Common Injuries from Car Accidents
Accidents on the road are far too common, while many of them are caused by human error. While the types of accidents and resulting injuries can be varied, commonalities do exist. Some of the most common injuries are listed below:
- Neck soreness
- Lower back stiffness
- Lower body trauma
- Bulging discs in back
- Neck stiffness
- Shoulder pain
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Damages Eligible for Compensation in Oregon Cases
In motor vehicle accidents in Lincoln City, as a victim you can be eligible to pursue compensation for your losses. In the state of Oregon, there are two types of compensation that a victim like you can receive. Both of which are designed to compensate you for your 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.
Statute of Limitations in Lincoln City Car
The first thought for you and your loved ones when getting in an auto accident is safety. Make sure everyone is safe and seek medical attention if necessary. Pull the vehicle off to a safe spot on the road. Your next thoughts need to be strategic and time sensitive. Call your insurance company, file a DMV accident report, call the Johnston Law Firm at 503-546-3167.
In Oregon car accidents, you as a victim, have two years from the date of the accident and injuries (same day) to file your case. Contact us right away so we can give you the very best advice in a critical situation. This kind of situation can be manipulated against your favor by insurance companies and other parties if you are not careful. We are here for you.
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