Common Injuries from Car Accidents in Fairview
Accidents can be varied in their type as well as their results. Some major accidents can result in minor or no injuries, while some relatively minor accidents can result in life-altering injuries. It sometimes depends on how you are hit and how your body reacts to the impact. Below are some of the most common injuries from car accidents:
- Head injuries
- Lower body injuries (foot, ankle)
- Back injuries: herniated discs, fractured vertebrae
What Types of Damages are Fairview Car Accidents Eligible for?
Economic Damages: compensate an injured victim 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 victim 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.
The specific amount you will be eligible for will depend on various factors but trust us at the Johnston Law Firm that we will fight tooth and nail to get you back what you lost.
How do I Know if I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
Depending on your circumstance, you may not know this right away, but what you should know is that the Johnston Law Firm will be here for you even if you decide not to hire an attorney. One of your first calls should be to your car accident attorney to get honest and helpful advice of what you should do next. If you call the Johnston Law Firm, we will lend our ear and give you the best advice for your situation, whether it be to meet with us in person or the information for another attorney who might suit your case better. We highly recommend you take advantage of our free consultation at the very least, to gain a better understanding of your position. Do not hesitate to call us today at 503-546-3167.
Determining Liability in Fairview Car Accident Cases
In car accidents, so many factors can vary to influence how a case progresses, whether it be the injuries, the date of the accident in correspondence with the injuries, or who the insurance company claims liability lands on. Determining liability is vital to the success of your case, and this is the main focus of insurance companies when an accident happens. The police, insurance companies, and any other interested party will evaluate the following items:
- Vehicle damage to both or all vehicles
- Statements made by either party after the accident
- What kind of accident it was: rear-end, side swipe, head on collision?
- Evidence such as witness reports, surveillance, police reports, driving records
- Any physical evidence
This is one of the most important factors in a case and in many cases, will be a defining factor.
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