Oregon Car Accidents
Auto accidents can cause a tremendous amount of stress. The cost of car repairs, medical expenses, time off from work and pain and suffering can be overwhelming.
The last thing you need when injured by the careless or reckless conduct of others, is the stress of negotiating settlement values with insurance companies.
Our job here at the Law Office of Richard Potter is to alleviate that stress and help you navigate the complex process of getting the the maximum compensation you deserve.
What to Do After A Car Accident
If you have been involved in a car accident, there are several steps you should take to protect your health and future interests.
- Contact the local police authorities and file an auto collision report. This report allows you to quickly document the facts after the accident which will help avoid error and protect you by identifying the party at fault.
- Receive proper medical care for any auto injured persons. This includes calling an ambulance if necessary, or visit an emergency care facility immediately after leaving the scene of the accident. Note: the onset of some injuries may not be immediately apparent – for this reason, it is crucial to be examined by a doctor.
- Stay at the scene of the accident until you have gathered all of the necessary contact information from all people involved including: names, phone numbers, addresses and the insurance information. If there were any witnesses, gather their names and contact information as well.
- Only discuss the accident or injuries with the police, your doctor or your lawyer. Giving statements to insurance representatives without speaking to your auto accident lawyer first can damage your legal case.
Compensation for Car Accident Injury Cases
How does one put a dollar amount on physical and psychological injuries resulting from a car accident? Has a serious car accident impacted your ability to fulfill the duties of your day-to-day life no matter how mundane or extraordinary the duties are? This may include commuting to work, being an active part of your family life, participating in your favorite hobbies, exercising, and other personal activities important and valued. Has there been lost income or missed job opportunities while recovering from injury? It is important to have a personal injury attorney who understands the law, will educate you of your options, and can work to negotiate a settlement that matches the value of your case with the value of your loss.
Finding the Right Oregon Car Accident Lawyer
The Law Office of Richard Potter has handled thousands of car accident cases to successful conclusion. Many Oregon auto injury cases are settled without going to court. When choosing a personal injury attorney for your accident, it is important to know what kind of trial experience your lawyer can offer if your case does require litigation. Lawyer, Richard Potter, has the experience to handle your case and is dedicated to working diligently with you to get you the compensation you deserve. To assess your rights and options, please call the Law Office of Richard Potter at (541) 868-1646.