Bend Motorcyclist Killed in Wheeler County Crash
Date: July 9, 2015
Location: Highway 26
Name: Michael C. Denmark
On Thursday a Bend man was reported missing when he had left on his motorcycle.
Michael C. Denmark, 64, of Bend, was found dead after crashing his motorcycle on Highway 26 in Wheeler County near Mitchell.
Denmark was heading east on Highway 26 in a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and dropped off a steep embankment.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Michael C. Denmark.
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.
Posted on July 13, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident and tagged Highway 26, Michael C. Denmark, Mitchell, motorcycle accident, Motorcycle Crash, motorcycle death, Wheeler County. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.