Portland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Representation for Victims of Oregon Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcycle accidents are occurring with increasing regularity. The National
Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that nearly
5,000 motorcyclists are killed in accidents every year. Paulson Coletti
has a reputation for advocacy that gets results. We work diligently, and
understand that behind every case is an individual who deserves their
day in court.
Many motorcycle accidents are caused when drivers of larger vehicles fail
to exercise proper caution in sharing the road. For example, according
to the NHTSA, approximately 2 out of every 5 two-vehicle fatal motorcycle
collisions that occurred in 2012 were caused when drivers, while turning
left, struck motorcycles passing or overtaking them. Close to 80% of all
motorcycle accidents are caused by a vehicle turning left in front of them.
Paulson Coletti was named to the list of "Best Law Firms" by
U.S. News in the practice area of personal injury litigation – plaintiffs.
We have been able to help many motorcycle accident victims pursue justice
Motorcyclists face higher risks than other drivers, as illustrated by the
- In 2012, according to the NHTSA, close to 5,000 motorcyclists were killed
in traffic accidents in the United States, and 93,000 suffered injuries.
- Motorcyclists are 5 times more likely to be hurt and 26 times more likely
to be killed in a traffic crash than the driver of a regular vehicle.
- Although motorcycles only represented 3 percent of vehicles in the nation,
cyclists accounted for 15 percent of traffic accident fatalities.
Driver inattention, carelessness, and disregard for other motorists on
the road cause severe injuries and fatalities every day. These accidents
are completely avoidable. Our job as injury attorneys is to hold the responsible
party accountable for their actions so our clients can get the justice
they deserve. We accomplish this through detailed investigation of the
evidence and diligence -- inside and outside of the courtroom.
We have been able to secure many successful settlements and verdicts for
our clients involved in motorcycle accidents, including:
- A confidential settlement for a motorcyclist injured by a tool falling
off a commercial vehicle.
- $725,000 settlement for motorcyclist who crashed because of dangerous road
- $850,000 settlement for motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with
Taking Action After a Motorcycle Accident
We urge you to get in touch with our office if you or a family member has
been injured in a motorcycle accident. Our Portland personal injury lawyers
are prepared to help you examine the options available to you. Our attorneys
have received a number of prestigious accolades within the legal community,
including selection for inclusion in the list of
Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® ratings. These distinguishing characteristics testify
to the level of care and attention with which we handle every case.
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