Hillsboro Man Dies in Highway 26 Motorcycle Crash in Malheur County
Date: June 15, 2015
Location: Highway 26
Name: Charles Fernald
A motorcycle crash on Highway 26 resulted in the death of a 70-year-old man from Hillsboro.
About 20 miles northwest of Vale, a 2012 Honda motorcycle driven by Charles Fernald, 70, drifted off the road heading eastbound.
The motorcycle traveled a distance before falling over and ejecting Fernald into a fence.
Fernald was pronounced dead at the scene.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Charles Fernald.
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:
- That their insured driver was negligent in some way;
- That the accident was caused by this negligence; and
- 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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