Portland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Attorney Patrick Angel, Handling Injury Cases Throughout Oregon
At Angel Law, P.C., we are prepared to do whatever is necessary to get the financial recovery our motorcycle accident clients deserve. Our office is located in Portland, but motorcycle accident lawyer works with motorcyclists from all over the state who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. We pride ourselves on redefining accessibility and can visit our clients at the farthest reaches of the state.
Facts About Motorcycle Accidents
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by a car, truck or SUV making a left turn in front of a motorcyclist's right-of-way at an intersection. Most often the accident is caused by the driver of the car or truck failing to see the oncoming motorcycle approaching. In nearly half of all motorcycle accidents, the driver's view of the motorcycle is limited by glare or obstructed by other vehicles.
In these cases, the motorcyclist has less than 2 seconds to successfully complete an evasive maneuver to avoid the collision. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), based on data gathered in 2004, motorcyclists were nearly 34 times more likely to die and 8 times more likely to be injured in a motor vehicle crash than were passenger-car occupants. Motorcycle riders between the ages of 16 and 24 are most likely to be involved in a motorcycle crash.
What Is the Most Common Cause of Motorcycle Accidents?
The vast majority of motorcycle accidents are the result of careless and inattentive driving. While motorcyclists are at fault for some of these collisions, drivers in other vehicles are very often responsible for causing serious and sometimes deadly accidents. All too often, Oregon motorists fail to check for motorcyclists or drive aggressively, leading to devastating crashes. In some cases, motorists engage in unlawful behavior—with severe consequences.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting/cell phone use while driving
- Drunk driving
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Violating traffic laws
- Disobeying traffic control devices (signals, stop signs, etc.)
- Failing to use turn signals
- Opening car doors into the path of oncoming motorcyclists
- Unsafe turns
- Defective road design/construction
Additionally, motorcycle accidents can result from defective parts, such as faulty tires or brakes. The effects of an accident may also be exacerbated by a defective product, such as a faulty motorcycle helmet. In any case, when you or your loved one sustains injuries and other damages in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you can seek compensation for your damages.
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Motorcycle crash studies indicate that motorcycle riders are typically not at fault in multi-vehicle crashes. Motorcycle crash studies reveal that motorcyclists involved in accidents had an average speed of less than 30 mph before the crash and a crash speed of only 21.5 mph.
Insurance companies use unfair tactics when handling motorcycle accident cases. If you are an injured motorcycle rider because of another driver's negligence, you need the legal assistance of our firm. At Angel Law, P.C., our Portland personal injury lawyer has experience handling motorcycle accident cases with the knowledge to anticipate and defend against insurance company tactics
If you are a victim of a motorcycle accident, speak with a member of our firm. We are prepared to protect your rights and recover the financial compensation you deserve. Motorcycle accidents are one of the most serious collisions that can occur because of the catastrophic injuries that commonly result. Unfortunately, most motorcycle accidents involve personal injuries. Our motorcycle accident attorney can help you.
Contact us today for the legal guidance you deserve!
Motorcycle Accident Resources
We urge any motorcycle rider to take a motorcycle safety course. Consult your local department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office for recommendations about available courses. You can also find information about motorcycle safety at MotorcycleAccident.org. For helpful information about safe riding tips, try the Motorcycle Safety Site. And read our own blog article about motorcycle safety.
Has encyclopedic knowledge of the law and has an extensive network of experts to call on.- Heather A.
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We were very impressed with Patrick's work. He handled our legal matter with expertise and diligence.- Avvo User
He showed that he was willing to go the lengths needed to help my case succeed.- Avvo User
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