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Lance D. Youd

Portland Bicycle Accident Attorney


A bicycle accident can happen in a second, but the impacts may stay with you for the rest of your life. Bicycle accident victims suffer some of the worst injuries when they are in an accident. If you have been hurt, you likely have many questions about how you will pay for your medical expenses, and how you will recover the income you lost from being unable to go to work. Although there is no way to undo your injury, our Portland bicycle accident attorney can help you claim the compensation you need to make a full recovery.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Portland

There are more bicyclists per capita in Portland than any other major city in the country. Six percent of commuters in Portland use a bike to get to and from work, which also tops any other city in the nation. The amount of cyclists on the roads unfortunately means that bicycle accidents are common throughout Portland. The most common causes of these crashes are as follows:

  • Negligent drivers: The vast majority of bicycle accidents in the city are caused by negligent drivers. Careless motorists who text while driving, speed, tailgate, drive under the influence, or fail to yield to bicyclists should be held liable for their negligent actions.
  • Improper road conditions: The second most common cause of bicycle crashes is improper road conditions. These include conditions such as uneven road surfaces, a lack of bicycle lanes, lack of traffic signs and signals, and potholes.
  • Crashes involving fixed objects: Fixed objects on the road, such as a sign that extends onto a bike path, can cause a bicycle accident. Dooring, which happens when a driver of a parked vehicle opens their door into the path of an oncoming cyclist, is also very common.
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What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

The aftermath of a bicycle accident is extremely confusing. You will be suffering from serious injuries, and may not know what to do next. In order to protect your safety and well-being, and claim the full damages you deserve, the most important steps to take include:

  • Seek medical attention, even if you do not think you were injured or you think your injuries are very minor.
  • Report the accident to the police immediately.
  • Take note of the time and place where the accident occurred, as well as a description of the vehicle and the driver.
  • Take photos of the accident scene, your bicycle and any other vehicle involved, and your injuries.
  • Obtain a copy of the police report.

After you have left the scene and received the appropriate medical care, you should then speak with a Portland bicycle accident lawyer.

Contact Our Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorney in Portland

When the negligent actions of another person or entity have caused a bicycle crash, you need sound legal advice. Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, is the Portland bicycle accident attorney you can count on to help you claim the full damages you deserve. Call us now at (503) 399-8967 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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At Youd Law, we pride ourselves in offering unmatched service. Lance and his staff are responsive and respectful, providing efficient, expert assistance in a kind and courteous manner.


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K H Family Family Law 2019

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KW July 2019

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RD July 2019

God answers…..One of our dear friends reached out to a lawyer she knows for me. What a great man! He contacted me and spent over a half an hour on the phone answering my questions.


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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.


1596 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97302
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