Motorcyclist Driving over 100mph Crashes into Vehicle on I-205
Date: August 14, 2015
Location: Interstate 205
Early Friday morning around 2 am, a motorcyclist was driving over 100 mph on I-205 northbound.
The motorcyclist crashed into the back of a car near Stark Street.
The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries and the driver of the vehicle had minor injuries.
We wish everyone involved in this crash 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.
Posted on August 14, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident, personal injury, speeding and tagged I-205, interstate 205, motorcycle accident, Motorcycle Crash, motorcycle injury, motorcycle-car crash, Personal Injury, pip, speeding, Stark Street, traumatic injury. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.