Motorcycle Accident Closes SE Grand near Oak for Injury Crash
Date: September 22, 2015
Location: Southeast Oak Street and Grand Avenue
Tuesday afternoon, a motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after colliding with a cargo van in Southeast Portland.
A 31-year-old man was driving a motorcycle on Southeast Grand Avenue when he collided with a cargo van south of Oak Street.
The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
We wish the motorcyclist a full and speedy recovery.
The 54-year-old driver of the cargo van remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
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 September 23, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident, personal injury and tagged collision, motorcycle accident, Motorcycle Crash, motorcycle injury, Personal Injury, SE Grand Avenue, SE Oak Street, Southeast Portland. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.