Motorcycle Accidents

Salem, Oregon Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

The Gatti Law Firm: Oregon’s Largest Injury Firm

Being in a motorcycle accident can be traumatic and life-changing. Severe injuries, mounting medical bills, and emotional distress can leave you overwhelmed and unsure where to turn for help. Knowing that another person’s carelessness caused your pain can make the situation all the more frustrating, especially if you do not know how to hold them accountable for the damage they have caused.

The Gatti Law Firm knows what you are going through because we work closely with people in your position and have been for over 45 years. You do not need to do this alone. We want to be your advocates and help you navigate the complex legal system to fight for what you deserve: justice and compensation for the financial losses resulting from your accident.

Our Salem motorcycle accident attorneys want to hear more about your situation. We do this through a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, during which we will listen to your account of what happened and provide you with information about how we can help. When you hire us for your legal representation, we will provide support and offer critical guidance and advice to help you navigate the legal process. If you need help finding treatment for your injuries, we can also recommend doctors and medical specialists to ensure you get the care you need.

We work on a contingency basis, which means you pay no upfront legal fees for our services. Rather, we take a small percentage of your earnings if we win the case. To put it another way: If we don’t win, you don’t pay us.

Give us a call at (503) 363-3443 for a free consultation.

Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are at a disadvantage when it comes to the risk of injury in an accident. No matter how many hours of training and education you complete or how much protective gear you wear, the reality is that there are other motorists on the road who will choose recklessness over caution, putting riders like yourself at risk of an accident and the injuries that come with it.

An accident puts you at considerably high risk of serious injuries, including but not limited to: 

  • Broken Bones
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Organ Damage
  • Traumatic Brain Damage

These accidents can also result in psychological injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Motorcyclists have long faced a cultural stigma that paints them as reckless and dangerous. This stereotype can have unfortunate consequences in a personal injury case. Motorcyclists are often doubted when reporting injuries, and insurance companies try to take advantage of them. While this may be your first experience facing this unfair stereotype, it is something that we are duly familiar with and plan for accordingly. As your advocates, we will fight any attempt to diminish your claim or to wrongfully portray you as responsible for your accident.

Damages You May Be Entitled To

When you are in pain, your priority should be healing, not frantically trying to figure out how you will pay for the medical care you need.

As your advocates, we want to give you the time and space you need to heal while we seek damages related to your injuries, such as:

  • Past, Present, and Future Medical Care
  • Damage to Your Vehicle and Other Property
  • Compensation for Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Permanent Disability

In seeking compensation, you are not being selfish, crass, or opportunistic—you are pursuing the resources you need to recover. We know that no amount of money can undo what you have lived through; however, a fair settlement can help alleviate the stress of your accident while delivering justice.

Is a Lawyer Necessary for My Motorcycle Accident Case?

Many people assume that the insurance system renders legal representation unnecessary or obsolete—after all, if there’s a system in place to provide a payout following an accident, why complicate things with an attorney?

The reality is that the claims process is far more complicated than it appears on the surface, no matter what insurers lead you to believe.

To begin, insurance companies do everything they can to pay out as little as possible—that is not an assumption, it is the nature of how they remain functional and profitable. In the vast majority of motorcycle accident claims we handle, we observe insurers offering scant settlements. If your health were not a factor here, accepting an inadequate payment might not be an issue; however, you may not know the true extent of the care you will need in the future, and accepting an inadequate settlement could make it harder to afford long-term care, such as physical and psychological therapy. You also face the risk of being priced out of high-quality care, forcing you to seek the help of less experienced healthcare professionals.

This accident was not your fault, and you should not have to accept the bare minimum. We want you to have access to the best care available, and we know how to build a case that puts you in a solid position to fight for it.

In addition to handling insurance claims, our team knows what it takes to build a strong case. We have access to specialists who can substantiate your claims, such as medical experts and accident reconstructionists.

We can collect evidence like security footage, witness statements, police reports, and medical records to reconstruct your accident and demonstrate how it has affected your quality of life. The more evidence we have in your favor, the harder it will be for insurers to underpay you or deny your claim.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Salem, OR Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

In a perfect world, you would not have to rely on going to great lengths to pursue justice and medical care. While we cannot make things perfect, we can work to make your situation more manageable. Your time is precious, and we want you to spend it on what you need—rest and time with your loved ones. Let us take care of the legal minutiae during this difficult time.

For your motorcycle accident case in Salem, OR, count on our team at The Gatti Law Firm. We will maintain clear and active communication with you, and aim to be accessible whenever you need us. Our goal is not to get a quick payout or put another case under our belt—it is to put you in a position to heal without worry or obstruction. We are ready to be your advocate and work tirelessly for not only the care you need but the care you deserve.

The sooner you begin the process of filing your claim, the stronger your case will be. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (503) 363-3443 or contact us online.

 

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