A Oregon Car Accident Demands Experienced Representation
Car accidents in Oregon or Washington can happen any time, even to the most cautious drivers. You may drive defensively, but sometimes factors beyond your control can lead to a car accident. An automobile accident may be caused by a distracted driver or someone driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, to cite just a couple of ways accidents can happen.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 37,423 people in the United States died in car crashes in 2008. Zbinden & Curtis has experience successfully representing people injured in all types of traffic accidents, including bicycle accidents, rear-end accidents, hit-and-run accidents and accidents involving pedestrians.
If you were injured in an Oregon car accident or injured in a Washington car wreck, you may be entitled to compensation. It's important to take action by contacting an experienced automobile accident law firm promptly to ensure your rights are protected. Call or email a serious injury lawyer at Zbinden & Curtis for a free and confidential consultation.
Insurance companies will put a lot of effort into minimizing the compensation paid to those injured in car accidents. They will employ adjusters, investigators and attorneys to make sure they pay as little as possible for a victim's losses. Always talk to a skilled car accident attorney in Portland before making any statement to the insurance company representative.
Here are questions we are frequently asked about Portland, Oregon, car accidents:
Do I Need to Hire a Portland Car Accident Lawyer?
You're not required to hire a lawyer after a car accident, but pursuing a claim without the help of an attorney could substantially reduce your chances of getting the compensation you deserve for your accident. While some negligent parties take responsibility for their actions, some will deny causing your crash. Insurance companies may try to minimize their liability because they want to keep their payments to a minimum. They may deny your claim and blame you for the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to negotiate with the insurance company to help you get full compensation for your damages.
How Much is My Portland Car Accident Claim Worth?
It depends on the specific circumstances of your car accident. Each accident is unique. Monetary compensation for your injuries may cover your medical expenses, cost of future medical treatment, compensation for lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Sometimes punitive damages are awarded that are meant to punish drivers who acted with gross negligence.
How Much Does a Portland Car Accident Attorney Cost?
Personal injury lawyers usually work on a contingency basis, which means you don't pay unless they win your case. Most personal injury law firms also offer free and confidential case consultations.
How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help
At Zbinden & Curtis, we're prepared to go head to head with the attorneys for the insurance companies. We know how to fight for the maximum compensation our clients rightfully deserve. Depending on the circumstances, we may work with forensic engineers as well as medical professionals, vocational rehabilitation specialists and forensic economists. We also retain psychologists, grief counselors and others who can assess our clients' emotional losses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
If you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost earnings as well as other losses.
If you are in a car accident, contact our law firm as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can answer your questions and discuss your legal options.
Contact an Oregon Car Accident Lawyer - Zbinden & Curtis is Ready to Serve Injury Victims
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident in Oregon or Washington, contact Zbinden & Curtis today. An experienced car accident lawyer can analyze your case and determine how best to proceed. Your initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation. If you do not need an attorney, we will tell you right away. If you are represented by our firm, you don't pay us any fees unless you receive a recover. Call a personal injury lawyer today who knows how to protect your rights. Call (503) 287-5000.