Salem Man Hospitalized after Motorcycle Accident
Date: January 31, 2015
Location: Quinaby Road NE and River Road North
Name: Juan Velazquez, Alfonso Acosta-Acosta
Late Saturday evening, a man was critically injured when his motorcycle collided with a car in Marion County.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Quinaby Road NE and River Road North when a motorcycle was headed northbound and collided with an Acura.
The motorcycle driver, Juan Velazquez, 22, of Salem, was critically injured and taken to Oregon Health and Sciences University. The driver of the Acura, 20-year-old Alfonso Acosta-Acosta, of Keizer, was treated and released from a local hospital.
We wish Juan Velazquez a full and speedy recovery.
With motorcycle accidents, the rate of injury and death is much greater than for normal car accidents because the rider is less protected than a driver. Unfortunately, this means a motorcycle rider is more likely to need serious medical treatment, and to have high medical bills.
If someone is injured in a motorcycle accident, like this one, there are several legal options. In Oregon, motorcycle insurance policy holders are not required to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP), though we recommend you have this, if possible. PIP can help pay medical bills and lost wages, no matter who is at fault, until the at-fault driver’s insurance can reach a settlement with the injury victim.
To reach a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance, the injury victim must show the bad driver’s insurance company three things:
- That their insured driver was negligent in some way.
- That the accident was caused by this negligence.
- That the injury victim suffered damages due to the accident.
If you have any questions about pursuing a motorcycle accident claim, call a Portland motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation. Make sure any lawyer you contact has ample experience with motorcycle laws, as this specialized area is different from car accident law.
Posted on February 3, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, personal injury and tagged Alfonso Acosta-Acosta, collision, Juan Velazquez, keizer, marion county, motorcycle accident, Personal Injury, quinaby road ne, river road north, Salem. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.