Grants Pass Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Oregon is regarded as a state with a rich offering of amazing countryside and beautiful routes that appeal to motorcycle riders from across the nation. Motorcycles are an exciting, economical, and eco-friendly option for traveling, and data proves motorcyclists to be some of the safest and more defensive drivers on the road. Regrettably, the greatest problem that presents for motorcycle riders is the fact that – regardless of how seasoned and safeguarded they are in general – a motorcyclist is inevitably at risk for a collision with a motor vehicle.
In the event that a motorcycle and a motor vehicle crash, there is very little doubt about who will incur the most damage. A much more unnerving statistic, however, is the fact that, in nearly three-fourths of accidents between a motorcycle and an automobile, the car or truck is found to be at fault.
The most typical factors that cause motorcycle collisions are:
- Cars or trucks turning into the lane of the motorcyclist
- Cars or trucks failing to yield for motorcyclists at exit and entrance ramps
- Road conditions that are poor
- Weather conditions that are poor
- Protective motorcycle equipment or wear that is defective
Injuries from motorcycle accidents are likely to be much more severe compared to those sustained by the driver or passenger in a car or truck. Wearing a helmet is a first right step and absolutely something you should do. However, even with the protection a helmet provides your head and neck are incredibly vulnerable. The risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI), damage to nerves, spinal cord injury (SCI), amputation, death, and paralysis is higher than virtually any other form of vehicular accident.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you will need help from a legal professional who knows the mentality of car insurance organizations. Regardless of the evidence to the contrary, there is frequently a negative social bias about “bikers,” and the insurance company will use this against you when working on settlement negotiations. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve we are intimately familiar with the tactics insurance providers use. This means we understand what must be done to advocate for you! We are going to fight to help you get the award you are due, or when necessary, will bring your case to court! Don’t hesitate to contact our offices for a completely free consultation; a member of our team will return your call the same day. There isn’t any upfront fee; all of the work we do on the behalf of our clients with personal injury claims is directly contingent. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve – we will not accept payment until we win your case!