Coos Bay Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
The state of Oregon has been referred to as “biker’s heaven” because we have some of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the United States! Not only does Oregon feature gorgeous countryside, but there are miles of scenic back roads and different terrain – everything from coastline to high desert – and motorcyclists from across the country flock here for those reasons. The largest issue a motorcyclist can have though is that regardless of how mindful they are of safety precautions they are nevertheless at the mercy of car and truck drivers. Statistics show that motorcyclists are characteristically some of the safest drivers sharing the roads. It is therefore not surprising that in nearly three-fourths of accidents involving motorcyclists and automobiles, the car driver is usually at fault. Injuries to the biker are more often than not going to be much more severe than those sustained by someone in a car. Even with protective gear, the head and neck regions are incredibly susceptible to harm, and there is a strong possibility of traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI) paralysis, amputations, and death. Of the many causes for motorcycle accidents, some of the most common are:
- Autos driving into the motorcycle’s lane
- Autos failing to yield to motorcycles
- Bad road conditions
- Defective safety gear
- Bad weather conditions
Unfortunately, there is a prevailing negative social stigma about “bikers”. That mindset is shared by the insurance companies and they will use it against the injured party when deciding on a settlement amount. If you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle crash, you will need an attorney keenly acquainted with the strategies that insurance companies use – and just how to challenge them!