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Motorcycle Collision Injuries

Motorcycle Collision Injuries

Some people love the freedom of riding their motorcycles.  Some other people see motorcycles in an entirely different light.  It’s no secret that many have prejudices against motorcyclists.  When motorcycle riders are injured, a lot of people tend to start with the unconscious bias that the motorcyclist was probably at fault.  The problem is compounded by the fact that judges and jurors overwhelmingly get around by car, not by motorcycle, and tend to see cases from the automobile driver’s point of view.

When a motorcycle and another vehicle collide, for obvious reasons the motorcyclist almost always comes out the worse. Often, the injuries are serious.  A motorcyclist is 27 times more likely to be killed in a crash than occupants of passenger cars (per vehicle mile driven), according to National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) data.  While motorcyclists can and should take personal safety measures, they can only do so much.  For example, NHTSA reports that helmets are only 37% effective in preventing operator fatalities.  While it is important to wear a helmet, that means that in 63% of the fatal collisions, the driver would be killed even if they were wearing a helmet.

Motorcycle riders are subject to all of the risks and hazards of driving that auto drivers are subject to, and then some. Car drivers tend to do better at seeing other cars than they do at seeing motorcycles, for example.  “I never saw him” is a common refrain, even when the crash happened in full daylight on a level, straight road.  Witnesses often get motorcyclist speed estimates wrong: as a small, louder vehicle, motorcycle speeds are consistently overestimated by bystanders.

When a motorcyclist is hurt in a crash, they need an advocate in an automobile-dominated world.  We have represented motorcyclists ranging from casual weekend riders to Harley dealers to committed members of various motorcycle clubs.  We work to bring justice to injured motorcyclists. If you think you have a motorcycle injury case, contact us right away.

Motorcycle Accident Cases

Motorcyclist’s Trial Against Log Truck

Trial proves log truck fault for motorcyclist’s injuries: $561,467 jury verdict.

The attorneys at Corson & Johnson have helped countless individuals and families over the past three-plus decades.
Please click on the Read More Cases link highlighted below to see additional Motorcycle Crash Injury case examples.
If you think you may have a case, please call, email, or text us; we would be happy to talk with you.

Client Testimonials

Carl Davaz

“I never had a need for legal counsel before becoming the victim of a catastrophic accident. Through the recommendation of a friend, I met Don Corson and from the beginning of our relationship I found relief knowing that the circumstances of my situation would be represented with care and compassion. We first met in a hospital room where he listened to my story and prescribed a course of action that helped me navigate many unknowns. I relied on his insight and judgment, along with the professionalism of the entire Corson and Johnson staff. I’m comforted by all Don has done for me. I’ll always appreciate his friendship.”

Gordon Cabral
Eugene, OR

“Don represented me on a premises liability claim, and later, on a motorcycle collision case. We developed a relationship that was not only businesslike, but also truly friendly. He instilled in me confidence in his ability, and I never questioned his judgment. Don was honest and straightforward in his recommendations. Even though I was uncomfortable wit the judicial system, he made me feel confident, and comfortable enough to respond to the litigation issues as they arose. I never had a better experience working with someone as I had working with Don and his staff.”

Jess F.
Salem, OR

“You were honest and straight with your communication. You conveyed sincerity and follow-up well closing communication loops. You are honorable people who are trustworthy and competent. You are all top notch and top luck to all.”

Motorcycle Accident Resources

Keeping Riders and Drivers Safe on the Road

Keeping Riders and Drivers Safe on the Road

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing techniques and tips to keep motorcycles and cars safe on the roadways.

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