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In Oregon, motorcycles generally do not have personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, which is the coverage that is mandatory for automobile insurance policies in Oregon. This means that if you are injured in a motorcycle accident and do not have PIP coverage or health insurance available to you, we will ask your medical providers to wait to get paid until we can settle your case. In some cases, going to trial is needed to recover money for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. Our motorcycle accident attorneys have handled many motorcycle accident injuries in the past and we have the experience to help you if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. You should call our motorcycle accident law firm right away if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. The Law Offices of Matthew H. Kehoe can help you.
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Motorcycle Accidents Caused By Distracted DriversDrivers can become distracted in several ways while driving. It’s common for drivers to be looking at their phones instead of at the road, which is why many states have banned texting or talking on the phone while driving. Drivers can also become distracted by their radios, by interesting scenery on the side of the road, or even by road accidents. Finally, drivers can get distracted by their own impatience or by things they are thinking about while they are driving. Distracted driving is especially dangerous to motorcyclists because motorcycles are generally smaller and harder to see than cars. Even if a driver is distracted, he or she will often become aware of a stopped car at the last moment because the car’s large size attracts the driver’s focus. Unfortunately, this is often not the case with motorcycles, and drivers may not stop in time to avoid hitting them. Many Oregon motorcycle accidents also occur when distracted drivers swerve to avoid hitting a stopped car. If a distracted driver hits another car, the car can then be forced into the motorcycle’s path. These common Oregon motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injury. If you believe the driver was distracted during your accident, you should contact a motorcycle accident attorney. Some types of distraction are easier to prove than others; if the driver was on the phone or texting, your motorcycle accident attorney will have an easier time proving that you are entitled to compensation for the accident.
How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can HelpIf a distracted driver gets involved in an Oregon motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist is only entitled to compensation for his or her injuries if the distracted driver was at fault for the accident. In many cases, the distracted driver is at fault–if he or she had been paying attention to the road, the accident would not have occurred. However, in some cases, the distracted driver might not be completely at fault. For example, if the motorcyclist made a turn directly into the driver’s path of motion and the distracted driver didn’t see the motorcyclist in time to stop, the driver might not be completely at fault. Your motorcycle accident attorney can tell you whether you are likely to be considered at fault for the accident and how that may affect your case.
Reliable Motorcycle Accident Law FirmInjured victims of motorcycle accidents may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault parties to cover damages such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses. If you’re looking for an experienced and reputable motorcycle accident attorney, contact the Law Offices of Matthew H. Kehoe today to schedule your free in-person consultation. Back to Personal Injury Law
Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Hillsboro OR & Beaverton OR
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