With it’s scenic roads and beautiful countryside Oregon’s Willamette Valley is very popular with motorcyclists. Unfortunately this also leads to high numbers of motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury from a motorcycle accident in Eugene, Oregon you need to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your medical expenses and time missed at work.
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Based on raw mileage statistics, a motorcyclist is twenty-six times more likely to get involved in an accident than the driver of a four-wheel vehicle. They are also in turn much more likely to be seriously injured as a result of said accident, due to the lack of protection around them.
A helmet, jacket, and jeans will help to avoid some abrasions and lacerations, but they will ultimately not provide any substantial protection versus the more severe types of injury which often accompany a motorcycle accident. A motorcyclist is extremely likely to face high medical bills in the course of their recovery, and even in the event that a court finds in their favor, payouts for motorcyclists involved in an accident are often quite low.
There is a stigma against motorcyclists. This is an unfortunate but true fact. Many people perceive of motorcyclists as being reckless individuals, addicted to the adrenaline rush of riding a vehicle on the basis of its being less safe than its four-wheeled alternatives. It is often assumed, regardless of the evidence at hand, that a motorcyclist who was involved in an accident was driving recklessly. The plaintiff’s attorney in such a case will often argue from this point of view, to substantial effect.
There is sympathy for motorists. Related directly to the stigma towards motorcyclists is the fact that motorists who get into an accident will often receive a great deal of sympathy. In addition to the motorcyclist being portrayed as a reckless individual and a careless rider, the at-fault driver is likely to be portrayed as having been paying adequate attention to the road, while simply having missed noticing the motorcyclist by accident. This is rarely the case, but it can be easy to convince a jury that the motorcyclist’s small profile was simply not noticed.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, your medical bills are very real. They aren’t going to be any less because of your choice of perfectly road-worthy vehicle, and you deserve to be treated with the same respect as any other accident victim in need of assistance. You need an attorney on your side who understands how these types of cases play out in court, who has the experience and the skills to successfully win your case for an appropriate payout – one which will duly compensate you for all of your pain, medical bills, and loss of income during recovery.
Dwyer Williams Dretke will fight hard for your rights. You deserve to be able to focus on resting and recovering, without having to worry about dealing with concerns like how you’re going to pay your medical bills, how you’re going to keep your house, what you’re going to do while you’re out of work, and how you’re going to manage any chronic pain that you may be experiencing. As an American citizen and a resident of the state of Oregon, you deserve the best of care. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call our law offices in Eugene, OR today; our legal team has been serving clients in the greater Eugene area for decades.