Albany Man Killed in Linn County Motorcycle Crash
Date: October 21, 2015
Location: Oregon 34
Name: Adam R. Scott
Early Wednesday morning a man was killed when his motorcycle crashed in Linn County.
Adam R. Scott, 36, of Albany, was riding east on Oregon 34 near Tangent, when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck a signpost in the median.
Scott was pronounced dead at the scene. Scott was riding with a friend who witnessed the crash.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Adam R. Scott.
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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