The Gatti Law Firm feels a close connection to our communities. When someone is hurt in an accident, we see them as a friend and neighbor in need because they often are just that. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident anywhere in Oregon, please let us know by dialing (503) 543-1114. During a free consultation, we can help you determine the next best course of action.
Why should you choose The Gatti Law Firm to represent you?
- We have 45+ years of collective legal experience.
- We have won millions of dollars for our clients.
- We do not charge attorney fees unless we win.
- We can handle cases in and out of court.
Talk to Passersby After an Accident
Gathering evidence for a bicycle accident can be a bit more difficult than you might expect. Most people do not pay the same attention to bicyclists as they do to motorists. In fact, this lack of attention could be the very cause of your bicycle accident that left you with serious injuries. Your accident might not have been seen by other people on the road, but that does not mean you are out of options.
With some luck and awareness of your situation, you hopefully had the chance to talk to pedestrians and other passersby after your bicycle accident. Oftentimes, reliable testimonies can be found from these parties, who are commonly overlooked.
If you were able to get a statement and information from someone who saw your bicycle accident, then you should pass that information to our attorneys. We can reach out to those parties for further discussions, forming their statements into evidence for your case. Meanwhile, you focus on resting and recuperating as best you can.
Seek Medical Attention No Matter What
Be sure to seek medical attention as soon as you can after being in a bicycle accident. At low speeds, a bicyclist may be thrown off their bicycle in a crash, suffering severe yet subtle injuries, like a back injury. At first, the injury might only feel like a sore spot, convincing you it is not serious. As time goes on, though, the true severity of the injury can reveal itself. Heading to the doctor at that point is still important, but the damage might have already been done to your claim.
The key benefits of seeing a medical provider immediately after a bicycle accident are:
- Preserves your health: You need to do whatever you can to take care of yourself after a bicycle accident. A medical provider’s checkup can spot serious injuries you might have otherwise ignored for a general body ache or bruising.
- Validates your claim: When proving that your bicycle accident happened and that it was not your fault, an official paper trail is crucial. Seeing a doctor the same day of your accident makes it clear that you were hurt and that you took the situation seriously enough to try to minimize the extent of your injuries.
Help with Claims & Cases
The Gatti Law Firm was designed to make difficult personal injury claims simpler for our clients. Bicycle accident claims can be more complicated than you might first expect, so we give them even more attention and care. To this end, we can handle your claim and pursue a fair settlement amount through negotiations. We know how insurance companies work, what makes them tick, and what they want to hear during mediation or arbitration.
Alternatively, we have the experience and know-how to take your case to litigation if necessary. Many law firms will stop working on a claim as soon as it becomes clear that a trial will be needed to reach a positive outcome for their clients. Where others back down, we step up to the challenge. Our trial attorneys have represented people throughout Oregon, helping seek justice and compensation before a judge and jury.
Choose a Winning Team for Your Bicycle Accident Claim
When you need compensation to help you stay financially afloat after a bicycle accident, leave your claim in our capable hands. We are determined to do everything we can to get every last penny of compensation owed to you. Every step along the way as your case develops, we will keep you in the loop, discuss what comes next, and give you confidence again in your own future.
Talk about your claim with legal professionals today by dialing (503) 543-1114.