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About Johnston Law Firm


Oregon Auto Accident Lawyer Representing Injury Victims in Eugene, OR

Car accidents are always unsettling and never easy to maneuver. The process with how to move on can be much more complicated when there is an injury. This process is difficult, confusing and unnerving, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are injured in an auto accident, the Johnston Law Firm can help you navigate through filing a claim for compensation. Attorney Marc Johnston and his team will maneuver the insurance company process while you focus on getting back to full health. Chat with us today at 503-546-3167.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Eugene

Human error tends to be the most common cause of an auto accident, but these errors come in various ways. The most common specific causes consist of the following:

  • Driving too fast for the current conditions
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Avoiding a stopped vehicle in front (rear-ends)
  • Following too closely behind
  • Nighttime driving (decreased visibility)
  • Inclement weather; rain, ice, snow

Establishing Liability in an Auto Accident

When an accident happens, many things can come into both drivers’ minds. One thing will be, “what happened?”, “whose fault was this?”. Accidents bring many questions and sometimes it is difficult to produce answers. One of the most important questions in the matter will be who owns the fault. Answering this question is vital to the future of your case. 

When establishing liability in Eugene car accidents, the duty of both parties needs to be identified. The insurance companies will conduct their own investigations, but when you hire the Johnston Law Firm, we will represent your interests and investigate on your behalf to discover the truth. Every driver owes a duty of care to other motorists on the road, and when this duty of care is proven to be breached, or broken, that is when a case can be built. If causation is confirmed, for an example, in a rear end case, it is fairly obvious that if there are injuries, the fault lies firmly.

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Eugene Car Accident Case Compensation

If you or a loved one are injured or pass away due to those injuries from a car accident, the first step is to report the accident to your auto insurance company. During which time, you should also contact a motor vehicle accident attorney in Eugene for advice for your next step in protecting you and your family. 

One thing to make sure NOT to do is give a recorded statement to the insurance company before contacting your car accident lawyer first. With your Personal Injury Protection insurance, the insurance of the at-fault driver, and your own coverage, Marc Johnston and his team will ensure you the full compensation that Oregon law entitles you to.

We know how insurance companies operate and we know what they want. We also know how to cut through their agenda to represent you in a way that fully protects and compensates you and your family. You need people who care for you and your interests during this time. We can be those people if you give us a call at 503-546-3167.

Damages in Eugene Car Accidents

In a personal injury case in Eugene, OR, seeking compensation requires filing a car insurance claim. With Personal Injury Protection, sometimes people are able to obtain full compensation. But, when an insurance company cannot and chooses not to fully compensate you, it is time to call the Johnston Law Firm to represent your interests. We know you and your family are depending on a lending hand to help keep you above water during this scary and uncertain time. We will be that lending hand for you.

These damages are intended to cover the victim for their losses:

  • Economic Damages: compensate an injured plaintiff for direct financial losses, such as medication costs, hospitalization stays, surgery bills and lost wages. Economic damages are defined by Oregon law as “objectively verifiable monetary losses including but not limited to reasonable charges necessarily incurred for medical, hospital, nursing and rehabilitative services and other health care services, burial and memorial expenses, loss of income and past and future impairment of earning capacity”.
  • Noneconomic Damages: compensate an injured plaintiff for more subjective losses such as emotional trauma or distress. Oregon law defines these as “subjective, non-monetary losses, including but not limited to pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, humiliation”. These damages are more difficult to quantify, as emotional pain can be traumatic and long-lasting, as well as difficult to recover from.

Hiring an Attorney for a Eugene Car Accident Claim

Have you or a loved one been injured or passed away as a result of those injuries in an auto accident in Eugene? You could be eligible to receive compensation for those injuries. Call a car accident lawyer who cares about you, reach out to the Johnston Law Firm to get your case started today. 


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Sally Martinez September 28, 2020

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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

The compensation for your case depends on various factors and will not be certain until the investigation is finished, and other procedural steps are completed in the case. What is certain is that the Johnston Law Firm will fight for you and your best interests.

Your car is considered totaled if the damages done to the vehicle are not repairable or if the price of the repairs will cost more than the actual value of the vehicle. The insurance company inspects your vehicle after the accident and makes this assessment.

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