Most Common Types of Car Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are so varied in so many ways, but one aspect of a car accident that has similarities is the cause. Human error is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Some of the most common causes are listed below:
- Illegal lane changes
- Driving too fast for the current conditions
- Distracted driving
- Failing to avoid an oncoming vehicle
What Types of Damages are Monmouth Car Accident Victims Eligible For?
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.
How to Hire a Car Accident Attorney in Monmouth
If you or a loved one are injured in a car accident, your first step will be to get to safety and call your insurance company to report the accident. Do not give a recorded statement without first reaching out to us at the Johnston Law Firm.
When you contact us, we will listen to what happened and assess whether we can help you or if we can find some help for you. If we feel that we can best represent you and your family in this difficult time, we will invite you in for an in-person meeting to discuss your case further. We will then give you the necessary documents to sign should you choose to hire our team. Reach out to us as soon as possible, we are here to help.
Common Injuries from Car Accidents
Unpredictable events such as car accidents have unexpected results. In some cases, major crashes result in little to no injury, while in other cases, minor accidents result in life-altering injuries. Therefore it is so important to follow the necessary steps after an accident, including seeing Urgent Care or your primary care physician as soon as possible. The injuries listed below are some of the most common seen from car accidents in Oregon.
- Lower body trauma
- Head trauma
- Bulging discs in back
- Herniated discs in back
- Lower back stiffness
- Neck soreness and stiffness
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