A car accident is often a serious and traumatic event involving significant loss, even if the injuries involved are not severe. Even a relatively minor accident can leave a victim with emergency room fees, doctor visits, property damage, and lost wages.
Auto Accident Claims Process in Oregon
Drivers in Oregon are required to carry auto insurance in order to operate a motor vehicle. A common misconception is that such insurance will fully compensate a driver in the event of an accident. The reality is that drivers who do not have legal representation will be forced to deal with insurance claims adjusters. These adjusters have the sole directive of ensuring that their employer pays out the smallest sum possible- this means they are highly motivated to find ways to deny you compensation for the costs you've incurred due to an auto accident.
Portland Auto Accident Personal Injury Claims
If you or someone you love has been the victim of an auto accident, after seeking medical treatment, the best thing you can do to ensure a smooth recovery is to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Your attorney will be able to put together an accurate picture of the total amount of damages you have suffered (both present and future) as a result of the accident. Pursuing a personal injury claim can ensure that any current costs you might face (in terms of medical bills, auto repair, lost wages, and more) will be covered as well as any future costs you might face (including things like physical therapy, occupational therapy, anticipated future time off from work due to medical treatment, etc).
You may think (or your adjuster may attempt to convince you) that a relatively minor injury does not warrant the pursuit of a personal injury claim. This is not a decision that should be influenced by an insurance company- this is a decision that should be made by someone with experience, whose sole purpose is to advocate for your best interests.
Portland Auto Accident Attorney
Lisa R.J. Porter at JP Law, PC. started her legal career as an investigator and paralegal for a large insurance defense firm. She has detailed inside knowledge about the insurance claims process. She has used this knowledge to represent auto accident victims for over a decade.
If you've been injured in an auto accident, make sure you're aware of your rights. Schedule an initial consultation by calling our office at 503-245-6309. All communications from potential clients with our firm remain confidential. There is NO OBLIGATION to hire our firm and there are NO FEES unless we secure a settlement or win your case in court.