Oregon Car Accident Attorneys
Mechanism of whiplash injury to the neck in a typical rear-end car accident
From the time we learn to drive, we are taught to follow simple driver safety rules. Keep your eyes on the road. Don’t follow too closely. Don’t speed. Follow all traffic control devices. More recently, don’t use your cell phone while driving. These safety rules are intended to keep all drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists safe. In fact, our safety on the road depends on everyone following these rules. When one person violates a rule, it threatens the safety of everyone around them. Oregon car accident attorneys evaluate each case to determine what safety rule has been broken.
To increase safety in the community, Oregon laws require drivers to be accountable for their actions when they don’t follow the rules of the road. Simply put, if someone doesn’t follow the safety rules and as a result harms someone, they are responsible for the harm caused. The most common types of harm that our car accident attorneys see are lost wages, medical bills, property damage, physical pain, future physical impairment, and disruption to a client’s life.
Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury case our lawyers see. About half of the cases that come through our door are car accident cases. Each case requires our attorneys to perform a thorough investigation. Our attorneys review the facts of the collision, police reports, damage estimates, photos, medical records, and bills. Depending on the case, our car accident lawyers may be required to speak with treating doctors to assess the permanency of injuries and/or speak with crash reconstructionists to better understand the forces involved in the collision. Each car accident and resulting investigation is different.
Common terms used in motor vehicle collision cases
Most car accident cases have a two-year statute of limitations. This means your car accident lawyer in Oregon must either settle your case or file a lawsuit within this timeframe. If you do not, your case could be lost forever. There can also be shorter time deadlines that may apply to your specific case. It is important to talk with an experienced car accident attorney to find out if any other time deadlines apply to your case.
Please feel free to call one of our attorneys if you have any questions or would like a free consultation. We are more than willing to answer any questions you have. There is no obligation to hire our law firm. Our law firm is centrally located and takes car accident and other auto accident cases across the state of Oregon, including the cities of: Corvallis, Albany, Portland, Eugene, Salem, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Newport, Waldport, and Lincoln City.