Two Injured in SE Portland Motorcycle-vehicle Collision
Date: October 9, 2015
Location: Southeast 134th and Foster Road
Friday afternoon, two people were taken to the hospital after a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle in Southeast Portland.
A motorcycle driver may have attempted to elude officers right before he crashed into another vehicle at Southeast 134th Avenue and Foster Road.
The motorcycle rider sustained serious injuries and the passenger suffered traumatic injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
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 October 12, 2015, in Motorcycle Accident, personal injury and tagged Foster Road, motorcycle accident, motorcycle car collision, Motorcycle Crash, motorcycle injury, Personal Injury, Southeast 134th Avenue, Southeast Portland. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.