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Lance D. Youd

Portland Motorcycle Accident Attorney


In Portland, bikers can hop on their motorcycle and enjoy a thrilling ride for the majority of the year. Sadly, some of these rides do not always end well. It is more difficult for drivers to see and be aware of approaching motorcyclists than automobiles.  Driving a motorcycle puts you at greater risk because they do not provide physical protection like a vehicle.  Motorcycles can be viewed as a more dangerous and reckless form of transportation.  If you have been injured in a crash, it is important to work with a Portland motorcycle accident attorney that will fight for your rights and ensure they are upheld.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Portland?

No two motorcycle accidents are ever exactly alike. After a crash, you need an experienced lawyer who will conduct a full investigation to determine how the accident happened. This is the only way to determine who to hold liable for paying the financial compensation you deserve. A few of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents that place bikers in jeopardy are as follows:

  • Sudden or improper lane changes
  • Improper turns
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs, or medication
  • Violation of traffic laws
  • Defective motorcycle parts and add-on features
  • Improperly designed or maintained roads
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The Role of Comparative Fault in Motorcycle Accidents

The law in Oregon recognizes that there can be more than one party at fault for an accident. Under the comparative fault law in the state, you can still claim financial compensation if you contributed to the crash. However, you must be able to show that you were less than 50 percent at fault. Unfortunately, the insurance company will try to prove that you were mostly at fault for the crash, so they do not have to pay the full settlement you deserve.

A number of negligent actions could result in a motorcyclist being found at fault for an accident. One of the most common ones, though, is a failure to wear a helmet. Oregon has a universal motorcycle helmet law, which means anyone riding a motorcycle as an operator or a passenger is required to wear a helmet while doing so. If you do not wear a helmet and you suffer an injury, it could be used against you.

Our Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Portland Can Help with Your Case

After a crash, the insurance company of the at-fault party will want to negotiate the least amount possible for your loss in an accident.  At Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law, our Portland motorcycle accident attorney will shield you from these claims and prove negligence and help you receive a fair settlement to cover the cost of your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Call us now at (503) 399-8967 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case.

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Our clients say it best

At Youd Law, we pride ourselves in offering unmatched service. Lance and his staff are responsive and respectful, providing efficient, expert assistance in a kind and courteous manner.


We cannot thank you enough for your generous intervention for our dear friends. It shows how God used you to answer prayer!

K H Family Family Law 2019

I wouldn’t want to go up against you Lance. Thanks to you and your team for your hard work.

KW July 2019

It’s been a long battle and I want you to know I appreciate all you have done.

RD July 2019

God answers…..One of our dear friends reached out to a lawyer she knows for me. What a great man! He contacted me and spent over a half an hour on the phone answering my questions.


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Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law proudly serves clients in Salem, Portland,and all surrounding areas in the greater Willamette Valley, OR.


1596 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97302
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17036 Canal Circle Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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