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Modified Comparative Negligence and Its Impact on Your Motorcycle Injury Case

Posted on Feb 02, 2013 By Mark Leeds

If you have sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, there is some good news: Oregon law does not allow for contributory negligence, which says that if you played any role at all in your own injury, the other party cannot be held negligent. That having been said, however, your personal injury attorney in Portland will still have to show that your own negligence, if any, in the accident was 50 percent or less of the overall cause of the accident in order for you to be eligible for compensation.

The 50 percent or less requirement is what is known as modified comparative negligence, and it holds that your motorcycle accident attorney in Portland must prove that you were not primarily responsible for the injuries sustained in the accident. Even if you were 48% responsible, you would still be entitled to any compensation that was due, but the amount you actually received at the end of the day would be reduced to only 52% of the final settlement or award. Having an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is important, then, as your accident attorney will be able to let you know whether or not pursuing such a lawsuit would ultimately be worth the effort.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and you believe the majority of the responsibility rests on another party, contact personal injury attorney Mark J. Leeds in Portland as soon as possible. Together, you can begin building a case to prove that you had less than a majority role in your accident. When you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Portland, contact Mark J. Leeds.

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Portland – Do you need a motorcycle accident attorney in Portland? Personal injury attorney Mark J. Leeds aggressively pursues compensation for his clients. With years of expertise in civil trials and the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics, Mark consistently provides excellent representation for the accident victims who are his clients. When you need legal counsel you can trust, contact personal injury attorney Mark J. Leeds at 503.886.8981 or toll free at 888.446.1999. You can also visit portland-personalinjuryattorney.com.

Mark J Leeds, P.A.
1001 SW 5th Ave Suite 1100 Portland OR 97204 PortlandOR97204 USA 
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Category: Accident
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