Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Portland
In Oregon, there are a variety of organizations that teach motorcycle driver safety classes. You can go to the local community college and practice driving your motorcycle around the parking lot to get the hang of it or you can join Oregon’s official motorcycle safety program and learn all about how to safely operate a motorcycle.
Unfortunately, the training given to automobile drivers about how to safely share the road with motorcyclists is minimal and each year thousands of people are injured and even killed while riding their motorcycle due to a collision with an automobile.
While the person or persons in the automobile have a decent amount of metal surrounding them and (hopefully) a seat belt securing them in place, a person riding a motorcycle has nothing between their body and the road. The result is often severe injuries for the motorcyclists and, sometimes even death.
Some of the most common circumstances that lead to a motorcycle accident are:
- The road conditions are poor (pavement that is uneven or riddled with potholes)
- The visibility and weather conditions are poor
- An automobile driver violates the motorcyclist’s right-of-way by turning into his or her lane
- An automobile driver fails to yield to a motorcyclist when entering or exiting the freeway or highway
- The motorcyclists equipment malfunctions or is defective
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, there is little chance that you have not sustained any kind of injury. In fact, head and neck injuries are extremely common in these types of accidents and can range in severity. Things like nerve damage, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury are all very real possibilities. Not to mention paralysis or long-term disability.
These types of accidents are life-altering and, the medical bills can be staggering. You need a team of legal professionals with experience fighting motorcycle accident cases – and winning.
Shlesinger & deVilleneuve is just that team of professionals – and, we will fight for you. Our team knows all of the tricks and traps that the insurance company will try, and we know how to get around them too.
We will work hard to make sure that you receive a fair settlement that will help you to continue your physical recovery, without having to worry about recovering financially as well.
We are so confident that we can achieve a favorable outcome for you that we will not charge you unless we win. And, your initial consult is absolutely free. Call our office today so that we can arrange to meet you and learn you story.