any preliminary questions you may have about the attorney-client relationship and the relevant law.

Our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis which means that we don’t get paid unless you do.

For more information about filing a personal injury claim after a bicycle accident, contact us today.

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