Portland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Maximizing Recovery Potential: Motorcycle Accident Law in Portland and Across Oregon

WKD Law specializes in providing dedicated legal support for motorcycle accident cases in Portland, Oregon. Our experienced team is committed to assisting victims through the complexities of personal injury claims arising from motorcycle accidents.

Determining Liability: A Crucial Step in Motorcycle Accident Cases

In the aftermath of motorcycle accidents, determining liability is paramount. At WKD Law, our skilled attorneys meticulously analyze each case, considering factors like traffic conditions, road design, and potential negligence by other parties. Our goal is to build a robust case that establishes liability and holds responsible parties accountable for the harm caused.

Navigating Insurance Claims with Precision

Dealing with insurance claims can be overwhelming after a motorcycle crash. WKD Law has a proven track record of negotiating successfully with insurance companies. We strive to maximize compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, ensuring our clients receive the financial recovery they deserve.

Addressing Long-Term Impact: Beyond Financial Recovery

WKD Law understands the long-term impact of motorcycle accidents and collaborates with medical experts to assess the full extent of injuries. Our legal team ensures that clients receive appropriate compensation not only for immediate losses but also for ongoing medical care and rehabilitation.

Compassionate and Personalized Representation

Committed to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation, WKD Law recognizes the uniqueness of each motorcycle crash case. Our attorneys work closely with clients, tailoring strategies to align with their specific needs and circumstances.

Advocates for Motorcycle Safety

As advocates for motorcycle safety, WKD Law actively promotes awareness and education about the risks associated with riding. Staying informed about the latest safety measures and legal developments, our firm remains at the forefront of advocating for the rights of motorcycle accident victims in Portland, Oregon.

If you or a loved one has experienced a motorcycle crash, WKD Law is ready to help. Contact us for a confidential consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Our experienced team is prepared to fight for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.

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Motorcycle Accident Attorney Portland Oregon

With years of specialized expertise in Portland and throughout Oregon, our team navigates motorcycle accident laws effectively. We hold negligent parties accountable, ensuring justice for injuries and damages. Trust our dedicated representation to navigate the complexities of your motorcycle accident case with proven results.

Motorcycle Accident - Turner v. City of Depoe Bay

On a sunny Friday in June, deckhand Tyler Turner hopped on his motorcycle for a quick ride to the Post Office. He’d been living in Gresham attending Mt. Hood Community College, but with the recreational fishing season in full swing, Turner was back on the coast, and needed to change his mailing address. He never made it. He was a few blocks into his errand when a car pulled out in front of him.

“I impacted the driver door,” Turner, 26, recalled. “When I came to on the pavement, I knew it was going to be a lifelong injury. I couldn’t feel anything from my chest down. I knew it was paralysis.”

He broke his T4, T5, and T6 vertebrae. The T4 break impinged his spine, causing the paralysis. In addition to his spinal injuries, his sternum was snapped in half, and his lungs bruised. It would be two months of hospitalization and rehabilitation before he could go home – ample time to consider his life.

In this motorcycle accident, our client Tyler Turner contended that defendant Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) had contributed to the accident by negligently failing to correct hazardous conditions at the highway intersection where he was injured. In a summary judgment motion, ODOT claimed immunity from liability under ORS 30.265(6)(c), a provision of the Oregon Tort Claims Act, ORS 30.260 to ORS 30.300, that immunizes governmental entities from tort liability for “the performance of or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty.” ODOT’s claim of immunity rested on the theory that, because it has a policy of seeking highway safety improvement funding from the legislature only for the most crash-prone sites in the state highway system, ODOT’s omission of the crash site from its appropriation requests amounted to a budget-driven, discretionary policy decision not to make improvements at the site. Plaintiff opposed the motion with evidence that ODOT employees knew that the intersection was dangerous but had neglected to make improvements by using ODOT’s other mechanisms for evaluating and funding low-cost highway safety improvements.

Leading Motorcycle Accident Cases in Portland and Throughout Oregon: Expertise and Proven Results

Negligence in Motorcycle Accidents

WKD Law specializes in handling negligence cases leading to motorcycle crashes. Our seasoned attorneys meticulously examine factors like driver negligence, road conditions, and traffic violations. With a focus on accountability, we navigate the complexities of negligence claims to secure the compensation our clients deserve for injuries and damages sustained in motorcycle accidents.

Road Design or Unsafe Conditions

Navigating road design and unsafe conditions is crucial in motorcycle crash claims. At WKD Law, our expert team delves into cases involving hazardous road conditions, inadequate signage, and design flaws. We meticulously investigate these factors to establish liability, ensuring our clients receive rightful compensation for injuries and damages sustained in motorcycle accidents.

Product Liability in Motorcycle Accidents

WKD Law specializes in product liability cases related to motorcycle crashes. Our seasoned team scrutinizes defective motorcycle parts and equipment, holding manufacturers accountable for design flaws or manufacturing defects. With a focus on securing rightful compensation, we advocate for clients who have suffered injuries and damages due to faulty products.

Navigating the Legal Landscape: Key Considerations for Motorcycle Accident Cases

Victims confronting motorcycle crash cases should consider key factors to navigate the legal process effectively.

Understanding Time Limitations

Acknowledging time limitations is crucial, as statutes of limitations govern the timeframe for initiating legal action. Failing to file a claim promptly may jeopardize your ability to seek compensation. Contacting WKD Law immediately after a motorcycle crash ensures timely initiation of legal proceedings.

Preserving Crucial Evidence

Evidence preservation is vital for building a robust case. Gathering information at the accident scene, including contact details of witnesses, photos, and relevant documentation, significantly strengthens your case when pursuing compensation for injuries and damages.

Prioritizing Immediate Medical Attention

Seeking immediate medical attention is crucial not only for well-being but also for establishing a clear link between the accident and injuries. Medical records and professional opinions play a pivotal role in determining the extent of damages and the compensation to which you may be entitled.

Understanding Insurance Coverage

Understanding your insurance coverage is equally vital. Motorcycle accidents often involve complex insurance issues, and WKD Law possesses the expertise to navigate negotiations with insurance companies. Our diligent work ensures fair compensation for medical bills, property damage, and other losses covered by your insurance policy.

Navigating Oregon’s No-Fault Insurance System

It’s essential to note Oregon’s no-fault insurance system, where your own insurance company typically covers medical expenses and related losses, regardless of fault. However, situations may arise where pursuing a liability claim against the at-fault party is necessary. In such cases, WKD Law is well-equipped to guide you through this process, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our commitment is to provide comprehensive legal support, guiding you through each step of the process and advocating for your rights in motorcycle crash cases.


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Unraveling Liability in Motorcycle Accidents

Determining liability in motorcycle accident cases is a multifaceted process that demands a meticulous examination of various factors. Our seasoned attorneys at WKD Law bring unparalleled expertise to this critical aspect of your case.

Analyzing Key Factors

We delve into critical elements such as traffic conditions, road design, and potential negligence by involved parties. By meticulously analyzing these factors, we construct a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding the accident, aiding in the establishment of clear liability.

Expert Guidance for Informed Decisions

Navigating the complexities of liability determination requires legal acumen. WKD Law provides expert guidance, leveraging detailed investigations, witness statements, and expert opinions to strengthen your case. Trust us to navigate the intricacies of determining liability in motorcycle crash cases, ensuring your rights are protected and accountability is established.

Negotiating with Precision in Motorcycle Accident Cases

Insurance Matters After a Motorcycle Crash

Dealing with insurance companies following a motorcycle crash demands strategic expertise. At WKD Law, our seasoned team specializes in navigating the intricacies of insurance communications to secure the compensation deserved.

Maximizing Recovery Potential

The team excels in negotiating with insurance companies on behalf of clients. From complex paperwork to correspondence, WKD Law ensures meticulous attention to detail. Understanding the tactics insurers use to minimize payouts, we work diligently to maximize recovery. With WKD Law involved, focus can be on recovery while we handle the nuances of insurance claims. Trust in our advocacy for rights, safeguarding interests, and securing fair compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents

After a motorcycle accident, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention if needed. Report the accident to the authorities, gather contact information from any involved parties, and document the scene with photos. It’s crucial to consult with an experienced attorney like WKD Law to guide you through the legal process.

Liability in a motorcycle accident case is determined by analyzing various factors such as traffic conditions, road design, and potential negligence by other parties. Our team at WKD Law conducts a thorough investigation to establish liability and hold responsible parties accountable for the harm caused.

WKD Law has a proven track record of negotiating with insurance companies on behalf of our clients. We work to maximize compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to navigating the complexities of insurance claims to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

In a motorcycle accident case, you may be eligible for compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. WKD Law strives to assess the full extent of injuries, collaborating with medical experts to ensure our clients receive appropriate compensation for ongoing medical care and rehabilitation.

WKD Law recognizes that each motorcycle accident case is unique. Our team works closely with clients to tailor strategies that align with their specific needs and circumstances. We provide compassionate and personalized legal representation, advocating for the rights of motorcycle accident victims in Portland, Oregon.


Portland Personal Injury Lawyer - Motorcycle Accidents

Keith, a seasoned attorney at WKD Law, boasts extensive experience in motorcycle cases, including a remarkable $1,400,000 settlement for a case involving bad intersection design. With a proven track record of trying personal injury cases in state and federal courts, Keith is recognized for ethical and effective representation. Rated among the Top 50 lawyers in Oregon by Super Lawyers, elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, and listed in Best Lawyers in America, Keith’s accolades underscore his commitment to excellence. His “10.0 Superb” rating on Avvo.com and “AV Preeminent” rating on Martindale-Hubbell reflect the highest standards of ethical conduct and legal skill, garnering respect from both clients and fellow Oregon lawyers.

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Keith has tried personal injury cases to verdict in state and federal courts and has been recognized by his former clients and fellow Oregon lawyers for his record of providing ethical and effective representation.