In most cases, it is important to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after sustaining an injury from a motorcycle accident. Fault determination is critical in a personal injury case. In our experience, insurance companies will look to shift the blame if possible. There are many facts to establish that you may not consider. For example, the type of helmet worn during the crash can play a role. At the crash site, there is likely time-sensitive evidence to be collected. Performing traffic collision reconstruction is challenging but possible when the right information is collected. Don't let your potential evidence be lost due to unnecessary delay. However, don't be dissuaded if it has been some time since your crash. You may also be surprised by what potential evidence persists.
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Under existing Oregon Law, motorcycle riders are protected even less than other motorists when it comes to statutory Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits in their auto insurance policies. Statutorily, the minimum PIP benefits for reasonable and necessary medical care after a motorcycle accident are a mere $2,000. Many insurance companies will only offer the minimum PIP medical benefits in Oregon, leaving riders with little recourse besides carrying far more expensive personal health insurance with low out-of-pocket maxes and deductibles.
When crashes involving motorcycles happen, the rider is particularly vulnerable. Normal car accidents have more protection due to airbags, safety belts, and crumple zones. Motorcycles simply don't have the same protection as cars. They can also accelerate faster than most vehicles. Many motorcycle accidents occur at full speed with no braking occurring from either party due to the car driver not seeing the motorcyclist at all until the collision has occurred. This is why motorcycle crashes have such a high potential for catastrophic injury or wrongful death. This is why it is imperative to contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at Johnson Law, P.C. as soon as possible after you are injured in order to receive fair compensation.
Motorcycle accidents result in a wide spectrum of injuries, but these are some of the commonly encountered injuries:
Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by negligent drivers who:
Whether you had a car pull out in front of you or a truck sideswipe you on the highway, the attorneys at Johnson Law stand ready to aggressively advocate for your rights while also ensuring that you receive the individualized attention that you deserve. We will do our best to walk in your shoes, and by doing so we will be better able to secure the justice you deserve.