Portland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
In a collision with another motor vehicle, motorcyclists often bear the brunt of the impact. Riders are afforded very little other than a helmet for protection. The impact from an automobile, or from hitting the roadway often results in serious or fatal injuries, even when a collision occurs at slow speeds. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the recklessness or negligence of another driver, Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC can help.
Why Choose Us
The attorneys at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC bring exceptional legal skills to motorcycle accident cases. When you choose us to represent you, you gain several advantages:
- We have experience representing motorcycle accident victims and understand how to handle these often-complex claims.
- We maintain a small caseload so that we can give personal, undivided attention to the clients that we choose to represent.
- We are aggressive negotiators and experienced trial lawyers. We will not hesitate to take your case to trial to recover the maximum possible compensation.
- We have more than 50 years of combined legal experience that has earned us an outstanding reputation and numerous recognitions from respected organizations.
The Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents
Events that might pose relatively little risk to an automobile driver can be extremely hazardous for a motorcycle rider. A parked driver can open a car door in the path of an oncoming motorcycle. One of the most common dangers is a passenger or commercial vehicle operator who fails to observe the rider in an adjoining lane, while turning, or at a stop light or stop sign. Serious injuries are commonly the result, including:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Serious abrasions
- Loss of limb
Between 2013 and 2017, motorcycle accidents accounted for 14 percent of fatal crashes despite the fact that they represent only four percent of registered vehicles.
Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely to die in a collision than car drivers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Who is Liable?
Drivers who impact a motorcyclist from behind, while changing lanes or turning can be held liable for the injuries and other damages in a motorcycle accident case. All drivers have a duty to obey the rules of the road, including driving within posted speed limits, avoiding cell phone use, and paying attention to the road ahead. If your accident was the result of driver negligence, whether driving under the influence or a dangerous lane change, compensatory damages can be pursued in an insurance claim.
Further compensation may be pursued in a lawsuit filed against the negligent driver in civil court. In cases for faulty tires or defective motorcycle parts or components, the manufacturer, retailer, or another party may be liable. The first step is a full evaluation of your case from Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC.
Why You Need a Lawyer
It is imperative that you are fully compensated for medical expenses, lost income and the pain and suffering you have experienced. Your chances of obtaining the settlement you deserve can be increased with the help of the skilled team of trial lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC. Various issues must be resolved, including meeting legal requirements for filing dates under Portland or Oregon statutes of limitations.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, call Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC today for a free case consultation.