According to the Centers for Disease Control, car accident deaths cost Oregon citizens $426 million in hospital expenses and lost work. These figures don’t begin to account for the immense financial burden that injuries place on victims and their families.
In Portland, Oregon every year, drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists are injured in car accidents. Defensive drivers and bike riders may find themselves vulnerable to mistakes other drivers make behind the wheel. Drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, and failing to obey the rules of the road can all lead to serious injuries and devastating accidents.
If you’ve been hurt due to another driver’s negligence or neglect, you may be entitled to receive money to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Welch, Bruun, & Green: Attorneys at Law can speak to auto insurance adjusters if you’re having difficulty getting the recovery you deserve. Sometimes adjusters offer low recoveries in the hopes that victims will settle. If you feel that you deserve more, a personal injury attorney may be able to assist you.