Navigating the Road to Recovery

Understanding Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving accidents stem from drivers being diverted from the primary task of driving, significantly impairing their ability to focus on the road. Recognizing the severity of this issue, Oregon has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Common Sources of Distraction

  • Mobile phone use (texting, calls, emails, social media)
  • Eating and drinking
  • Adjusting the car’s sound system
  • Filming videos for social media
  • Talking to passengers
  • Personal grooming
  • GPS/navigation system use
  • Reading maps or printed material
  • Daydreaming

Our personal injury law firm is uniquely suited to represent seriously injured victims of distracted driving accidents, because we staunchly defended these types of injury claims for 50 years.

Why Choose Our Oregon Personal Injury Firm for Distracted Driving 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 hundreds, perhaps thousands, of distracted driving-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 distracted driving mishap.

Fierce Distracted Driving-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.

Insider Knowledge

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 distracted driving injuries. 

Trial Mastery

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 distracted driving case to trial if necessary. Our commitment to real justice for injured victims sets us apart from “paper tiger” lawyers who shy away from the courtroom.

Severity of Distracted Driving Accidents

These accidents range from minor fender benders to catastrophic collisions causing severe injuries or fatalities. They can occur in various scenarios, including rear-end collisions, sideswipes, intersection crashes, and run-off-road incidents.

Promoting Road Safety

Distracted driving poses a significant risk to all road users, leading jurisdictions, including Oregon, to enact laws and campaigns discouraging distracted driving. Oregon’s ORS 811.507, for instance, makes using a handheld electronic device while driving illegal.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) in Oregon

Understanding Oregon’s auto insurance system is crucial. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provides coverage for medical expenses up to $15,000, offering vital support to accident victims, regardless of fault.

Seeking Compensation: Distracted Driving Claims

Determining liability is crucial in seeking compensation for injuries and damages from the responsible party. If a distracted driver is at fault, the injured party may pursue a personal injury claim against the driver’s insurance company. 

Your Advocates for Justice

Our firm has defended distracted drivers for 50 years. Leveraging our inside knowledge, we’re here to assist those who have been injured by a distracted driver. If you’ve been harmed, call us to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.