Motorcycle Accidents

After successfully litigating hundreds of cases, I know what to expect from insurance companies. I use the knowledge and experience gained to maximize my client's recovery. A severe personal injury claim affects more than just your pocketbook, every aspect of your life is touched. My firm strives for compassionate representation through every step of your personal injury case.
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Justin Johnson
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Personal Injury Attorney
Justin Johnson

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? We understand how scary this is

Injured in a Hillsboro motorcycle accident? Get your free consultation now!

Insurance companies can be tough after motorcycle accidents. At Johnson Law, P.C. in Hillsboro, Oregon, we know you're hurt, maybe confused, and probably worried about the future. That's why we're here. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can fight for you and explain your rights in plain English.

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.

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We Can Help You With:

  • Understanding Your Rights: Insurance companies and complex laws can be confusing. We'll explain your legal options in clear, straightforward terms.
  • Securing Medical Care: We can connect you with doctors who specialize in motorcycle injuries and understand the importance of proper documentation.
  • Fighting for Fair Compensation: Insurance companies often undervalue motorcycle accident claims. We know how to build a strong case that demonstrates the full impact of your losses.
  • Navigating the Legal System: From filing paperwork to courtroom appearances, we handle the details so you can focus on healing.

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. This could include things like skid marks, damage to your motorcycle, and even witness statements. We've worked with experts who can reconstruct accidents to show exactly what happened.

Don't wait – the sooner you call, the better chance we have of preserving the evidence you need. However, don't be dissuaded if it has been some time since your crash. You may also be surprised by what potential evidence persists.

Remember, our personal injury consultations are free. Contact us and you will quickly be connected with a capable motorcycle accident lawyer.

Personal Injury Protection Medical (PIP) Benefits for Bikers

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.

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We level the playing field. We know their tactics and how to counter them. We meticulously collect evidence, consult with medical specialists, and negotiate aggressively to secure the maximum compensation possible. We shoulder the burden of this fight, so you can focus on what truly matters – your recovery.

Motorcycle Riders = Eggshells

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.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents result in a wide spectrum of injuries, but these are some of the commonly encountered injuries:

  • Road/friction rash
  • Amputation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Herniated Disks
  • Internal organ damage
  • Severe leg injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Severe gashes, cuts and bruises

Common ways motorcycle accidents happen

Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by negligent drivers who:

  • Travel at excessive speeds causes the driver to be unable to react to changing road conditions
  • Tailgate, particularly during rush hour when traffic is stop-and-go
  • Fail to come to a complete stop before making a right-hand turn when the light is red or there is a stop sign
  • Fail to yield to the right-of-way in an intersection or during lane changes
  • Drive while distracted with a phone
  • Change lanes without properly checking their blind spot for motorcyclists

Aggressive & Compassionate Motorcycle Attorneys

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.

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Hillsboro Motorcycle Accident Attorney FAQ

Being injured in a motorcycle accident can be a physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming experience. You deserve to focus on healing while someone fights for the compensation you need to move forward. Our team at Johnson Law, P.C. understands the unique challenges faced by motorcycle accident victims. We've helped countless riders here in Hillsboro, Tanasbourne, Aloha, and across Oregon secure fair settlements and verdicts.

Get the Answers You Need

The following FAQs address some of the most common questions people have after a motorcycle accident. We encourage you to review this information, but it's important to remember that every case is unique. The best course of action is to schedule a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. We can answer your specific questions, explain your legal options, and guide you through the entire process.

About Your Case and Consultation

  • Do I have to pay for a consultation? No, consultations are absolutely free. We believe you should be able to get legal advice without worrying about the cost.
  • How long will it take to resolve my case? Every case is unique, so there's no single answer. Some cases settle quickly, while others may take longer. We'll keep you updated on the progress and work towards the fastest possible resolution.
  • What if I'm not sure if I have a case? Call us anyway! There's no harm in discussing your situation with an attorney. We can help you understand your options, even if you don't end up hiring us.
  • Do I need to come to your office for a consultation? While we welcome in-person consultations, we understand that might not always be possible. We also offer phone and video consultations for your convenience.

Costs and Lawyer Fees

  • How much does it cost to hire a motorcycle accident attorney? Most motorcycle accident lawyers, including Johnson Law, P.C., work on a contingency fee basis. This means you don't pay us anything unless we win your case and recover compensation for you.
  • What is a typical contingency fee percentage? Percentages can vary, but it's common for attorneys to charge around a third of the settlement or award. We'll clearly explain our fee structure during your consultation.
  • Will there be any other costs besides the lawyer's fee? There won't be any out-of-pocket costs. After we win there may be fees for obtaining medical records or expert witness testimony. We'll be transparent about any potential costs upfront.
  • How Does Johnson Law Handle Their Fee and Medical Bills? Johnson Law believes in really helping our clients and community. We calculate our fee after we win, and only after outstanding medical bills are paid. That means more money in your pocket. We only take cases in which we think we both majorly benefit.

You have a right to be compensated if you were injured due to someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct. Compensation includes being reimbursed for any medical expenses, lost wages, or damage to your vehicle. However, more potential compensation exists.

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Understanding the Accident

  • What should I do at the scene of the accident? If you're able, your priorities should be:
    • Get to safety: Move yourself and your motorcycle out of the roadway if possible.
    • Call 911: Report the accident and request medical help if needed.
    • Exchange information: Get the other driver's name, insurance, contact info, and license plate number.
    • Take photos: Document the scene, vehicle damage, and any visible injuries.
    • Get witness statements: If anyone saw the accident, get their names and contact information.
  • What if I wasn't wearing a helmet? Oregon law requires helmets, but not wearing one doesn't necessarily prevent you from recovering compensation. It's a factor, but there might be other ways to prove the other driver was at fault. Call us to discuss your specific situation.
  • What if the other driver left the scene (hit and run)? Immediately report the accident to the police. You may have uninsured motorist coverage or other options for compensation, even if the at-fault driver is never found.
  • The police report says the accident was my fault. What can I do? Police reports aren't always conclusive. They represent an officer's initial assessment. Contact us to explore your options for challenging the report's findings.

Insurance Questions

  • Should I talk to the other driver's insurance company? It's generally best to let your attorney handle all communication with the other driver's insurance company. Insurers are skilled at getting you to say things that could harm your claim.
  • What if my own insurance company calls? You can be cooperative and provide basic information, but it's advisable to consult with an attorney before giving a recorded statement or signing anything.
  • What is PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage? PIP is a type of insurance that helps cover your medical expenses after an accident, regardless of fault. In Oregon, the minimum PIP for motorcyclists is very low. We can help you understand your coverage and explore options for additional compensation.
  • The insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I take it? Never accept a settlement offer without consulting an attorney first. Initial offers are often low and don't fully account for your long-term losses and needs.

Injury and Recovery Concerns

  • What types of injuries are common in motorcycle accidents? Motorcycle accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, including:
    • Road rash
    • Broken bones
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Internal organ damage
  • What if I don't feel injured right away? It's essential to get a medical evaluation even if you don't think you're seriously hurt. Some injuries, like internal bleeding or concussions, can take time to show symptoms.
  • How will I pay for my medical bills? This will depend on your insurance coverage and the circumstances of your case. Some options include:
    • Your own health insurance
    • PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage
    • The at-fault driver's insurance if they’re liable
    • A lawsuit seeking compensation
  • I'm missing work because of my injuries. Can I get compensated for lost wages? Yes, lost wages can be part of your compensation claim. We'll help you document your lost income and fight for the full amount you deserve.
  • I may have permanent injuries. How does that affect my case? Permanent injuries can significantly increase the value of a claim. It's essential to work with an attorney who understands how to demonstrate the long-term impact of your injuries.

Free Consultations

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No Win, No Fee

Pay us nothing unless we get you a better settlement.

No Up-Front Fees

We work on contingency.

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Example Results

Trucking Collision

Reed Johnson obtained this result for a client who had neck and shoulder surgery caused by the negligence of a trucking company.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Justin Johnson obtained this result when advocating for a client in a T-bone collision that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

Car Crash

Johnson Law obtained this result for a rear-end collision that resulted in a neck injury requiring surgery.

Car vs. Moped

Justin Johnson obtained this result for a client in a non-contact car vs. moped incident resulting in a broken ankle.

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