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Lance D. Youd

Lake Oswego Bicycle Accident Attorney

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Riding a bike is a favorite pastime and offers an environmentally friendly way to travel, but it also poses certain risks. Pedestrian accidents in Lake Oswego are unfortunately common and can result in potentially catastrophic personal injuries. If you or someone you love is hurt, reach out to Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law

With over 30 years of experience helping victims and their families, our Lake Oswego bicycle accident attorney provides the caring support and professional legal representation you need in filing a claim. To get the total amount of compensation you need to recover, call (503) 399-8967 and request a consultation today. 

Our Lake Oswego Bicycle Accident Attorney Protects The Rights Of Victims In Filing A Claim

Bicycling is a popular hobby and Clackamas County has the distinction of being named a “Bike Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. However, local riders still need to be aware of the potential risks.

Bicycle accidents in Lake Oswego happen on a regular basis and can result in severe and potentially fatal personal injuries. Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, has protected the rights of victims and their families in these cases for over 30 years and can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Common types of injuries suffered by clients our Lake Oswego bicycle accident attorney represent include: 

  • Back and neck injuries, such as sprained or torn muscles, whiplash and fractured vertebrae;
  • Burns and deep lacerations, causing permanent scarring and disfigurement;
  • Head and brain injuries, such as concussions and skull fractures;
  • Internal injuries causing permanent damage to vital organs and body systems;
  • Injuries to the spinal cord or column, causing partial or complete paralysis. 

If you or someone you love suffers these or other bicycle accident injuries in Lake Oswego, get attorney Lance Youd on your side.

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We Hold At-Fault Drivers Accountable

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), close to 800 bicycle accidents happen each year throughout the state. With the number of people who enjoy cycling in our area, bicycle accidents in Lake Oswego pose serious risks.

While having established bike lanes, crosswalks, and other supports help to reduce the risk, it is typically reckless behavior on the part of motorists that is ultimately to blame. At Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, we help you hold them accountable for their actions. Among the most common causes in cases our Lake Oswego bicycle accident attorneys represent include: 

  • Aggressive driving, which includes speeding, tailgating bicyclists, swerving into their lanes, or cutting them off in traffic;
  • Disregarding traffic signs and signals, such as running red lights;
  • Distracted driving, such as talking on cell phones and texting while behind the wheel;
  • Drunk driving, and driving under the influence of recreational drugs.

Steps To Take If You Are Involved In A Bicycle Accident In Lake Oswego

If you are involved in a bicycle accident in Lake Oswego, it is important to take the steps needed to protect yourself and your rights to compensation. This includes: 

  • Notify the police immediately;
  • Get a description of the driver and their vehicle, just in case they flee the scene;
  • Get the contact information for witnesses at the scene;
  • Gather other evidence, if possible, such as photos of your injuries;
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible;
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions for aftercare and activity restrictions. 

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires all drivers to carry a minimum amount of insurance. This can help cover some of your costs in the event of a bicycle accident in Lake Oswego. In the days after your crash, you will likely be contacted by an insurance representative. Before making any statements or signing any documents, contact Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, first. 

Get The Compensation You Need To Recover From Bicycle Accident Injuries In Lake Oswego

When you suffer bicycle accident injuries in Lake Oswego due to the reckless behavior of others, you are entitled under the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS Chapter 31) to hold them accountable for costs you incur as a result.  Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, has over 30 years of experience handling these cases and can help you get the maximum amount you need to recover. 

Our Lake Oswego bicycle accident attorney negotiates with any insurance representatives involved to get you the best possible settlement. If the driver is uninsured or your costs exceed policy limits there are a number of legal strategies Lance D. Youd Attorney as Law will use to maximize his client’s financial recovery. These strategies include but are not limited to an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim, a lawsuit against the negligent party, and negotiations against all lien holders and medical providers with balances due.  While each case is different, common types of compensation available in a bicycle accident lawsuit filed through the Clackamas County Civil Court include:  

  • Coverage of all property damages, including the cost to repair or replace your bike and other items damaged in the crash;
  • Payment of all outstanding medical expenses;
  • Coverage of future medical costs, including diagnostic testing, treatment, and physical therapy;
  • Reimbursement for lost wages;
  • Payment for future losses in income or benefits in the event you suffer ongoing impairments;
  • Payment for pain, suffering, any scarring or disfigurement, and lost enjoyment in life due to your injuries;
  • Punitive damages, an additional amount available that serves to punish at-fault drivers for particularly willful and negligent behavior that contributed to your bicycle accident or the severity of your injuries. 

With over three decades of experience handling these cases, attorney Lance D. Youd is the best choice for helping you get the maximum amount you need to recover from your injuries. He has a proven track record of success, with top results totaling millions in jury awards and insurance settlements. 

Request A Consultation With Our Lake Oswego Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

Bicycle accidents in Lake Oswego can have lasting impacts on your health and may leave you facing huge medical bills and other debts. To get the maximum amount you are entitled to, get Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, on your side. Our experienced Lake Oswego bicycle accident attorney provides the caring support and professional legal representation you need in filing a claim. To request a consultation, call (503) 399-8967 or contact our office online today.

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Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law proudly serves clients in Salem, Portland,and all surrounding areas in the greater Willamette Valley, OR.

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