Estacada Motorcyclist Injured after Collision with Deer

Date: August 10, 2015

Location: South Hillockburn Road

Name: William Cole

Estacada Motorcyclist Injured after Collision with Deer

Early Monday morning an Estacada man was seriously injured after hitting a deer on his motorcycle.

William Cole, 65, of Estacada, was riding on the 27200 block of South Hillockburn Road when he collided with a deer that ran across the road.

Cole was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in serious condition.

This was the third motorcycle-deer crash involving Clackamas County residents in the recent weeks.

We wish William Cole 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.

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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.

Posted on August 12, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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