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Navigating Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycling offers adventure and excitement, but accidents can result in severe injuries due to the vulnerability of riders. The following explores the common injuries, safety considerations, and legal aspects of motorcycle accidents.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often lead to severe injuries, including:

  • Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) even when wearing a helmet.
  • Road rash and abrasions from contact with the road.
  • Fractures and broken bones due to the impact with vehicles or objects.
  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis or long-term disabilities.
  • Internal injuries due to the force of impact.

Safety and Awareness: Critical Elements

Motorcycle safety and awareness among other drivers are pivotal in reducing the frequency and severity of accidents. Drivers of larger vehicles must exercise caution, acknowledging motorcycles on the road to prevent collisions and ensure the safety of motorcyclists.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Collisions with other vehicles when drivers overlook motorcycles.
  • Distracted drivers engrossed in phones or other distractions.
  • Road hazards like uneven surfaces, potholes, or debris.

Why Choose Our Oregon Personal Injury Firm for Motorcycle Accidents?

Defending Insurance Companies for 50 Years

The first rule of a successful negotiation is: Know Your Opponent. In an injury case, your opponents are (1) the insurance industry, and (2) their highly skilled defense law firms.

Fortunately for Spooner Staggs clients, no law firm knows the insurance industry better than we do―we spent 50 years as one of the insurance industry’s top defense firms for their biggest, toughest cases. We’ve walked in their shoes, analyzed thousands of cases for them, and encouraged fair outcomes for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of motorcycle crashes and injuries.

This rare experience has given us an insider’s knowledge and understanding into how the insurance industry analyzes, evaluates, prices, and settles cases. We’ve walked in their shoes, so we know all their tools, tricks, and techniques. We know the buttons to push and the levers to pull to motivate them to settle cases more quickly and for more money.

With an unparalleled understanding of insurance companies cultivated through years of defending them, we bring a uniquely powerful advantage to those seeking justice after a wreck.

Fierce Oregon Motorcycle-Injury Trial Lawyers

Boasting a track record of successful jury trials that few Oregon firms can equal, we are relentless advocates for our clients. We are always ready to take cases to trial, ensuring that our seriously injured clients receive genuine justice.

Insider Knowledge

Understanding the mindset of insurance companies is crucial when seeking fair compensation. We possess a nuanced insight into how insurers operate, evaluate cases, and make settlement decisions. This knowledge allows us to strategically leverage that insight to ensure our clients receive the maximum settlement for their motorcycle injuries. 

Trial Mastery

In an era where fewer cases proceed to trial, we stand as fierce and effective trial lawyers. With a track record of successful jury trials that few law firms in Oregon can equal, we’re ready to expertly take your motorcycles case to trial if necessary. Our commitment to real justice for injured bike-accident victims sets us apart from “paper tiger” lawyers who shy away from the courtroom.

Legal Considerations in Oregon

In Oregon, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) offers coverage for medical expenses up to $15,000 in motor vehicle accidents. While motorcycle policies are not mandated to provide PIP benefits, some insurers may offer them. Understanding policy coverage is crucial for riders injured in accidents.

Determining Liability A Key to Just Compensation

Accurate determination of liability is essential for seeking compensation for injuries and damages from the responsible party. If the other driver is at fault, the injured motorcycle rider can pursue a personal injury claim against the driver’s insurance company, covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and related costs.

Contact Us for Dedicated Legal Representation in Portland, Salem, or across Oregon

With a legacy of defending personal injury claims, our firm is uniquely equipped to assist motorcycle riders injured due to the negligence of other drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a motorcycle, call us to discuss your case with one of our friendly, caring, and experienced attorneys.