The statistics regarding motor vehicle accidents are staggering. It is estimated that in 2006, the Portland metropolitan area will experience over 26,000 vehicle crashes. That's more than 71 accidents a day. As the number of vehicles on the roads increases, there may be even more.
With numbers like this, it's likely that you may eventually end up the victim of a car accident. If you do, it's important to preserve evidence promptly and call the Portland Police to file an accident report. Take photos at the scene of the accident if you can, as a thorough investigation is key to the auto claim you later make.
After the accident, don't admit fault or try to negotiate with the other driver. Instead, let your attorney handle negotiations. It is best to contact your Portland accident attorney right away, since there is a statute of limitations on all car accidents.
In our opinion, many people never manage to recoup the losses they truly suffer as the result of a crash simply because they don't put the case in the hands of a competent Portland accident attorney.
If you have suffered an injury or loss due to a Portland car accident, you have the right to pursue a legal claim. A qualified attorney can help you receive damages so you can cover your losses. The Portland accident attorneys at Peterson Law Offices have been practicing law in the Portland
metro area for many years, and we've helped many clients receive
settlements after being injured in car accidents. For a free
consultation, call Todd Peterson at (503) 280-0888. We will assess your situation and advise you accordingly.