Estacada Motorcycle Crash Sends Couple to Hospital
Date: August 6, 2015
Location: Southeast Coupland Road
Names: Scott Brian Simmons, Leanna Raye Simmons
Thursday evening a motorcycle crash east of Estacada injured a couple.
Scott Brian Simmons, 41, was riding a motorcycle on Southeast Coupland Road when a car pulled out in front of them at the 33000 block.
Simmons hit the brakes, lost control and flipped the motorcycle. He and his passenger, Leanna Raye Simmons, 38, were both thrown form the motorcycle.
The husband and wife were both transported to OHSU with serious injuries.
We wish the Simmons both 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:
- 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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