Beaverton Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Collision with Pickup near Forest Grove

Date: June 12, 2015

Location: Highway 47

Names: Tarik Alfadli, William Wise

Beaverton Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Collision with Pickup near Forest Grove

Friday afternoon a motorcyclist was critically injured when he collided with a pickup on Highway 47 in Washington County.

A 1988 Honda motorcycle was headed east on Scoggins Valley Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 47 as he his a 2006 Ford 350 pickup truck.

The motorcyclist, Tarik Alfadli, 22, of Beaverton, was thrown from his bike and his foot was severed.

The driver of the pickup, William Wise, 58, of McMinnville, was uninjured.

We wish Tarik Alfadli 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.


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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