Experienced Attorneys For Oregon Car Crashes
It is an unfortunate fact that automobile collisions happen every day. Thankfully, many are relatively minor, but many others involve serious injury or death. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in motor vehicle crash, it is important to discuss your rights with an attorney experienced in handling these claims.
Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton has decades of experience handling injury claims. Insurance companies respect us because they know we have the resources and experience to try your case to a jury if necessary.
Despite their commercials claiming otherwise, insurance companies have no interest in treating you fairly. They are not your good neighbor, you are not in good hands, and they are not your family. They are simply trying to get you to settle for the least amount possible, and as soon as possible.
What You Need To Know
If you or a loved one has been in a crash, it is important to keep several things in mind. First, you have no obligation to give the other insurance company a statement or provide it with an authorization to obtain your medical records, and you should not do so. Second, your own auto insurance provides coverage for your medical bills up to the amount stated in your policy (this is called Personal Injury Protection coverage, or “PIP.” (In Oregon the minimum for PIP is $15,000.) Third, there are time limitations for settling your claim or filing it in court. Failure to meet those deadlines may bar you from pursuing your claim.
The attorneys at Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton deal with these issues every day, and we would be happy to discuss them with you free of charge. If you choose to hire us, we will handle all aspects of your claim. Your job will be to follow the reasonable recommendations of your doctors in order to recover, and we will handle the rest.
When it comes time to settle your case or try your case in court, you will have the benefit of our extensive experience determining the value of your case. Insurance companies try to low-ball unrepresented people by offering them less, often much less, than their claims are worth. We do not let that happen. With over 100 years’ experience determining the value of injury cases, we make sure our clients are treated fairly. We can help you whether you were a bicyclist or pedestrian struck by a vehicle, a car struck by a semi truck, a motorcyclist involved in a car crash or in any type of accident involving a motor vehicle.
Types Of Compensation For Your Injuries
People injured in car crashes are entitled to just compensation for past and future financial and non-financial losses. These include:
These include past and future medical expenses, past and future wage losses, loss of household services, and all other financial losses.
These damages include physical and emotional pain and suffering, and impacts on quality of life, including disability, interference with normal activities, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. We identify and present these losses in a persuasive way that maximizes your recovery.
Severe losses from motor vehicle collisions can change lives forever. We have helped hundreds of individuals and families who have been injured in car crashes by fixing what can be fixed (such as reimbursing medical bills and wage losses), helping what can be helped (like therapy which helps but does not cure), and compensating what cannot fixed or helped (including pain, disability, and permanent injuries).
Schedule A Free Initial Consultation
It is important to hire the right lawyer after a crash. Insurance companies know who is experienced, and who is willing to take a case to trial if necessary. Our law firm with a depth of knowledge that is unmatched in the area. There is no cost to you to hire us, and we don’t get paid unless you do. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation, call us at 541-484-2434 or request an appointment via email.