We Do Car Accident Cases Statewide
Sometimes a serious car accident can turn you and your family’s lives upside down. Maybe a negligent driver has injured or killed a loved one. You have medical bills, are missing work and wondering how you are ever going to recover. An experienced Portland car accident attorney can help. Our job is to take away all that worry and stress and let you focus on your health and your family.
You have a right to recover for your damages. This includes pain and suffering, lost income, past and future medical expenses, the lost capacity to earn a living and other reasonable and necessary damages. Our job is to make sure you get a full and fair recovery. We have experience handling car accident cases throughout Oregon.
Most car accident cases involve insurance. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will be the ones paying any settlement or verdict. Therefore, they will hire a lawyer for their driver and begin preparing the defense case right away. You should have a Portland car accident attorney building your case. We make sure that insurance companies pay victims fairly by preparing every case for trial. Furthermore, we only advise accepting a settlement when the insurance company offers an amount of money that is fair. Insurance companies only offer fair compensation when they know that the victim’s lawyer is prepared for trial and has experience trying cases. They know we are more than happy to let a jury decide what your compensation should be.
What A Good Portland Car Accident Attorney Can Do
- Get All The Evidence.
We find witnesses and get their statements, gather physical evidence, get pictures and video if there is any, talk to investigating officers and have experts help when accidents have complicated issues we need to understand. We gather evidence about your damages. We talk to doctors to understand your injuries and future prognosis. We gather evidence of wage losses or lost earning capacity. We know how to gather all the evidence and get it ready to present so that a jury can understand it if it comes to that.
- Calculate All Your Damages.
We have to prove all your damages. this includes past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, decreased earning capacity, pain and suffering and other related damages. We know how to accurately calculate your damages so that you leave nothing on the table. We can discuss pain and suffering with you so that you know what is realistic in your case. We know how to present these damages to a jury if necessary in a way that they can understand and act upon. we have a history of obtaining large pain and suffering verdicts in relation to the economic damages awarded.
- Negotiate With The Defense.
Once we have all the facts and know what your damages are, it is time to go get what you are entitled to. This can be very difficult. Insurance companies do not want to pay you anything unless they are forced to. They often do not negotiate fairly. We generally file lawsuits and start preparing for trial. Only then will the insurance companies take you seriously. Sometimes they still do not. Sometimes mediation is helpful but there comes a time when negotiations stop and a trial is inevitable.
- Try Your Case To A Verdict If Necessary.
More than ninety percent of all personal injury cases settle. But not every case can be settled unless you want to accept far less than a fair settlement value. This is because sometimes the defense just does not think they are at fault or does not believe the value of the case is what you do. This is why you have to have a lawyer that is experienced in trying cases to a verdict and is willing to do so. If you hire a lawyer that only has experience settling cases, you put all your hopes on the other side being fair. If they aren’t fair in your case, it may be too late to change lawyers and get someone who is qualified. This is why it is critically important to get a qualified lawyer from the very beginning.