Beaverton Man Dies in Clackamas County Motorcycle Crash
Date: October 4, 2015
Location: Oregon 213
Name: Thomas McIntyre
Sunday morning a 41-year-old man died from a motorcycle crash on Highway 213 in Clackamas County.
Thomas McIntyre, 41, of Beaverton, was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Oregon 213 near South Kropf Road when he traveled off the road at a curve.
McIntyre was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene of the crash.
Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the cause of the crash.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Thomas McIntyre.
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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