Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
One common cause of motorcycle accidents is when a driver in a larger vehicle fails to see a motorcyclist and hits the motorcycle. This is considered negligent driving because it is the duty of any driver to lookout for other vehicles, regardless of how small they may be.
Another common cause of these accidents is the action of other motorcyclists. When motorcyclists drive irratically they tend to cause accidents.
Hazardous road conditions are particularly challenging for motorcyclists such as wet weather, ice, potholes and poorly maintained roads. A motorcyclist may lose control of their bike because of inclement weather.
Motorcycle Injuries in Portland
When driving a motorcycle, you do not have the protection that a car offers such as airbags, doors or a roof. Motorcycle accident injuries typically include:
- Broken bones
- Severe head injuries
- Damaged internal organs
- Broken teeth
- Spinal cord injuries
These types of injuries are serious and could involve a lengthy stay in hospital and a long recovery period. You may even lose your job if mobility is lost because of your injuried.
Portland Attorney Can Help
If you or a member of your family has suffered a personal injury in a motorcycle accident and it was not your fault, you should contact The Law Offices of Jon Friedman. We aim to ensure that the compensation you receive will cover your financial burdens today and in the future. It is your legal right to demand compensation for injuries you suffered because of the negligence of another driver.