Clackamas County Motorcycle Deputy Critically Injured in Crash with SUV

Date: May 5, 2015

Location: South Holly Lane

Name: Robert Nashif

Clackamas County Motorcycle Deputy Critically Injured in Crash with SUV

Tuesday afternoon, a crash was reported involving a motorcycle and an SUV in Oregon City.

A Hyundai Santa Fe crossed the center lane on a sharp curve and collided with a Clackamas County deputy’s motorcycle on South Holly Lane.

The deputy, Robert Nashif, was critically injured and flown to a hospital for treatment.

The Hyundai’s driver was an 18-year-old male from Oregon City and there were three other teenagers in the SUV.

The investigation of the crash continues.

We wish Robert Nashif 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.

Posted on May 8, 2015, in Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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