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About Johnston Law Firm

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Auto Accident Lawyer Representing Injury Victims in Banks, OR

Being in a car accident is full of unknowns and it can be overwhelming to think of all the aspects of your life that could change. That is why we at the Johnston Law Firm are here for you. If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident or die from those injuries, you may be eligible to pursue a settlement compensating you and your family. Give us a call today at 503-546-3167 and we can discuss what your next steps could look like, as well as giving you the help you deserve. We are here for you.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Banks

Car accidents can occur at the most unexpected moments and have the potential to impact lives for a long period of time. When these accidents happen, one of our main questions is how did it happen? What led to this? Examining the causes of many accidents around the country, these are found to be the most common causes:

  • Distracted driving (intoxicated, texting)
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for the current conditions
  • Failing to yield to oncoming traffic
  • Failing to avoid an oncoming vehicle (rear end collisions)

No matter what you might think the cause of the accident was, it is important after an accident to say as little as possible to the other driver (s) about the details of the accident. Make sure everyone is ok, exchange information, and get home safely.

Why it is Important to Call an Experienced and Dedicated Car Accident Attorney

In a circumstance such as a car accident, it is important to be as informed as possible about your options. Many people do not know what their rights are in these situations and it is our best advice to at the very least, reach out to an attorney’s office. At the very least, we will give you a reliable referral for another attorney who might be able to help.

What we can do as a team for you is help navigate the process in a way that gives you a fair and just chance of recovering what you lost. We can do the following:

  • Handle all communications with all insurance companies
  • Conduct a full investigation of the case
  • Learn about you as a person so we can better fight for you and your loved ones
  • Handle all communications with medical providers
  • Ensure you are treated fairly by all involved parties and not manipulated

Even if you decide not to hire us or any attorney, we will give you our best and most honest legal advice for what to do next.

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How to file your car accident case on time

In any car accident in the state of Oregon, the victim(s) has two years from the date of the accident and injuries (same day) to file a case. The first place to start even when you are not thinking of hiring an attorney, is reporting the accident to your insurance company. Even though you are reporting the accident to your insurance, do not give a recorded statement before calling a car accident lawyer. Your next step should be to file an accident report through the DMV. The next step needs to be to call the office of the Johnston Law Firm so we can guide you to your next step. 

The sooner you reach out to an attorney, the sooner they can start helping you get back what you lost. We can help, give us a call today at 503-546-3167.

Common Collisions in Oregon

No matter the cause of the accident, collisions can look different depending on when and where it happens. Some of the most common types of collisions we see in the cases of our clients are listed below:

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

As varied as car accidents can be, the pains and injuries stemming from these accidents can vary quite a bit as well. In some situations, a major collision might result in little to no injury while other minor collisions can result in major injuries. Some of the pains and injuries we consistently see in our clients after their accidents are listed below:

  • Neck stiffness and soreness
  • Lower back stiffness and soreness
  • Bulging discs in back
  • Herniated discs in back
  • Head trauma
  • Lower body trauma

Testimonials

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Mr. Johnston and his firm were incredibly thorough in getting us a fair settlement from our insurance company with little to no pressure. We really appreciated having someone who truly cared about us every step of the way. I would highly recommend the Johnston Law Firm to anyone in need of personal injury representation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In many cases, if you are found to be at no fault, the at-fault insurance company will cover this damage. This might be in the form of covering repairs or, if the vehicle is deemed to be totaled, an offered check to buy the vehicle. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage can also help in these circumstances.

In many cases, if you are found to be at no fault, the at-fault insurance company will cover this damage. This might be in the form of covering repairs or, if the vehicle is deemed to be totaled, an offered check to buy the vehicle. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage can also help in these circumstances.

Not before reaching out to an attorney first. These companies can be manipulative in their tactics to finish the claim as fast and cheap as possible. We highly recommend learning about your rights before giving this statement.

This amount will not be determined until all investigations are complete, but we can assure you that we will fight tirelessly on your behalf so you get what you deserve.

Johnston Law Firm, located in Portland, handles car accident claims throughout Oregon, including Banks.

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We’re conveniently located in downtown Portland, and we offer flexible hours by appointment.