Motorcyclist Dies in Tigard Crash
Date: August 14, 2015
Location: Southwest Durham Road and Upper Boones Ferry
Friday afternoon a motorcyclist was killed in a crash along Southwest Durham Road and Upper Boones Ferry Road.
The motorcyclist first hit a pickup truck, then lost control and struck the base of a WES train crossing arm.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the
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 17, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident and tagged motorcycle accident, Motorcycle Crash, motorcycle death, personal injury law, Southwest Durham Road, tigard, Upper Boones Ferry, Upper Boones Ferry Road. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.