Motorcycle Cases Are Different
Motorcycle cases shouldn’t just be treated like any other car accident case. The laws that apply can be different. More importantly, the way these cases are viewed by insurance adjusters, insurance defense lawyers, judges and juries is different. Unlike a car crash case, you may not have PIP insurance on your motorcycle policy. You may need help figuring out how to get medical care. You may be dealing with an insurance representative that does not understand motorcycles and motorcycle accident cases. Having an experienced Portland motorcycle accident attorney can help get your case resolved faster and for more money. Chad Stavley has handled many motorcycle accident cases and recovered over a million dollars for motorcyclists injured on roads in Portland and throughout Oregon.
Motorcycle cases are unique. Get a lawyer who is qualified to handle Oregon motorcycle accident cases. Below are a few things we think you should consider.
What To Look For When Selecting a Portland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
- Someone who has done this before.
Don’t let your case be the one some lawyer experiments with. You should look for a lawyer who has successfully handled many motorcycle cases before yours.
- Someone who rides.
The best way to ensure that your lawyer understands what happened to you is to choose a Portland motorcycle accident attorney who has been in the same situation. Hiring someone who also rides is a good idea. Chad grew up riding dirt bikes and has taken spent days riding across large parts of the country.
- Someone with strong courtroom experience.
Chad has tried over 100 cases including more than 75 jury trials. Most Oregon personal injury lawyers will not try that many cases in their entire career. Courtroom experience makes all the difference when selecting a lawyer. If the defense doesn’t play nice, and if your case has to go to trial, you should have someone by your side who has been there before.
We Fight Anti-Motorcycle Bias
Motorcycle cases are often treated unfairly by everyone involved from the very beginning. The insurance adjuster may undervalue your case because he or she thinks you are unsafe for simply riding a motorcycle. They’ll bank on having jurors who feel the same way if you take your case to trial. So they think they can afford to be cheap. If you file a lawsuit, the insurance company’s lawyers will also likely be biased against you. They’ll attempt to hold you to a higher standard than a driver of a car. At the Law Office of Chad Stavley, we fight against this bias. We have successfully recovered large damages for injured motorcyclists.