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Bend Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycles have become a popular mode of transportation as well as sport and enjoyment for many people. It can be an exhilarating experience that also significantly tests your skills as a driver. Even if you are the most meticulous motorcycle driver, other people on the road can make mistakes, act carelessly, or fail to pay proper attention. Unfortunately, your bike does not give you much protection from injury. Motorcycle crashes often result in severe disfigurement, broken bones, and other serious injuries. Many of our motorcycle accident clients come to us with expensive medical bills for skin grafts and other necessary surgeries.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle collision, an experienced motorcycle injury attorney at Miller & Hopp can help. We know how financially devastating the accident can be for you and your family in terms of medical expenses, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. That is why we put every effort into obtaining the compensation your need. When you come to us, you don’t pay a fee unless we win a settlement for you.
Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon
In Oregon, motorcycles make up only three percent of the vehicles on our roads and highways. However, motorcycle crashes account for 13 percent of all fatal roadway accidents in the state. Unfortunately for motorcyclists, distracted drivers pose a serious threat to your safety. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes include driving while texting, talking on a cellphone, or failing to check mirrors and blind spots before merging. Making a left-hand turn on a bike can also be a dangerous maneuver, since oncoming drivers may have a tough time seeing you. The absence of protection from airbags or a heavy metal frame makes driving a motorcycle much more dangerous than driving a car.
Understanding the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, often resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities. It's important to understand the common causes of these accidents to help prevent them and protect yourself on the road. At Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law, our experienced Bend motorcycle accident lawyers have handled numerous cases and are well-versed in the causes of these accidents.
Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Negligent drivers: Many motorcycle accidents occur due to the negligence of other drivers on the road. This can include distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, or driving under the influence.
- Unsafe road conditions: Poorly maintained roads, potholes, debris, or uneven surfaces can pose significant risks to motorcyclists and lead to accidents.
- Inadequate visibility: Motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles, making it crucial for motorcyclists to take extra precautions to ensure they are seen by other drivers.
- Unsafe lane changes: When drivers fail to check their blind spots or signal properly, they may collide with a motorcyclist who is in their path.
- Defective motorcycle parts: Sometimes, accidents can occur due to faulty motorcycle parts or equipment, such as brakes, tires, or lights. These cases may involve product liability claims.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Oregon, it's important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Our Bend motorcycle accident lawyers can help you navigate the legal process, protect your rights, and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Don’t let the insurance company lie, cheat, and avoid responsibility for your injury. Contact Miller & Hopp today for a free injury consultation to discuss your case and file a claim. Call us at (888) 833-1023 or submit your details in our online consultation form. Serving Deschutes County.
You Need Legal Representation to Get the Compensation You Deserve
Insurance companies make money by negotiating the lowest settlement possible, not by offering fair and just compensation. Instead, they will offer you a tiny settlement that may not fully begin to cover your pain, suffering, and damages. You may have medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket costs piling up. We won’t let the insurance company get away with failing to pay their fair share for your injuries.
It’s par for the course that the insurance company will deny responsibility or even try to blame you for the accident. Once they respond to our claim, we’ll be hard at work gathering evidence on your behalf that proves their insured party was negligent and harmed you. Furthermore, our attorney will continue to negotiate with the insurance company and aggressively counter their arguments until we win a fair amount of money for you. Throughout the legal process, we take your accident seriously and will proceed all the way to trial if needed.
At Miller & Hopp, we represent clients in many types of negligence-based accidents that result in injuries and damages. Under Oregon law, you have legal rights in seeking compensation for what you have endured, from past and predicted future medical expenses to pain and suffering, emotional anguish, income loss, and more.
With 50 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law have the skills and knowledge to confront legal issues in any area related to your case.
Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law encompasses an extensive range of practice areas. We do not limit our practice or focus to one particular area of law. Our firm can use different strategies that will be most beneficial to the specifics of your case.
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