Fatal Motorcycle Crash East of Medford

Date: March 29, 2015

Location: Oregon 140

Name: Tamara A. Alter

Fatal Motorcycle Crash East of Medford

A woman was found dead after crashing her motorcycle on Oregon 140 east of Medford.

Tamara A. Alter, 57, of Medford, failed to negotiate a turn and her 2005 Yamaha motorcycle hit a guardrail. Alter was thrown from her motorcycle and flew over an embankment. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

It seems excessive speed or impairment are not factors as the investigation continues.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Tamara A. Alter.

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.

Posted on March 30, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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