Sean Henderson was traveling on a motorcycle when he tried to negotiate a turn east onto the Beaverton Hillsdale highway near Oleson Road. While cars on the westbound lane slowed down and stopped to allow him through, a car driven by 56-year-old woman allegedly passed all the other cars and crashed into the motorcyclist.
The impact of the motorcycle accident caused the bike and the car to burst into flames. The motorcyclist suffered serious physical injuries while the car driver was reportedly unhurt.
Henderson has since been discharged from the hospital where he was rushed to immediately after the accident. His mother says that witnesses at the scene of the accident helped her son get immediate medical attention and that his clothes miraculously kept the flames from burning his skin. However, due to his injuries, it may take at least 2 weeks for Henderson to completely recover and return to a roofing company where he was regularly working at the time of the accident.
Claiming Compensation for Motorcycle Accident
When a motorcycle is involved in a collision with another car or other larger motor vehicle, the crash may result in serious or grave injuries to the motorcyclist. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the rider may suffer from:
- Traumatic head injury
- Deep tissue injuries
Expensive medical treatment, therapy and rehabilitation are often necessary for a complete recovery. In the meantime, the injured rider may experience reduced income from lost time at work, increased expenses for care and attention at home, and loss of companionship.
If you or a family member is involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries.
Seeking the legal advice of a personal injury lawyer is important. Your motorcycle accident attorney can assess your situation, identify the party or parties who may be held legally responsible for your injuries and represent you before insurance companies or at proper venues for presenting your compensation claim.
Representing Portland Residents
In Portland, Oregon, the accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss have more than 100 years of combined experience in motorcycle accidents and similar cases. Our firm has handled more than 600 cases in the last 3 years and continue to serve clients in a wide range of situations such as car accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites and dog attack, truck accidents, slip and fall, and wrongful death claims.
We welcome your call today at (541) 617-0555 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. NOte also that we handle cases on a contingency-fee arrangement, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do.