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 after injury.

Motorcyclists face higher risks than other drivers, as illustrated by the following statistics:

  • 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 condition.
  • $850,000 settlement for motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with another vehicle.

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.

To learn more, set up a free case review when you call our office .