Roseburg Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Oregon attracts motorcyclists from around the country; we offer thousands of miles of beautiful scenic highways through mountain, sea coast, and desert terrain. Motorcycles are a wonderful, cost effective, environmentally efficient way to travel, and statistics show that motorcyclists are some of the safest and most defensive drivers on the road. Unfortunately, the biggest problem a motorcycle rider has is that – no matter how experienced and careful they are – they are still at the mercy of people who are driving cars and trucks! When a motorcycle and a car collide, there is no question which one will suffer the most damage. An injury sustained on a motorcycle is almost always far more serious and extensive than an injury sustained in a car, even with the latest in protective motorcycle clothing. The head and neck area are extremely vulnerable, even with helmets, and the possibility of traumatic brain injury (TBI), nerve damage, spinal cord injury (SCI), paralysis, amputation, and death is greater than in any other kind of vehicular accident. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Automobile drivers turning into a motorcyclist’s lane, violating his or her right-of-way
- Automobile drivers failure to yield to motorcyclists at highway exit and entrance ramps
- Poor road conditions; potholes, uneven pavement
- Poor weather conditions, poor visibility at night
- Defective helmets, motorcycle equipment, or components
Shlesinger & deVilleneuve have been representing injured Oregonians since 1971; we take pride in helping people recover and get their lives back on track! If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney who understands the mindset of auto insurance companies. When it comes to motorcycle accidents; despite all evidence to the contrary, there is often a negative social bias toward “bikers,” and an insurance company – or their lawyer – will play this card when negotiating your settlement. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve we understand exactly what tactics insurance companies use, and we know exactly what it takes to advocate on your behalf! We will fight to get you the settlement you deserve, or we will take your case to court! Call our offices for a complimentary consultation; we will get back to you the same day to set up an appointment with one of our dedicated attorneys. All the work we do on behalf of our personal injury clients is on a contingency basis only; there is no fee without recovery. At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve – our client’s welfare comes first; let us fight for you when you cannot!