Oregon Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
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It’s easy for drivers of cars and trucks to forget we share the road with motorcycles. If we’re in a hurry and don’t follow the safety rule of checking our blind spot, a motorcycle accident can easily result. As in other personal injury cases, when a driver doesn’t follow the safety rules of the road and causes someone harm, they are responsible for the harm caused. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Oregon take cases across the state and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your claim.
Motorcycles collision cases often involve a unique set of issues when compared to a typical auto accident case. For example, our motorcycle accident attorneys often see more disputes about liability in these cases. Moreover, insurance companies, jurors and the community can sometimes discount the rights of motorcyclists. These issues require careful and diligent treatment by an experienced Oregon motorcycle accident lawyer.
When involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to preserve as much evidence as possible. Preserving evidence will help your attorney better protect your rights. Our attorneys recommend obtaining witness information, taking photographs, and writing a diary of what happened – this should be done immediately after the collision. The more evidence you preserve, the easier it is for your motorcycle accident lawyer to document the facts of your case for the insurance company, and later, a jury.
This is an example of a jury verdict form that would be used in a typical Oregon motorcycle accident trial. Download
Another unique element of motorcycle accident cases in Oregon is that the law does not require Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits for motorcycle insurance policies. PIP is a benefit that provides no-fault medical insurance and wage-loss benefits to policyholders. In Oregon, all automobile insurance policies must have minimum PIP benefits of $15,000 for medical expense coverage, and $3,000 for wage loss benefits per month for up to a year after the collision. As a result of this benefit not being required, many individuals involved in an Oregon motorcycle collision end up with significant medical bills and wage loss. Our lawyers work with clients to recover these amounts from opposing insurance companies through negotiation and at trial.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys most often see collisions in densely populated areas like Portland, Salem, and Eugene. However, we also see motorcycle collisions in smaller Oregon cities like Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Newport, Lincoln City, Waldport, Sweet Home, and Philomath. Whatever the city, our lawyers are more than willing to answer any questions you have or consult on a potential case. Feel free to give us a call or email us with any questions.