Motorcycle Accident FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Motorcycle Accidents

Our Portland injury attorneys have compiled common questions from their clients who were motorcycle riders who have gotten in an accident caused by another vehicle or poorly maintained infrastructure. For more information about accidents with large or commercial trucks, visit our Motorcycle Accident Claims page.

What should I do if I get into a motorcycle accident in Portland, OR?

portland-personal-injury-lawyer-motorcycleImmediately after your motorcycle injury, check yourself and others involved in the accident for serious injuries. Call emergency services if necessary. At the scene of the accident, you will want to get witnesses’ names and contact information, as well as the name, contact information, and insurance information. Even if you are shaken up or think the accident may have been your fault, don’t admit blame at the scene of the accident.

Talk to your Portland injury attorney as soon as possible. Visit our Choosing the Right Personal Injury Attorney in Portland page for information on why you need a Portland accident lawyer and some important criteria that will make sure you choose the attorney that can help you the most.

Do I need to file any reports if I was in a Portland, OR bike accident?

If your accident involved death, personal injury, or significant property damage, you must notify the police, who in most cases will create a written report of the incident. You must also file an accident report with the DMV. Find a link to this report on our Car Accident Resources page.

Do I need to wear a helmet to ride a motorcycle in Portland? If I was in a Portland, Oregon bike accident and I was not wearing a helmet, can I still recover damages?

In the state of Oregon, you are legally required to wear an US Department of Transportation approved helmet while riding a motorcycle. If you were injured in a bike accident in Portland and you weren’t wearing a helmet, you may still have a personal injury claim. Even when wearing a helmet, riders have a higher risk of an accident involving a Catastrophic Injury than many of the other motorists on the road. Talk to one of our Portland personal injury lawyers for a free phone consultation and we can help answer your questions.

What compensation can I expect to receive for my Portland, OR bike accident?

A personal injury claim for a motorcycle accident in Portland, OR is determined by the injuries you sustained in your bike accident and how they will affect you moving forward. The following are the five factors that determine most Portland, OR injury claims:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

How long will it take for me to get compensation from my Portland, OR motorcycle accident?

It is very difficult to predict how long it will take to resolve your Portland personal injury claim. These cases are often settled in a matter of months; in other cases they go to trial which can take significantly longer. Dawson Law Group’s personal injury attorneys in Portland, Oregon are committed to getting our clients the compensation they deserve in a timely manner. Our goal is the same as yours- to remove financial stress from your situation so that you can focus on getting better and moving on from your accident.

How much does it cost to retain a personal injury lawyer in Portland?

portland-personal-injury-attorney-bike-accidentAt Dawson Law Group, ourPortland personal injury attorneysaccept cases on acontingent basis. That means that our legal fees are taken out of your settlement or judgement. Until we win you the compensation and justice that you deserve, you won’t be charged a single dollar in lawyer fees. If you or a loved one were recently injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, we urge you to give us a call for a free, no-pressure phone consultation. We want to get to know you, hear your side of the story, help you understand your legal options, and help you put together a plan moving forward. Talk to a Portland accident lawyer today at 503-919-1315!