Bend Accident Lawyer
In Bend, as well as other cities throughout Oregon and the rest of the United States, it is possible to be injured in a car or pedestrian accident because of another party’s negligence. When this happens, victims are often entitled to seek monetary compensation for their damages through personal injury claims. If you are a victim of a crosswalk accident or another type of pedestrian injury, contact an experienced car accident lawyer to discuss your rights as a victim and the possibility of seeking compensation through an insurance claim.
What Should I Do if I am Involved in an Accident?
First, check to see if the other parties involved in the accident are in stable condition. If not, call 911 immediately to have an ambulance sent to the scene.
Then, get yourself to a safe area. If you are a driver, pull your car off the road if possible. If you are a bicyclist or pedestrian, step off the road if you are able to do so. By removing yourself from the roadway, you can prevent another accident.
Call the police to have an officer sent to the scene. He or she will file an official police report. Take down the officer’s badge number and contact information and do not leave the scene without a copy of the police report. Then, exchange insurance information with all other parties involved in the accident. If there were witnesses to the collision, take their contact information as well. You will need all of this information to support your personal injury claim.
After leaving the scene, seek medical care within a timely manner. Your doctor will diagnose your injury, giving you direction toward the appropriate treatment and the type of injury to discuss in your claim. After you have received treatment, contact an experienced attorney to move forward with the personal injury claim process.
Personal Injury and Insurance Companies
If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence or careless actions of an individual or business, enlist the help of a personal injury attorney right away. Settling with an insurance company may result in you receiving far less compensation than you actually need.
At Johnston Law Firm, P.C., in Portland, Oregon, we pride ourselves in our ability to work hand in hand with insurance companies to resolve coverage disputes and denials for our clients. Our experience with insurance denials is a great benefit to our personal injury clients. We know exactly what the insurance companies are looking at, and we can head off many of their challenges proactively. This helps us build a persuasive claim that pursues full and fair damages for your pain and suffering.
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