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Motorcycle accidents are often far more serious than other types of motor vehicle accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than passenger vehicle occupants. Even if a motorcyclist survives a crash, they are likely to sustain severe injuries. When these crashes are caused by the negligence of other motorists or parties, the victims may be entitled to compensation for their damages.

At Pacific Cascade Legal, our Oregon City motorcycle accident lawyers have a proven track record of success in these cases. We have helped many clients fight for the full, fair recovery they were owed, and we are prepared to do the same for you.

Contact us online or call (503) 212-9014 to discuss your case with our motorcycle accident attorneys in Oregon City. We offer free initial consultations.

What Causes Most Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by various factors, from poor weather conditions to defective motorcycle parts. However, the majority of motorcycle wrecks are the result of driver negligence. According to the NHTSA, about 2/3 of all motorcycle accidents involve another motorist who failed to yield the right of way to the motorcyclist and caused a collision.

The reality is that many drivers simply do not know how to safely share the road with motorcycles. They are not used to looking out for motorcyclists and, as a result, they often fail to see them. This is especially true when drivers are making left-hand turns at intersections and/or changing lanes.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents caused by driver negligence include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to obey traffic signs/signals

Who is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?

Liability for a motorcycle accident depends on the underlying cause of the crash. In most cases, motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of another motorist. However, in some cases, a defective motorcycle part or even a dangerous road condition may be to blame.

At Pacific Cascade Family Law, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Portland can help you determine who is liable for your damages, which may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability and/or disfigurement
  • Reduced quality/ enjoyment of life

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist, it is important that you take legal action as soon as possible. Oregon has a strict statute of limitations on personal injury claims, which is generally two years from the date of the injury-causing incident. If you fail to file a claim within this time window, you will likely lose your right to recover compensation.

What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

Motorcycle accident injuries can be extremely serious, often resulting in life-altering consequences. Even if you are a highly experienced and cautious motorcyclist, you may not be able to avoid a crash caused by a negligent driver. When this happens, the best course of action is to seek immediate medical attention and, once you are on the path to recovery, contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Portland.

Some of the most common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents include:

  • Head injuries, including skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Facial injuries, including eye injuries and severe lacerations
  • Neck and back injuries, including whiplash and herniated discs
  • Spinal cord injuries, including partial or complete paralysis
  • Broken bones, including broken legs, arms, ribs, and hips
  • Crush injuries, often resulting from being pinned under a motorcycle
  • Internal organ damage
  • Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations (road rash)
  • Severe burns
  • Amputations

As you can see, many of these injuries are life-threatening and/or result in significant long-term damage. If you suffered any of these or other injuries in a motorcycle crash, you are likely facing extensive medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Our Portland motorcycle accident lawyers can help you fight for the fair compensation you need and deserve.

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help?

At Pacific Cascade Family Law, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Portland can help you by:

  • Investigating the crash and gathering evidence
  • Working with accident reconstruction experts to determine the cause of the accident
  • Calculating the full extent of your damages
  • Reviewing all applicable insurance policies and ensuring you are not being taken advantage of by greedy insurance companies
  • Handling all communication and negotiation with the insurance company and opposing parties
  • Preparing your case for trial, if necessary
  • Aggressively advocating for your rights and pursuing the maximum compensation you are owed

Our team has a comprehensive understanding of Oregon personal injury law and can help you navigate the legal process from start to finish. We are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and corporations, and we have the resources to handle even the most complex motorcycle accident claims.

When you need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Oregon City, you can rely on Pacific Cascade Legal for the compassionate support and aggressive advocacy you deserve.

To request a free initial consultation, contact us online or call (503) 212-9014 today.

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