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
- 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
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.
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 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
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