Portland, OR – Motorcyclist Fatally injured in Crash on SE Division St near SE 154th AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (December 14, 2022) – A motorcycle accident reported on the southeast side of Portland early Monday evening claimed one person’s life. On December 12, the Portland Police Bureau responded to the scene of an accident on Southeast Division Street.
According to reports, a motorcyclist was traveling through the intersection of Southeast Division Street and South East 154th Avenue at around 4:50 p.m. For unknown reasons, they were struck by a second vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the crash.
The motorcyclist was severely injured in the crash. Authorities rushed to the scene to provide assistance. However, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Portland Police Bureau is currently investigating the accident.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died as a result of this crash.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon
Each year, vehicle crashes take the lives of countless people in the state of Oregon. Unfortunately, there are instances where motorcyclists end up passing away as a result of injuries that they suffer in accidents.
No one wants to think about the possibility of a loved one being killed in a motorcycle accident. However, if this tragedy does occur, it is important to know that you may have legal recourse. In Oregon, families are able to file a wrongful death claim after a fatal motorcycle accident against the person who is responsible.
This type of civil action can help your family recover compensation from the person responsible for the crash. Following the loss of your loved one, you may be able to seek compensation for lost wages, funeral expenses, and a variety of other costs and losses that you face. In order to prevail when filing a wrongful death claim in Oregon, you will need to prove that the death was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another.
This can be a difficult burden to meet, especially if the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. However, with the help of an experienced Portland wrongful death attorney, it may be possible to obtain compensation for your losses. Our knowledgeable legal team can help to build a strong case for your family and fight for fair compensation. We will help you get justice and fight to ensure that the person who took the life of your loved one is held accountable.
If you have been impacted by the wrongful death of a loved one, know that you are not alone. The Portland wrongful death lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience fighting for families like yours, and we will fight for fair compensation for your losses. To schedule a free consultation with our team, please call us at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.