Issues Motorcyclists Face
While riding motorcycles is an exhilarating and enjoyable experience, motorcyclists face many issues when it comes to roadways. With vehicle drivers unfamiliar with motorcycles, their understanding and knowledge of motorcycle road maneuvers is minimal. On top of the lack of knowledge of motorcyclist maneuvers, many drivers simply do not see motorcyclists on the roadways. Oftentimes, many people are not knowledgeable or lessen motorcyclists’ right-of-way on roadways.
Common accidents motorcyclists encounter are head-on collisions, lane change accidents, rear-end collisions, high-speed accidents, and left-turn collisions in intersections.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents
Insurance plays a large role in motorcycle accidents. In Oregon, if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident where the driver of the vehicle is at fault, the first $15,000 of medical costs is covered under your PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Insurance. If you don’t have PIP coverage, then the driver at fault’s PIP coverage could likely cover the first $15,000 of medical expenses.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident where your medical costs exceed the PIP coverage limitations, it’s important to contact a lawyer to have them review your case. Dealing with insurance companies who are looking for a quick and easy settlement, with minimal payout, can be intimidating. It’s important to find a lawyer that understands the compensation you are due in order to maximize your settlement.
What to Look for In a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
When you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, it’s imperative to find a lawyer that understands the laws around motorcyclists. This can differ from a Personal Injury lawyer due to the laws pertaining specifically to motorcyclists. Knowledgeable of these laws, and the long-term implications of a major motorcycle accident, Oregon Legal is dedicated to fighting for successful settlements for motorcyclists. With the complexity of dealing with insurance companies, quantifying the compensation of medical costs, and the extended litigation process, it’s important to find a lawyer that is experienced in these types of cases.
How Oregon Legal Can Help During a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcyclists are oftentimes the “underdogs” of the roadways. Here at Oregon Legal, we are dedicated to fighting for fair compensation due to motorcyclists involved in accidents, and not allowing motorcyclists to be “underdogs” in the legal pursuit of what’s due to them.