Skip to content

Results

At the Capitol

Vulnerable User

Senate Bill 810, 2019

Senate Bill 810

Adds motorcycles and mopeds to Vulnerable Users list.  Increases penalties to careless drivers that injure riders and makes it a crime to injure a rider or passenger with criminal negligence.  Drafted bill, coordinated bill strategy, testified in committees in support. Passed and signed by the Governor, effective January 1, 2020.

Lane Filtering

House Bill 2314, 2019

House Bill 2314

Allowing motorcycles to filter between cars during traffic jams on highways. Testified in committees in support. Bill was stopped in committee.

Vehicular Assault

House Bill 2598, 2017

House Bill 2598

Made it a crime for a reckless driver to injure a rider or passenger. Drafted bill, coordinated bill strategy, testified in committees in support. Passed and signed by the Governor, effective January 1, 2018.

Lane Filtering

Senate Bill 385, 2017

Senate Bill 385

Allowing motorcycles to filter between cars during traffic jams on highways. Coordinated bill strategy, testified in committee in support. Bill stopped in committee.

Dead Red

Senate Bill 533, 2015

Senate Bill 533

Allowing motorcycles and bicycles to go through a red light if not detected by sensors. Testified in committee in support. Passed and Signed by the Governor, effective January 1, 2016.

Lane Filtering

Senate Bill 694, 2015

Senate Bill 694

Allowing motorcycles to filter between cars during traffic jams on highways. Coordinated bill strategy, testified in committees in support. Passed the Senate but stopped in House Committee.

At the Capitol

Senate Bill 810, 2019

Vulnerable User

Adds motorcycles and mopeds to Vulnerable Users list.  Increases penalties to careless drivers that injure riders and makes it a crime to injure a rider or passenger with criminal negligence.  Drafted bill, coordinated bill strategy, testified in committees in support. Passed and signed by the Governor, effective January 1, 2020.

House Bill 2314, 2019

Lane Filtering

Allowing motorcycles to filter between cars during traffic jams on highways. Testified in committees in support. Bill was stopped in committee.

House Bill 2598, 2017

Vehicular Assault

Made it a crime for a reckless driver to injure a rider or passenger. Drafted bill, coordinated bill strategy, testified in committees in support. Passed and signed by the Governor, effective January 1, 2018.

Senate Bill 385, 2017

Lane Filtering

Allowing motorcycles to filter between cars during traffic jams on highways. Coordinated bill strategy, testified in committee in support. Bill stopped in committee.

Senate Bill 533, 2015

Dead Red

Allowing motorcycles and bicycles to go through a red light if not detected by sensors. Testified in committee in support. Passed and Signed by the Governor, effective January 1, 2016.

Senate Bill 694, 2015

Lane Filtering

Allowing motorcycles to filter between cars during traffic jams on highways. Coordinated bill strategy, testified in committees in support. Passed the Senate but stopped in House Committee.

2598 Signing Gov Brown

In the Courtroom

We fight for the best result for each rider in an Oregon motorcycle accident no matter the circumstances, whether the case is big or small. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and reduced millions of dollars in liens that our clients would have had to pay out of their settlements. Some recent examples:

$1,100,000

Rider Rear-Ended by Careless Driver

$1,100,000 for a rider rear-ended by a car.  Hospitalization, multiple vertebral fractures, internal injuries, and burns. Impaired earning capacity due to Oregon motorcycle accident. Case filed and litigated. Multiple experts. Case settled just before trial.

$900,000

Rider T-Boned Car

$900,000 for a rider that t-boned a car that cut across his path. Hospitalization, multiple fractures, orthopedic injuries, and loss of spleen. Comparative was fault alleged against rider before representation but then dropped as a result of our representation.

$650,000

Motorcycle v. Commercial Vehicle

$650,000 for a rider that was hit by a commercial vehicle in an intersection. Hospitalization, multiple fractures and orthopedic injuries. Liability was denied until our investigation discovered a video of the Oregon motorcycle accident. Settled after filing.

$425,000

Classic Car Head-On Collision

$425,000 for a riding couple injured in a head-on collision in their antique classic car.  Multiple fractures and orthopedic injuries. Obtained both liability and under-insured motorist coverage limits for wife and got all medical liens for both husband and wife reduced by 99%.

$200,000

Motorcycle v. Uninsured Driver

$200,000 (policy limits) for a riding couple hit by an uninsured driver. Orthopedic injuries and surgeries. Total medical bills exceeded amount of coverage. Obtained the maximum recovery possible for both husband and wife and then got the amount owed for medical bills reduced by more than 75%.

$130,000

Motorcycle v. Rural Farm Truck

$130,000 for a rider injured when he struck a farm truck with his motorcycle in a rural county. Denied liability. Broken leg and surgery. Over $105,000 in unpaid medical bills due to no health insurance. Case filed and litigated. Settlement included obtaining significant reductions to outstanding medical bills resulting all medical bills satisfied and significant compensation for the client.

$125,000

Motorcycle v. Motorcycle

$125,000 (policy limits) for a rider injured by a careless inexperienced rider that lost control of his motorcycle and collided with her. Orthopedic injuries and surgery. $60,000 in medical expenses were paid by the client’s federally protected ERISA health plan. We obtained an extraordinary 50% reduction on the lien for the client after protracted negotiations with a law firm in Washington D.C.

$50,000

Case Dropped by Prior Attorney

$50,000 (policy limits) for a rider that had a car turn left in front of him. Witnesses and the police report faulted the rider for speeding. Denied liability. Extended hospitalization, multiple orthopedic injuries, surgeries, and a $550,000 medical bill lien. Previous attorney quit on the case. We got the rider the maximum recovery possible and all medical liens waived.

$25,000

Client Offered $4800

$25,000 (policy limits) for a rider (driving his car) that was hit by an impaired driver.  Soft tissue injuries. Client was offered $4800 by insurance company prior to our representation. Case settled for the maximum amount possible shortly after our representation and we got the PIP lien waived.

In the Courtroom

We fight for the best result for each rider no matter the circumstances, whether the case is big or small. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and reduced millions of dollars in liens that our clients would have had to pay out of their settlements. Some recent examples:

Rider Rear-Ended by Careless Driver

$1,100,000

$1,100,000 for a rider rear-ended by a car. Hospitalization, multiple vertebral fractures, internal injuries, and burns. Impaired earning capacity. Case filed and litigated. Multiple experts. Case settled just before trial.

Rider T-Boned Car

$900,000

$900,000 for a rider that t-boned a car that cut across his path. Hospitalization, multiple fractures, orthopedic injuries, and loss of spleen. Comparative was fault alleged against rider before representation but then dropped as a result of our representation.

Motorcycle v. Commercial Vehicle

$650,000

$650,000 for a rider that was hit by a commercial vehicle in an intersection. Hospitalization, multiple fractures and orthopedic injuries. Liability was denied until our investigation discovered a video of the accident. Settled after filing.

Classic Car Head-On Collision

$425,000

$425,000 for a riding couple injured in a head-on collision in their antique classic car. Multiple fractures and orthopedic injuries. Obtained both liability and under-insured motorist coverage limits for wife and got all medical liens for both husband and wife reduced by 99%.

Motorcycle v. Uninsured Driver

$200,000

$200,000 (policy limits) for a riding couple hit by an uninsured driver. Orthopedic injuries and surgeries. Total medical bills exceeded amount of coverage. Obtained the maximum recovery possible for both husband and wife and then got the amount owed for medical bills reduced by more than 75%.

Motorcycle v. Rural Farm Truck

$130,000

$130,000 for a rider injured when he struck a farm truck with his motorcycle in a rural county. Denied liability. Broken leg and surgery. Over $105,000 in unpaid medical bills due to no health insurance. Case filed and litigated. Settlement included obtaining significant reductions to outstanding medical bills resulting all medical bills satisfied and significant compensation for the client.

Motorcycle v. Motorcycle

$125,000

$125,000 (policy limits) for a rider injured by a careless inexperienced rider that lost control of his motorcycle and collided with her.  Orthopedic injuries and surgery. $60,000 in medical expenses were paid by the client’s federally protected ERISA health plan. We obtained an extraordinary 50% reduction on the lien for the client after protracted negotiations with a law firm in Washington D.C.

Case Dropped by Prior Attorney

$50,000

$50,000 (policy limits) for a rider that had a car turn left in front of him. Witnesses and the police report faulted the rider for speeding. Denied liability. Extended hospitalization, multiple orthopedic injuries, surgeries, and a $550,000 medical bill lien. Previous attorney quit on the case. We got the rider the maximum recovery possible and all medical liens waived.

Client Offered $4800

$25,000

$25,000 (policy limits) for a rider (driving his car) that was hit by an impaired driver.  Soft tissue injuries. Client was offered $4800 by insurance company prior to our representation. Case settled for the maximum amount possible shortly after our representation and we got the PIP lien waived.

These cases are examples of recent real client outcomes.  While we make our best effort to obtain the maximum financial recovery for every client, these examples in no way predict the outcome of your case.

Scroll To Top