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Helping You Navigate the Legal Process After a Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. In the aftermath of a crash, you may be left with serious injuries, mounting medical bills, and a long road to recovery. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

At Pacific Cascade Legal, our Eugene motorcycle accident lawyer is here to help you understand your legal rights and options. We know that no amount of money can undo the trauma you have experienced, but we also know that a fair settlement or verdict can help you recover and move forward. Our team is prepared to fight for you and your future.

Call (541) 329-7455 or contact us online today to request a consultation with our motorcycle accident attorney in Eugene.

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

    A motorcycle accident refers to any incident involving a motorcycle, often resulting in damage to the bike, injury, or death to the rider or others involved. These accidents can happen due to various reasons, with some common causes involving motor vehicles:

    • Left-Turn Collisions: One of the most frequent types of motorcycle accidents involves a car making a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. The car misjudges the speed of the motorcycle or fails to notice it altogether, leading to a collision.
    • Lane Changes and Merging: When a car changes lanes or merges without properly checking blind spots, they might collide with a motorcycle already occupying that space.
    • Rear-End Collisions: Motorcycles can be harder for drivers to spot in traffic. If a car follows a motorcycle too closely and fails to stop in time, it can result in a rear-end collision.
    • Dooring Accidents: Sometimes, a driver or passenger in a parked car opens their door without checking for oncoming motorcycles, causing the motorcycle to collide with the door.
    • Unsafe Overtaking: When a car attempts to pass a motorcycle without leaving enough space or misjudges the distance, it can cause a collision.
    • Speeding and Reckless Driving: Both motorcycle riders and car drivers engaging in speeding or reckless behavior significantly increase the risk of accidents.
    • Distracted Driving: Whether it's texting, eating, adjusting the radio, or other distractions, drivers not paying attention to the road are more likely to cause accidents involving motorcycles.
    • Driving Under the Influence: Alcohol or drugs impair a driver's ability to react quickly and make sound judgments, leading to a higher likelihood of accidents involving motorcycles.
    • Poor Road Conditions: Uneven road surfaces, potholes, debris, or slippery conditions can pose more significant risks to motorcycles compared to cars due to their smaller size and less stable nature.
    • Failure to Yield Right of Way: Drivers not giving the right of way to motorcycles when required by traffic rules can result in accidents.

    Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    Motorcycle accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, from minor scrapes and bruises to life-threatening trauma. Even low-speed motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries, as motorcyclists are not protected by the steel frame of a car or truck.

    Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:

    • Road rash: Road rash is a type of friction burn that occurs when a motorcyclist’s skin scrapes against the pavement. Road rash can range from mild to severe, and it can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement.
    • Broken bones: Motorcyclists often suffer broken bones in accidents. Broken bones can be extremely painful and may require surgery to repair.
    • Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and contusions, are common in motorcycle accidents. These injuries can be painful and may require physical therapy to heal.
    • Head injuries: Motorcyclists are at a high risk of suffering a head injury in an accident. Even if you were wearing a helmet, you may have suffered a concussion or another type of traumatic brain injury.
    • Spinal cord injuries: Motorcycle accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, which can result in partial or complete paralysis. These injuries are often permanent and require lifelong medical care.
    • Internal organ damage: Motorcyclists can suffer internal organ damage in an accident, even if they do not have any visible injuries. Internal organ damage can be life-threatening and may require emergency surgery.
    • Amputations: In some cases, a motorcyclist’s limb may be crushed in an accident. If the limb cannot be saved, it may need to be amputated.

    How Our Firm Can Help You

    At Pacific Cascade Legal, we understand that no two motorcycle accident cases are the same. That is why we take the time to get to know you and your story. Our Eugene motorcycle accident attorney will work with you to understand your goals and develop a personalized legal strategy that is tailored to your unique needs.

    When you choose our firm, you get:

    • Compassionate guidance: We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Our team is here to provide the compassionate support and guidance you need.
    • Aggressive advocacy: We are not afraid to take on insurance companies and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. Our team is prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
    • Responsive communication: We are committed to being available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our team will keep you informed about any developments in your case and promptly respond to your calls and emails.
    • Contingency fees: We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

    Our team is committed to helping motorcycle accident victims and their families make the best possible recovery from injury. We can review the facts of your case, help you understand your legal rights and options, and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

    Contact us today at (541) 329-7455 to discuss your case with our experienced legal team.

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