Expert Portland Motorcycle Accident Attorneys You Can Trust
Motorcycle riding is an exhilarating experience, but it can also be inherently dangerous. Oregon accident statistics indicate motorcyclists are 6.5 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident, and more than 8 times more likely to receive major injuries than occupants in a vehicle. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you don’t have to face the insurance companies alone to obtain fair and equitable compensation.
At Mayor Law, we have in-depth knowledge of the laws and legal procedures affecting motorcyclists in injury lawsuits. Should the trial be necessary, you will want an experienced Portland motorcycle accident attorney who can effectively present your case to a Portland jury. Attorney Travis Mayor knows how important your case is to you – and it is just as important to him. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation or call (503) 506-7891.
Issues Facing Motorcyclists
Department of Transportation’s statistics indicates that 14% of all roadway deaths are attributed to motorcycle accidents despite the fact that motorcycles account for less than 1% of vehicles traveled. There are many potential explanations for this annual increase including: close to 100% increase in the number of motorcycles on the road (approximately 8 million), the fact that motorcycles are more powerful than their earlier predecessors and operate at highway speeds, and the overall population of vehicle drivers is aging and less experienced in dealing with common motorcycle maneuvers such as “lane-splitting.
It is sometimes easier to blame the motorcyclist, however, when the facts are examined almost 2/3 of a motorcycle versus car crashes result from the failure of the car driver to see the motorcycle and subsequently violate the motorcyclist’s right-of-way. Car driver error most frequently occurs when a car is turning left and the driver does not see an oncoming motorcyclist. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by drivers failing to yield to your right-of-way, then you need the assistance of an experienced Portland motorcycle accident attorney.