Motorcyclists face a far different set of dangers than other motorists on the road. For one thing, when you’re in an accident, you’re not surrounded by four walls and a roof to provide extra protection from the impact. For this reason, motorcyclists tend to suffer far more catastrophic damage from collisions than other drivers do.
Worse, drivers of automobiles and trucks often don’t respect motorcycle drivers. They aren’t given the space to maneuver, they’re not given proper right-of-way, and sometimes they’re either overlooked or ignored. In short: they’re put in extra danger every time they’re on the road.
If you’re a motorcyclist who has been in an accident and suffered serious injuries, you should call a Portland motorcycle accident lawyer at Lowry & Associates Injury Attorneys to seek compensation today.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcyclists who suffer injuries in accidents with other vehicles suffer expensive and debilitating long-term injuries. According to insurance industry numbers, 18% of motorcyclists in accidents suffer head injuries resulting in permanent disability. 10% suffer spinal injuries or back injuries, some of which result in some level of paralysis. 23% of those in motorcycle accidents suffer multiple injuries.
In the end, over half of all those filing a claim for injuries in a motorcycle accident suffer life-threatening injuries from which they may not ever recover.
Facing the Insurance Company
The worst part about dealing with a motorcycle injury is trying to get the insurance company to settle in your case. They’ll start off acting like your best friend, someone who cares and understands your injuries, pain, and suffering. Then they’ll offer you a settlement that may well be insultingly low.
The moment you turn down the offer, the insurance adjuster will turn on you. They’ll threaten you with nothing if you pursue the case. They’ll claim that you’re asking for more than your injury is worth. They might claim you’re not hurt at all, or even that the accident was your fault. They’ll strong-arm, cajole and bully, doing anything they can to avoid paying your case.
It’s scary, infuriating, frustrating and heartbreaking. But having the right attorney in your corner can help, and that’s where Lowry & Associates Injury Attorneys come into the picture.
Portland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
When you’re hurt in a motorcycle accident, you certainly are entitled to payment for your medical bills and future medical care. However, there’s a lot of other injuries for which you can collect damages as well. These include:
- Lost wages and future compensation
- Damage to your relationships and quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental health and emotional trauma
- Loss of comfort
- Punitive damages (in the worst, most egregious accidents)
Of course, these can seem like they’re miles away when you’re battling a bullying insurance adjuster. That’s why you need help from a qualified Portland motorcycle accident lawyer. For many years, the Lowry & Associates Injury Lawyers have protected the rights of area motorcycle accident victims, and we’re ready to help you. Give us a call for a consultation about your case today.