Portland Car Accident Attorneys
Auto Accident Lawyers in Portland, OR
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in Portland. The damages associated with serious car accidents are also a leading cause of financial trouble. If you have been hit by another driver, then you need to consider your legal options to demand compensation, so you don’t suffer financially, too.
Please call (503) 573-5566 to connect with Pacific Cascade Legal and our Portland car accident lawyers. We are here to make sense of your situation, find the best way to start a claim, and help you hold the other driver liable for the harm that they caused. We pair you with an attorney that matches your needs, so you can feel more confident with your case as it develops.
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- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Uninsured/Underinsured Drivers
- Car Accident Claim Damages
- Common Car Accident Injuries
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One Firm for Many Car Accident Types
Pacific Cascade Legal has the experienced team and vast resources needed to handle all sorts of car accident claims. If you were in an auto accident, then we want to hear from you.
Drunk drivers are one of the most prevalent and dangerous types of unsafe drivers on the road. Each year, drunk drivers cause thousands of severe injuries and fatalities in Oregon alone. While working on your case, we can investigate to see if the driver who hit you was intoxicated. For example, some drivers will admit that they “had just one drink” before the collision, not understanding just how large of an admission that is.
After only one alcoholic beverage, a driver will experience:
- Longer reaction times
- Difficulty concentrating
- Reduced motor control
- Loss of visual acuity
Uber and Lyft services are popular throughout the neighborhoods of Portland. For as much convenience as they bring, they also bring legal headaches when one of them gets into a crash.
A rideshare accident can be complicated because it involves a rideshare company that may or may not offer insurance coverage for the incident. Work with an attorney who understands the nuances of the situation, so you can be sure that your rideshare accident claim can stand up to the defendant’s scrutiny.
Distracted drivers pose a significant threat to others on the road. When a driver is distracted, they will have worsened reaction times and might not even notice a hazard on the road until it is far too late to react.
Different distractions that affect drivers include:
- Talking to passengers
- Looking at billboards
- Adjusting the music or GPS
- Eating or drinking
- And more
If you are hit by a driver with no insurance or not enough to cover your losses, then it is called an uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) accident. In these situations, you might be able to use your UM/UIM policy coverage. First-party claims against your own auto insurance provider have unique challenges, though, so you should always get a lawyer’s help with them.
Determining the value of your car accident claim can be a complicated process. It depends on the losses that you have suffered, how liability is determined, insurance policy coverage, and more. Our Portland auto accident attorneys can take the time to carefully calculate the damages in your case.
Damages owed to you can include:
- Medical treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Vehicle repairs
Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to severe and life-threatening injuries. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:
- Whiplash: This occurs when the neck is abruptly jerked back and forth, causing damage to the soft tissues in the neck.
- Head injuries: These can range from minor concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
- Broken bones: Fractures and breaks can occur in any part of the body during a car accident.
- Back injuries: The force of impact during a car accident can cause spinal cord injuries, herniated discs, and other back injuries.
- Cuts and bruises: Even minor accidents can result in cuts, scrapes, and bruises.
- Internal injuries: These can be life-threatening and may not be immediately apparent after an accident. Examples include internal bleeding, organ damage, and punctured lungs.
It's important to seek medical attention after a car accident, even if you feel fine, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent.
At Pacific Cascade Legal, you get paired with an attorney who is best suited to take your case. Our dedication to maintaining positive client relations is just the beginning of what sets us apart, though. You can also trust in our experience, insight, and drive to succeed against the toughest odds. After a car accident in Portland, turn to us to help first.
Under Oregon comparative negligence law, you can demand compensation from a defendant in a car accident claim if your liability does not meet or exceed 51%. It is important to work with an auto accident lawyer who knows how to prove that your liability should remain low, so you don’t lose the option to file a claim.
Texting behind the wheel and drunk driving are both extremely dangerous behaviors. It is difficult to say which one is more dangerous, though. Statistically, texting-and-driving causes more fatal accidents per year than drunk driving, but that could be due to the fact that there are far more texting drivers on an average day than drunk drivers. To be safe, don’t engage in either driving behavior.
Many valid car accident claims settle, but there’s never a guarantee that one will. Each case is unique. Our Portland car accident attorneys can try to settle your claim if that is the best option. Settlements are sometimes preferable because they bring compensation sooner and with fewer frustrations.