Motorcycles are a popular way to navigate up and down the Oregon coast, especially during the warmer weather months. I know this because I am a rider myself. However, as all riders of motorcycles know, riding can pose more risks than your average passenger vehicle due to their smaller size and how exposed the drivers are on the road. There are a variety of situations that lead to motorcycle accidents, but when one occurs, you’ll need a good motorcycle accident lawyer. In Salem, OR, that name is Brady Mertz.
Careless drivers – Unfortunately, even if you are a safe motorcycle driver, accidents are still common due to inattentive drivers who may not notice smaller vehicles on the road such as motorcycles. In a collision with a car, motorcyclists suffer much more severely due to how vulnerable they are compared to passengers who are protected by a larger vehicle.
Road hazards – The smaller size of motorcycles not only makes them more difficult to see, but also makes for a less stable vehicle compared to a passenger car. Motorcyclists are at higher risk for slipping and falling on wet pavement, gravel, potholes, and other rubble obstructing roadways. While these types of accidents are usually caused by a particular person or driver, there are also agencies in place that have a responsibility to keep roads safe for everyone. Brady Mertz of Salem, OR, is the motorcycle accident lawyer you can trust to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable.
Types of personal injury that commonly occur from motorcycle accidents:
● Fractured bones
● Head injuries
● Road rash
● Bruising and lacerations
● Spinal cord and/or neck injuries
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious personal injury accompanied with expensive medical bills, and can sometimes be fatal. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and need a lawyer in Salem, OR, contact the law offices of Brady Mertz, PC for guidance.