Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on U.S. 101

Date: March 7, 2015

Location: U.S. 101

Names: Alexandria Tipton, Jason Taylor

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on U.S. 101

Saturday evening a motorcycle crash on U.S. 101 left two people injured.

A 2005 Honda CR-V made a left turn onto the highway from the Glenden Beach Loop near Salishan. The vehicle struck a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle.

The driver of the Honda was identified as Alexandria Tipton, 33, of Salem, and was cited for making a dangerous left turn.

The motorcyclist, Jason Taylor, 42, of Salem, and his passenger were taken to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

We wish Jason Taylor and everyone else involved in the crash a full and speedy recovery.

The rate of injury and death is much greater for motorcycle accidents than for normal car crashes because the rider is less protected than a driver. Unfortunately, this means a motorcycle rider is more likely to suffer serious injury and need extensive treatment, which will mean high medical bills.

If someone is injured in a motorcycle accident, like this one, there are several legal options. Unfortunately in Oregon, motorcycle insurance policy holders are not required to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) so most policies don’t have it. If the injury victim does have PIP, it will help pay medical bills and lost wages, no matter who is at fault.

To reach a settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance, the injury victim must show the bad driver’s insurance company three things:

  1. That their insured driver was negligent in some way;
  2. That the accident was caused by this negligence; and
  3. 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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About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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