Eugene Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Oregon is one of those states with the kind of beautiful countryside and smaller scenic highways that attracts motorcycle riders from around the country. Motorcycles are a wonderful, cost effective, environmentally efficient way to travel, and statistics show that motorcyclists are some of the safest and most defensive drivers on the road. Unfortunately, the biggest problem a motorcycle rider has is that – no matter how experienced and careful they are – a motorcyclist is still at the mercy of people who are driving cars and trucks. When a motorcycle and a car collide, there is no question which one will suffer more damage. An even more disturbing statistic, however, is that in almost three fourths of motorcycle accidents involving a car, the car is at fault. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
• Automobile drivers turning into a motorcyclist’s lane, violating his or her right-of-way
• Automobile drivers failure to yield to motorcyclists at highway exit and entrance ramps
• Poor road conditions; potholes, uneven pavement
• Poor weather conditions, poor visibility at night
• Defective helmets, motorcycle equipment, or components
Motorcycle injuries are almost always going to be far more serious and extensive than for someone inside a car. Even with helmets, the head and neck area are extremely vulnerable, and the possibility of traumatic brain injury (TBI), nerve damage, spinal cord injury (SCI), paralysis, amputation, and death is greater than in any other kind of vehicular accident. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney who understands the mindset of auto insurance companies when it comes to motorcycle accidents; despite all evidence to the contrary, there is often a negative social bias toward “bikers,” and they will play this card when negotiating your settlement.
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve we understand exactly what tactics insurance companies use, and that means we know what it takes to advocate on your behalf! We will fight to get you the settlement you deserve, or we will take your case to court! Please call our offices for a free consultation; one of our dedicated staff will get back to you the same day. There is no charge; all the work we do on behalf of our personal injury clients is on a contingency basis only. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve – we accept no fee for helping you unless we win for you!