Most motorcyclists are confident in their abilities to safely navigate Oregon’s roadways and avoid accidents, even around careless motor vehicle drivers. Unfortunately, not all motorcyclists are lucky enough to avoid collisions. Reckless, negligent, and aggressive drivers cause many serious and fatal motorcyclist injuries annually. At Tillmann Law, we stand with Gresham’s motorcycle riders. We may be able to improve your injury claim. Call (503) 272-8986 today to schedule a free consultation.
You do not legally need a lawyer to file a motorcycle injury claim. The law permits you to represent yourself. Not hiring an attorney, however, could interfere with your ability to obtain fair and full compensation. Most insurers offer lowball settlements until the client hires an attorney. Only then will the carrier increase its offer. Hiring a lawyer also comes with several other important perks, such as having a seasoned professional handle crash investigations, evidence gathering, and other legal matters. Your lawyer can handle 100% of your claim while you focus on healing.
At Tillmann Law, one of our essential tasks as a personal injury law firm is to understand the most common losses victims suffer in traffic accidents. Motorcycle wrecks are unique since victims do not have the same protections as people riding in standard motor vehicles. Injuries and damages are often more severe for motorcyclists involved in crashes in Gresham.
A civil claim could yield financial compensation for all of these past and future damages. Your claim might make you eligible to recover many different economic and noneconomic losses. Our attorneys can help victims with broken bones, burns, road rash, spine and back injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other common motorcycle accident injuries. We also handle wrongful death claims in Gresham.
In Oregon, all insurance policies are fault-based with built-in no-fault provisions. This means you have two main outlets for financial recovery: your own insurance provider and that of the at-fault party. The path you take will depend on the circumstances of your crash. If an investigation finds you to be at fault for the motorcycle accident, you can still recover compensation through your no-fault insurance provision.
If, however, an investigation finds the other driver or a third party liable for your damages, a tort-based insurance claim could end in greater compensation for your damages. You might also be able to hold the defendant liable for your damages during a personal injury trial. You may need a lawyer, however, to help you prove the defendant’s negligence and fault before a judge and jury.
At Tillmann Law, we recognize that motor vehicle drivers are often to blame for serious motorcycle accidents in Gresham. Drunk, distracted, and negligent drivers can crash into unsuspecting and vulnerable motorcyclists, causing life-changing injuries. If you believe you have grounds for a claim or lawsuit after your wreck in Gresham, please contact our Gresham personal injury lawyers to request a free consultation. Our lawyers may be able to help you obtain fair financial compensation.