auto accidents attorneys
auto accidents attorneys
If you have been involved in an auto accident, your
own insurance company will pay the medical bills you
incur from your injuries and treatment. Personal injury
protection is mandatory coverage under all Oregon auto
insurance policies. Personal injury protection benefits
cover you for the first year following your auto accident
and pay up to $15,000 for your reasonable and necessary
medical care. Benefits can be higher depending on your
insurance coverage, but that is the minimum in Oregon.
Also, if you suffer lost wages and are off work for
14 consecutive days, Personal injury protection will
pay you wage loss for up to 52 weeks. This benefit is
available for time loss at any time during the two years
following the accident. So, if you have surgery at some
point and are off work, then Personal injury protection
would pay for your wage loss even if you were off work
later than one year from your accident. Personal injury
protection wage loss pays up to $3,000 per month or
70% of your lost wages, but no more than $3,000 per
month for polices written or issued on and after January
1, 2010. Personal injury protection coverage prior to
that was only $1,250 per month. If you have an accident,
file a report with the Department of Motor Vehicles
within 72 hours. Keep a copy of that report for your
records. Also, notify your insurance company immediately
so that they can send you an application for Personal
injury protection benefits. Then, call us Portland auto
accident attorneys can help make sure your bills get
paid and the providers accept what Personal injury protection
is mandated to pay and that you do not end up with bills
that should have been paid by Personal injury protection.
Any additional wage loss you have that is not covered
under your Personal injury protection can be obtained
from the other driver at the time we the Portland auto
accident attorneys settle or go to trial on your claim.
In Oregon you have two years from the date of the auto
accident to settle your claim or to file your lawsuit.
If you fail to act within that time frame, your claim
is barred by the statute of limitations.
In America, a leading cause of death is
auto accidents and motor vehicle collisions. According
to national statistics, approximately 6,000,000 auto
accidents occur each year, causing close to 40,000 fatalities.
It is estimated that 1 out of every 5 Americans will
be involved in an alcohol-related auto crash at some
point in their lives according to the NHTSA (National
Highway Transportation Safety Administration). The NHTSA
compiles statistics regarding motor vehicle accidents
and some of results are alarming.
For example, in 2001:
# 3,000,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents.
# 41,300 died in motor vehicle accidents.
# 40% of the fatalities were alcohol related.
# 2,600 children under the age of 15 were killed in
motor vehicle accidents.
# 7,500 young drivers (16-20) were involved in fatal
# 3,000 motorcyclists were killed.
# 4,700 pedestrians were killed.
# Improper use of seat belts accounted for 63% of the
As you can see, the auto accident injury statistics
in America are staggering. Injuries from auto accidents
are the leading cause of death for people from the ages
of 6 to 33 years old. To minimize your exposure to the
risk of being involved in an auto accident there
are defensive measures you can take:
# Always obey all the traffic rules;
# Drive defensively;
# Wear your safety belt;
# Never drink and drive;
# Make sure your passengers and especially children
are properly restrained.
auto accidents are the most common type of personal
injury claim. There are probably more auto accident claims
than all other types of personal injury claims combined.
If you have been injured or a family member has been
killed as a result of the fault or neglect of another,
you have a legal right to recover damages for your injuries
and losses. The more serious your injuries or the more
complicated your case, the more likely Portland auto
accident attorneys will be of benefit to you.
Many people forget about other claims related to the
fact that an auto collision has occurred, Portland auto
accident attorneys provides legal advice and representation
for claims for uninsured or underinsured insurance benefits,
claims against a wrongdoer's employer or even, in some
cases, claims against auto manufacturers or highway designers.
In many personal injury claims, other issues may arise.
Do health care providers, insurance companies, workers
compensation insurers, or government entitlement programs
such as Medicare or Medicaid have to be repaid for benefits
that you may have received? How long should you keep
your totaled vehicle or wait to repair any damage after
the accident? What settlement documents will you have
to sign and are they fair? Insurance companies hire
only experienced claims adjusters and lawyers. Is the
playing field level if you do not have experienced Portland
auto accident attorneys on your team?
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Child Molestation, domestic violence charges, Sexual
Abuse, Internet Crime charges, Accident and Injuries,
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Head injuries, Spinal injuries, Automobile Accidents,
Motor Vehicle Collisions, Motor vehicle accidents, Car
accident injury, Motorcycle accidents, Premises Liability
law, Wrongful Death, Medical malpractice, Occupational
exposure to hazardous conditions or substances, Construction
or other workplace accidents, Psychological, personal
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