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Auto Accident Lawyer Representing Injury Victims in Tualatin, OR

Car accidents can happen to any of us, but for those who it does happen to, it is an unnerving time. From the actual moment of the accident, to the time you call your loved ones to tell them what happened, to even when you speak with your insurance company. It can be overwhelming and scary, but it does not have to be. We at the Johnston Law Firm are here for one person, you. We will listen and do our best to not only give you our best, most honest advice, but if it is right for you and us, we will fight for you to get you back what you lost. We treat our clients not as customers, but as family. Call us today to get started on your car accident claim at 503-546-3167.

What do I do after a Car Accident in Tualatin?

The first step is to get you and your loved ones to safety. Make sure everyone is ok before anything else. Obtain the following:

  • Photos of the other driver’s license, insurance coverage
  • Photos of all property damage and street names nearby

There are a few calls to make after an accident. Call the Tualatin police immediately so they can come to help clear the scene safely. Call and report the accident to your insurance company. Do not give them any recorded statements, just tell them you were in an accident. Contact an experienced Tualatin car accident lawyer. Even if you do not think you want to hire an attorney, we highly recommend you call as soon as you can. We can give you a good launching point for what to do next.

Common Types of Car Accidents in Tualatin

Accidents can be so random and have so many varied results, but there tends to be a commonality between the type of accident. Listed below are some of the most common types of car accidents:

  • Rear end
  • Side swipe collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone collisions
  • Hit and run
  • Single vehicle accident

What Types of Compensation am I Eligible for in Tualatin Car Accident Cases?

When a car accident case begins in the state of Oregon, the case will focus on liability as well as two types of compensation for damages, both of which are designed to compensate 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.

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Time Matters in Tualatin Car Accident Cases

If you or a loved one are injured in an auto accident, or pass away due to those injuries, you might be eligible for compensation. In the state of Oregon, you have two years from the date of the car accident (and the injuries) to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to act within this timeframe, you will lose your right for compensation.

Two years might seem like a substantial amount of time but in this situation, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. They should be your 2nd or 3rd phone call after an accident. We at the Johnston Law Firm will be there for you in this unnerving time to offer our best legal advice and if it suits you best, be the ones to fight for you. Give us a call today at 503-546-3167.

Testimonials

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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

This will depend on various factors that might not be determined until all parties do their complete investigations. What you can be sure of is if you hire Attorney Marc Johnston and his dedicated team, we will work tirelessly to get back what you lost, to make you whole again.

They certainly can, except they will pay you as little as possible as fast as possible. Their only mission is to save money quickly. They will call you possibly every other day after your accident ready to cut you a check and get you out of their hair. These companies would prefer if no attorneys were involved, especially the Johnston Law Firm, because they know that if we are involved, they will have to play fair with you. We will protect you from getting taken advantage of.

It is our jobs to prepare for anything to happen during a case and for us to be ready for such a thing as a court date. But our mission is to get back what you lost before trial. These cases rarely go to trial but we prepare your case as if it were, so we can be sure to be thorough in our duty to you.

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

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