In the state of Oregon, automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death. In most situations victims who have been injured by the negligent and/or reckless conduct of a third party will be made an offer to settle outside of court, but there may be times when you will need to protest the offer or take further legal action in order to receive the compensation you deserve.
What Is Negligent and Reckless Conduct?
A car accident can be caused by unsafe roadways, defective vehicles, and/or negligence. A personal injury attorney who specializes in car accidents will carefully review a case and analyze the evidence before determining the party or parties who are responsible for your injuries.
Negligence is the most common cause of car accidents in the state of Oregon. Some of the most common forms of negligence which can result in an accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Disobeying traffic laws (i.e. running a red light)
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Aggressive driving
- Defective vehicles or vehicle components
- Tire blowouts
- Poorly constructed, maintained or designed roadways
In some instances a car accident is caused by more than one party. A driver may be able to recover damages for negligence or reckless behavior of another driver, a manufacturer of a vehicle (yours, or that of another vehicle involved), or a public entity.
Do You Need an Attorney?
Insurance companies are eager to settle car accident claims as quickly as possible and for as little as possible. The majority of injured parties we meet have little to no experience when it comes to negotiating with insurance companies, and they do not realize the full value of compensation that they will need in order to heal and recover.
The attorneys at the law offices of Dwyer Williams Dretke PC have been able to recover an array of damages for injured parties, including:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reimbursement of medical expenses
- Compensation for wage loss based on future earning capacity
- Compensation for reduced enjoyment of life
- Loss of comfort and support of a spouse
Our personal injury attorneys act as your personal advocates. We make sure that your story is correctly heard by insurance companies, the judge, the jury and all other attorneys, and that you are fully compensated for your injuries.
You can schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident attorneys in Oregon today at (541) 617-0555.