Lake Oswego Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Helping Injured Bikers Get the Compensation They Deserve
Oregon is one of the most picturesque states for motorcyclists to enjoy. With a collection of biker-friendly roads providing scenery ranging from breathtaking mountains to the Pacific Ocean, it is no wonder that droves of motorcyclists flock to our roads from near and far every year. However, as any biker knows, taking to the open road also comes with life-threatening hazards such as distracted drivers and severe weather.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to a settlement that will pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident. At The Callahan Law Office, our Lake Oswego motorcycle accident attorney will fight to get you the compensation you deserve if your accident was caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone else.
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Motorcycle Crash Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2018 was one of the worst years for Oregon motorcycle accident fatalities on record. The number of deadly motorcycle crashes grew by nearly 144% from 32 in 2013 to 78 in 2018.
Motorcyclists are far more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than car or truck drivers, especially considering nothing typically stands between them and the road other than a helmet and protective clothing. Motorcycles are also far less visible and stable than vehicles with four or more wheels. In 2017, according to the NHTSA, motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle wreck per mile traveled.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Because motorcycle accidents involving a car, truck, or other motor vehicle are always far more devastating for the biker, regardless of who was at fault, the injuries that result tend to be serious. This is why wearing protective gear and riding defensively is always encouraged, no matter where or how far you’re traveling.
The most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Internal bleeding
- Road rash
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death
Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Not all motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries, of course, but when they do you need all the compensation you can get. Medical bills and treatment for severe injuries can be costly and ongoing. For example, if a motorcycle accident victim is paralyzed from the waist down, they will likely require equipment such as a wheelchair, specialty vehicle, ramps, and more. These needs can be costly, so when you sue for damages you need a lawyer on your side who will ensure you receive funds that will cover these needs for life.
Recoverable damages in a motorcycle accident case may include:
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Physical therapy costs
- Therapy or counseling
- Lost wages from missed work
- Temporary or permanent disability benefits
- Pain and suffering
Throughout the whole process, I felt informed, supported, listened to, and valued.- Marcia H.
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Attorney Joshua V. Callahan founded The Callahan Law Office in his home state of Oregon in 2014. Since then he has helped numerous clients in the Lake Oswego and Portland areas successfully attain the maximum compensation they deserve following motor vehicle, medical malpractice, and other accidents.