Delivery Truck Collides with Motorcycle in North Portland Crash

Date: August 9, 2015

Location: North Williams Avenue and North Monroe Street

Names: Unavailable

Delivery Truck Collides with Motorcycle in North Portland Crash

Early Sunday morning a man and woman in a collision with a delivery truck and motorcycle in North Portland.

The driver of a delivery truck carrying blood to the American Red Cross was heading north on Williams when he turned left on Monroe Street, colliding with a motorcycle.

The motorcycle operator was thrown from the bike and suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A female passenger was also thrown from the motorcycle and was also seriously injured and taken to the hospital.

The delivery truck driver was not hurt.

We wish the man and woman a fully 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.

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