Gresham Man Critically Injured in Motorcycle Crash
Date: February 15, 2015
Location: Oregon 216
Name: Arthur Brandon Kem
Sunday morning a motorcyclist was critically injured when his fabric saddlebag got caught in a wheel in Central Oregon.
Arthur Brandon Kem, 45, of Gresham, was near Warm Springs on Oregon 216 when the saddlebag slipped off the bike and got tangled in the rear wheel.
Kem lost control and crashed.
He was taken to the hospital with severe head injuries and was in critical condition Monday afternoon. Kem was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.
We wish Arthur Brandon Kem 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.
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