Car Accidents in Oregon
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are 4-6 million US car accidents reported every year, or one every six minutes. Our personal injury law firm is uniquely suited to represent seriously injured victims of car crashes, because we staunchly defended these types of injury claims for 50 years.
Why Choose Our Oregon Personal Injury Firm for Car Accidents?
Defending Insurance Companies for 50 Years
The first rule of a successful negotiation is: Know Your Opponent. In an injury case, your opponents are (1) the insurance industry, and (2) their highly skilled defense law firms.
Fortunately for Spooner Staggs clients, no law firm knows the insurance industry better than we do―we spent 50 years as one of the insurance industry’s top defense firms for their biggest, toughest cases. We’ve walked in their shoes, analyzed thousands of cases for them, and encouraged fair outcomes for literally thousands of car-related accidents and injuries.
This rare experience has given us an insider’s knowledge and understanding into how the insurance industry analyzes, evaluates, prices, and settles cases. We’ve walked in their shoes, so we know all their tools, tricks, and techniques. We know the buttons to push and the levers to pull to motivate them to settle cases more quickly and for more money.
With an unparalleled understanding of insurance companies cultivated through years of defending them, we bring a uniquely powerful advantage to those seeking justice after a car crash.
Fierce Automobile-Injury Trial Lawyers
Boasting a track record of successful jury trials that few Oregon firms can equal, we are relentless advocates for our clients. We are always ready to take cases to trial, ensuring that our seriously injured clients receive genuine justice.
Understanding the mindset of insurance companies is crucial when seeking fair compensation. We possess a nuanced insight into how insurers operate, evaluate cases, and make settlement decisions. This knowledge allows us to strategically leverage that insight to ensure our clients receive the maximum settlement for their car accident injuries.
In an era where fewer cases proceed to trial, we stand as fierce and effective trial lawyers. With a track record of successful jury trials that few law firms in Oregon can equal, we’re ready to expertly take your automobile case to trial if necessary. Our commitment to real justice for injured auto-accident victims sets us apart from “paper tiger” lawyers who shy away from the courtroom.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Oregon
Human error is the primary cause of car accidents, with factors such as distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, reckless driving, and fatigue leading to crashes.
Reporting Accidents in Oregon
Oregon mandates reporting accidents to the DMV under specific conditions. If damage exceeds $2,500 or there are injuries or deaths, reporting is required.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) in Oregon
Understanding the auto insurance system in Oregon is vital. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provides coverage for medical expenses up to $15,000, regardless of fault, offering crucial and prompt support to accident victims.
Seeking Compensation: The Path to Justice
Determining liability is paramount for seeking compensation for injuries and damages. Our firm, with its extensive experience, guides clients in pursuing personal injury claims against responsible parties.
Injuries Vary in Severity
Some common car-accident injuries include:
- Broken bones (fractures) and bruises
- Chest injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Neck injuries
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Strains and sprains
Immediate Action is Essential
Gathering and preserving evidence, reporting incidents to authorities, and seeking medical attention promptly are crucial steps for those injured in car accidents.
Your Trusted Advocates
Our firm has defended thousands of car accident claims for 50 years. Now, we’re here to use our inside knowledge to assist those who have been injured. If you’ve been involved in a car crash, call us to discuss your case with one of our caring and experienced attorneys.