Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Oregon Can Help You Seek Compensation
Without the protection of a vehicle surrounding them, motorcyclists often suffer serious injuries when involved in an accident. From exorbitant medical bills to lost wages due to long periods of recovery, the physical, emotional, and financial costs of a motorcycle accident are high. At Johnson and Taylor, our motorcycle accident lawyers are dedicated to giving our clients personalized attention and peace of mind. You can rest assured that we fight for your rights and help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents so Dangerous?
Often, the only defense a motorcyclist or passenger may have is a helmet and protective gear such as boots, gloves, and clothing. Because motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles, motorists often fail to see them until it’s too late. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020 an estimated 82,528 motorcyclists were injured in crashes. In addition, 5,579 motorcyclists were killed, accounting for approximately 14% of all traffic fatalities. Motorcyclists are also:
- 35 times more likely to be killed in an accident than the driver of a car
- 16 times more likely to sustain serious injuries in a crash
- Eight times more likely to be injured in a crash than an occupant of a motor vehicle
Our motorcycle accident lawyers understand that suffering serious injuries or the loss of a loved one is devastating. We’ve represented thousands of personal injury clients throughout Oregon and have a proven track record of success in recovering compensation for all types of motorcycle accident claims.
Injuries Associated With Motorcycle Accidents
Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can range from minor to catastrophic. Most nonfatal injuries are to the legs and feet, followed by the head and neck, upper body, and the hands and arms.
Oregon law requires all motorcyclists and passengers to wear a helmet. Head injuries are the most common cause of fatal accidents, so it’s vital to wear a helmet every time you hit the road. In addition to increasing your risk of having a fatal head injury, failing to wear a helmet can reduce the amount of a settlement or award you receive in a personal injury lawsuit.
Some common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include:
- Road rash
- Broken or crushed bones
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
- Psychological conditions, such as PTSD and anxiety
Recovering Damages in Motorcycle Accident Cases
When you’re hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may require extensive medical treatment and suffer long-term or permanent disability. Medical bills, the inability to earn a living, and intangible losses such as being unable to do things you used to enjoy can take a heavy toll on you and your family. Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand how to accurately value your claim, so your health and financial future are protected. We may be able to help you recover damages such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future wage loss
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of society
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, our motorcycle accident lawyers can evaluate your case and advise you on whether a wrongful death lawsuit may be a viable option. Our compassionate team understands that no amount of money can bring your loved one back. However, the remedies provided under personal injury law help to hold responsible parties accountable and enable families to find a modicum of justice.
Our Oregon Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help You Get Results
Our personal injury lawyers care about victims and their families. We handle all aspects of your claim and negotiations with insurance companies so you can focus on healing. Our motorcycle accident lawyers are your staunch advocates and won’t hesitate to take your case to court if a reasonable settlement agreement can’t be reached. We offer free initial consultations, and our personal injury lawyers work on contingency, which means you won’t incur up-front costs or owe attorneys’ fees unless we help recover compensation for you.
Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Oregon
At Johnson and Taylor, we’re committed to providing the exceptional legal representation you need after a motorcycle accident. Our personal injury lawyers serve to Johnson and Taylor litigates personal injury, divorce and family law and estate planning and probate cases. Our personal injury lawyers serve clients in Salem, Eugene, Bend, the Oregon Coast, Medford, and throughout the entire state of Oregon. Members of our team are fluent in Spanish. If your condition makes it difficult to travel to our office, we may be able to meet with you at home. Contact us online or call 503-990-6641 to schedule a consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer today.