Beaverton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Each year, thousands of bikers flock to Beaverton and surrounding areas to ride our beautiful and scenic highways. While riding a bicycle is also a great way to see Oregon countryside, a motorcycle will get you a bit further and is still a great and economical way to get around.
While some people still equate motorcycle riders with being outlaws or trouble makers, the statistics show this is definitely not the case. In fact, data from the Oregon Department of Transportation reflects that motorcyclists are some of the safest and most protective drivers on our highways and roadways.
These statistics are great for changing the stereotype, but not so great when you think of it from the perspective of collisions. This statistic also means that automobile drivers are not driving as safely as motorcyclists are, and are more likely to be the cause of a collision.
When a collision occurs between a motorcycle and an automobile, there is no question who is going to sustain greater injuries. Even though the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, their body is much less protected than that of an automobile driver and they are far more likely to sustain injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, amputation, and even death.
Typically, a collision between a motorcyclists and automobile driver will be caused by one of the following scenarios:
- Motorists switching into a motorcyclist’s lane, disregarding right-of-way laws
- Motorists failure to allow motorcyclists room to merge at highway exit and entry ramps
- Roadways in disrepair; potholes, unequal pavement
- Inclement weather, difficult nighttime conditions
- Faulty helmets, riding gear, or components
If you have been the victim of any of these scenarios while riding your motorcycle, please contact our office right away. You could be legally entitled to receive awards to cover your medical expenses, pain, and suffering.
To win a motorcycle personal injury case, it is important to fight against the stereotype of bikers, and the team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve knows just how to do that.
We have been fighting the big insurance companies on behalf of our injured clients since 1971, and we know all of the tactics they try. We also know how to pre-empt those tactics and dramatically improve the chances of your case resulting in a favorable outcome.
Because of the extensive injuries that are often caused during a motorcycle accident, it is important that your attorney be knowledgeable and skilled at deciphering medical records. The medical community has a completely different vernacular, and understanding the terminology is essential to compile a solid case.
With our years of experience managing personal injury and motorcycle collision cases, the legal team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve are experts at reading medical records, understanding medical terminology, and putting together a solid case for our injured clients.
When you contact our office, we will first begin by scheduling a free in-person consultation. During this meeting, we will prioritize getting to know you and your story so that we can represent you with your best interests in mind. Next, we will start to make phone calls on your behalf and begin gathering all of the necessary paperwork and records.
All of our personal injury work is done on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not be charged anything – unless we win your case!