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Auto Accident Lawyer Representing 
Injury Victims in Troutdale, OR

Expect the unexpected is a fairly popular saying, but is it possible? Is it possible to expect to be hit from behind while you are stopped, waiting to turn left into your own driveway? This might be the story for somebody who has been in an auto accident. Or it could be various other types of stories. Being in a car accident is scary and unpredictable and can come when we least expect it. The Johnston Law Firm will be there to lighten the load when it comes to handling your car accident claim. We will be by your side and represent you in your fight to reclaim what you lost. Call us today at 503-546-3167.


How An Attorney Can Help
You Recover Damages

Speaking with a car accident attorney is just the first step in beginning your car accident claim. If you call the Johnston Law Firm, they will listen to your story and assess whether they can help you in your case, or if there is another attorney who might suit your case better. If you do indeed hire Attorney Marc Johnston and his dedicated team, they will do the following:

  • Gather all necessary info from you, the insurance companies, police, witnesses, and any other pertinent party.
  • Examine what happened in this accident and what can be done
  • Organize medical bills and records
  • Establish fault
  • Recover testimony
  • Prepare for trial if necessary

This team will be by your side and will handle the insurance companies while you focus on getting back to full health.

Oregon’s Comparative 
Fault Laws

Oregon is one of the states that follows the comparative fault law, which allows for both drivers in an accident to be liable for damages. If, for example, someone runs a red light and hits another person, but the other person who was hit was texting and could have seen the driver and moved, determining liability could become complicated. Accidents bring complications and the Johnston Law Firm will handle these complications while you focus on your recovery.

Determining Liability in 
Car Accident Cases in Troutdale

In cases where drivers are hit by another vehicle, determining where the fault belongs will be critical to the success of your case. Insurance companies will conduct their own investigation into the liability aspect of the accident and even your own insurance company will prioritize saving money over treating you fairly.

Hiring a car accident lawyer for your case will allow an experienced and hardworking team to be on your side no matter what. You will have Attorney Marc Johnston and his team representing and fighting for what is best for YOU. Insurance companies will not have this mindset for you.

This aspect of the case can sometimes be very simple. You were rear-ended and committed no fault. In this case, an insurance company, most likely, will accept full liability. But in other circumstances, it could get messy, and you do not want to deal with messy situations. Especially when they involve large corporate insurance companies. Let your motor vehicle accident attorney handle it, you handle you and your family’s well-being.

Contacting an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Troutdale

Have you or a loved one been injured or have passed away from those injuries in a car accident? If so, call a motor vehicle accident attorney in Troutdale and begin the process of getting back what you lost. The Johnston Law Firm will listen to you and provide you with honest and straightforward advice for your next step. Call us today at 503-546-3167.

Helpful Tips for 
Car Accident Victims

In a situation such as a car accident, there are so many unknowns, and chances are that you do not know exactly what to do after being in one. And that is ok, but here are a few helpful tips to know if this ever comes up in your life:

  • Call the Troutdale police department to report the accident
  • Gather all the information of the other driver (s): driver’s license, license plate, insurance company, vehicle damage, cross street, missing car pieces if there are any (photos of these items are helpful)
  • Do not say anything to the other driver about what happened, just make sure everyone is OK and safely get yourself home or to medical care if needed.
  • When you get home, call the insurance company and report the accident.
  • Do not give any recorded statements to any insurance company. They will call, possibly multiple times a week. You have no obligation to answer these calls.
  • When you have reported this accident to the DMV and your insurance company, contact your car accident lawyer.

Asked Questions

In the state of Oregon, you have two years from the date of the accident (same date of injuries) to file a personal injury claim. If you miss this deadline, you will lose your right for compensation.

UM stands for Uninsured Motorist and UIM stands for Under Insured Motorist coverage. These are clauses that can be on your insurance coverage and can protect you in cases where an uninsured or underinsured driver hits you.

If Attorney Marc Johnston and his team take your case, they will not require any payment of you. They will investigate the facts, build a case and work to settle it before it gets to trial. Most cases will not go as far as a trial, but Mr. Johnston and his team will be prepared as if it were. The payment amount will not be fully calculated until the case is finalized.

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Johnston Law Firm, located in Portland, handles car accident claims throughout Oregon, including Troutdale.


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