Oregon motor vehicle accidents
take a financial and physical toll
Almost 30,000 accidents take place annually on Oregon roadways in which someone is killed or injured. Motor vehicle accidents change victims’ lives in a matter of seconds. Only a personal injury attorney can help people with serious injuries suffered through the negligence of another motorist to obtain the compensation they deserve. At Johnstun Injury Law LLC, Jacob Johnstun handles all aspects of a claim in order to allow clients to focus on the difficult task of recovering from their injuries
Negligent drivers cause accidents
All too frequently, even good drivers can be distracted or be rushing to get to an appointment and cause an accident. Some common driver errors that could cause a serious accident include:
- Exceeding posted speed limits
- Not yielding the right-of-way
- Failing to stay in lane
- Driving too fast under prevailing road or weather conditions
- Following too closely
- Driving recklessly
- Inattentive or distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
It is up to the attorney working on behalf of a car accident victim to gather and present evidence to prove a motorist committed one or more errors and breached the duty to act as a reasonably prudent person.
Protecting the rights of accident victims
The shock and dismay associated with a car accident frequently leaves victims wondering what to do next. A few things to do include:
Get medical attention: People involved in accidents should be evaluated by a physician. Some injuries, such as whiplash, might not become apparent for days or weeks after an accident.
Obtain names of witnesses: If physically able to do so, victims should get the names and contact information of people witnessing the collision.
Take pictures of the accident scene: Either the victim or someone acting on behalf of the victim should take pictures of the accident scene to assist the attorney handling the claim.
Do not give recorded statements to adjusters from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. It is only looking for reasons to devalue and minimize your claim. If the
adjuster is from your own insurance company, he or she will require some basic information in order to pay for your medical bills through the Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
portion of your policy. However, it is best to simply let your attorney deal with the insurance companies.
Contacting Columbia County personal injury attorney Jacob Johnstun for a free consultation is a great way for auto accident victims to know whether their case is on the right track. You can also download his free book Top 10 Ways Accident Victims Sabotage Their Own Case here: https://www.johnstuninjurylaw.com/book/
Staunch advocate fighting for damages for accident victims
The financial toll associated with an auto accident can be staggering. Damages could include:
- Costs of medical treatment
- Lost earnings
- Repairs to vehicles or personal property
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
Compassionate and dedicated representation
An attorney with a proven record, who has developed the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain exceptional results for his clients.
Personal injury attorney Jacob Johnstun at Johnstun Injury Law LLC in St. Helens is committed to helping victims of motor vehicle accidents recover from their injuries by letting them concentrate on their recovery while he handles the rest. Call 503-610-5399 to schedule a consultation and case evaluation.
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