Car Accidents Helping Oregon Families Through Their Toughest Times



Around 2 million drivers in car accidents experience permanent injuries every year in the United States. Many of these accidents could have been avoided entirely. With distracted and impaired driving becoming more popular ever year, personal injury claims continue to increase. At Levine Law Center LLC, we provide top quality representation to individuals who have suffered a serious injury during a car accident due to someone else’s negligence.

If you or your loved one was injured in a car accident due to negligence, contact our office online today to speak with our Portland car accident lawyer.

Comprehensive Car Accident Case Representation in Portland

Unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence with around 3 million Americans injured due to a car collision per year. Crashes result in fatalities, property damages, and serious injuries. At Levine Law Center, we offer a wide range of car accident legal services including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • DUI accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Wrongful death
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Multiple vehicle collisions
  • Speeding accidents

Step-by-Step Guide to Filing a Car Accident Claim in Portland

Oregon is one of the states in the U.S. that utilizes a modified comparative fault rule, which means you cannot recover damages if you are considered 51% of more at fault for an accident. You can still file a personal injury lawsuit if you are 50% or less at fault for the accident.

The first step to filing a personal injury lawsuit is to hire an experienced Portland car accident attorney to ensure your rights are protected. Next, refer to the Oregon statute of limitations to make sure you file your claim within the allocated time frame. In Oregon, a personal injury case must be filed within 2 years from the date of the injury. A wrongful death case is allotted 3 years from the date of the injury.

After, provide your attorney with proper documentation for your first consultation. This documentation will help prove your case and might consist of: 

  • Copy of a police report
  • Photographs of your physical injures and any damage to your vehicle
  • Witness testimonials or statements
  • Insurance details
  • Hospital records and medical bills
  • Copy of your health insurance and car insurance

Our Portland car accident attorney will be better able to provide you with an accurate personal injury compensation quote if he/she has access to more detailed and thorough evidence.

During your consultation, your personal injury case will be evaluated as not every one of these cases requires going to court. Often, your attorney can obtain the best possible settlement by working out a deal with the at-fault party’s insurance company.

Understanding Damages: What Compensation Can You Claim?

In Oregon, you may be able to receive economic or non-economic damages or compensation in the form of:

Economic damages

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages or income
  • Vehicle repairs

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress
  • Humiliation

Maximize Your Settlement: Portland Car Accident Damage Recovery

The settlement you may receive for the injuries sustained during a car accident depends on a variety of factors including but not limited to the following:

  • Nature and extent of the injuries and their long-term impacts
  • Insurance policy limitations
  • Limitations on damages
  • Fault

If you were injured in a car accident and you were not at fault (or mostly at fault), you deserve some compensation for your pain and suffering as well as for the impact your injuries have on your ability to function in your daily life. The possibility of you receiving a higher settlement increase if your injuries are serious or have long-lasting impacts on your life and ability to work.

If you or your loved one was injured in a car accident due to negligence, contact our office online today to speak with our Portland car accident lawyer.

Oregon Car Accident FAQ

Do I need a lawyer after a car accident in Portland?

While you are not required to have a lawyer, hiring an experienced car accident attorney can significantly increase your chances of receiving fair compensation. An attorney can handle the legal complexities, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your interests in court if necessary.

How long do I have to file a car accident claim in Oregon?

In Oregon, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, it is crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that all deadlines are met and your rights are protected.

What should I do immediately after a car accident?

After a car accident, prioritize your safety and health. Seek medical attention for any injuries, report the accident to the police, gather contact information from witnesses, and document the scene with photos if possible. Then, contact an experienced car accident attorney to discuss your case.

How is fault determined in a car accident?

Fault in a car accident is determined based on evidence such as police reports, witness statements, traffic laws, and accident reconstruction. An experienced attorney can help gather and analyze this evidence to establish liability.

Can I still recover compensation if I was partially at fault?

Yes, Oregon follows a modified comparative negligence rule, which allows you to recover compensation even if you were partially at fault, as long as you were not more than 50% at fault for the accident. Your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

What types of compensation can I recover after a car accident?

You may be entitled to various types of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and punitive damages in cases involving gross negligence or intentional misconduct. 

Our car accident lawyers in Portland can help you navigate each step of a personal injury lawsuit. We are dedicated to helping people seek the justice and compensation they deserve. Don't wait, call our Portland car accident lawyer today! Contact our office online today!

Who is at Fault for a Rear-End Collision?

Generally, the driver in the rear tends to be at fault for most of these collisions. However, this is not always the case. The lead driver may be at fault if one of the following conditions existed at the time of the accident:

  • The lead driver's brake lights were broken
  • He or she was intoxicated
  • The lead driver was intentionally trying to get hit or did so in an act of anger or revenge
  • He or she was reversed into you either by mistake or through negligence

If you need a rear-end car accident lawyer in Portland, OR call us today for trial-tested representation.

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