If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need the help of an Oregon motorcycle accident attorney. Matthew D. Kaplan has been representing motorcycle accident victims for years. Injuries from motorcycle crashes are often severe and can include brain and spinal cord injuries as well as amputation and wrongful death. The Oregon vehicle code gives motorcyclists equal footing with automobiles, yet in the eyes of jurors and insurance companies there is a significant prejudice against motorcyclists. That is why anyone injured in a motorcycle crash needs to have a dedicated motorcycle injury lawyer to help overcome those prejudices and obtain a fair and just recovery.
Oregon highways can be a dangerous place for motorcyclists because of the wet weather which makes it even more difficult for cars and trucks to see motorcycles. The weather also makes it less likely that a car or truck will stop before colliding with a motorcycle. Other challenges facing motorcyclists include the ever-increasing distracted car and truck driver. Too often today accidents occur because the driver of an automobile is playing with their radio, talking or texting on their cell phone, not to mention they might have a latte in the other hand. All these distractions make the roads more dangerous than ever, especially for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are 32 times more likely than car occupants to die and 6 times more likely to be injured as a result of a crash than other motor vehicle occupants.
Injuries to motorcyclists also come from single vehicle crashes. Single vehicle motorcycle crashes occur when the driver either lays the motorcycle down or loses control and ends up hitting an object off of the road. The causes of single-vehicle crashes often include that the motorcycle driver is either inexperienced or not driving responsibly. Unfortunately, if there is a passenger on the back of that motorcycle, they will most likely be injured as well. Passengers on motorcycle crashes do have options in terms of recovery and should seek an Oregon motorcycle injury attorney as soon as possible.
Matthew D. Kaplan is an Oregon motorcycle accident injury attorney who can help you with your case. Call us today or contact us online for your free attorney consultation.
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