Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys Lake Oswego
While most drivers claim
they understand the risks
of distracted driving, many drivers
still fail to devote 100%
of their attention to the road.
If you were involved in an auto accident that was caused by a distracted driver, our distracted driving accident attorneys Lake Oswego at Bridge City Law can provide important counsel about how to navigate the complex personal injury process.
For over 35 years, we have represented people who have been injured in an accident in Lake Oswego, in the greater Portland metro area, and in cities throughout the state of Oregon. When you retain an accident lawyer at Bridge City Law, you receive caring and compassionate legal guidance and personalized service. Our experienced auto accident lawyers will help protect your rights and get you the care you need after an auto accident.
Distracted Driving Accident
Attorney in Lake Oswego
Each year in Oregon, there are roughly 55,000 auto accidents. Most of these accidents are caused by distracted driving mistakes that were completely preventable.
Oregon Department of Transportation, ODOT defines distracted driving as what occurs when
a motorist diverts their attention to something that’s not related to driving.
Oregon’s statewide distracted driving law prohibits sending, writing, or reading texts or emails from a handheld device, talking on a handheld phone, or using any type of handheld communication device.
Drivers that are under the age of eighteen
are not allowed to use
any mobile communication device,
including cell phones,
even if it’s in hands-free mode.
Despite these laws, many motorists continue to talk on their phones, send texts, or take their eyes off the road to speak with a passenger in the vehicle or adjust the radio.
If you have been involved in an accident, you should seek legal guidance from a distracted driving lawyer who understands these complex driving laws. When you work with an attorney at Bridge City Law, we will assist you in preserving key evidence, including the other driver’s cell phone records, directly after the auto collision.
This evidence can prove that the other motorist was sending, writing, or reading an email or text message, or another message behind the wheel, or using a handheld device. This is just one way our attorneys will work to protect your rights and attempt to prove the other motorist was at fault for the distracted driving crash.
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GET HELP FROM AN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
For A Distracted Driving Claim
A distracted driver can cause a catastrophic and deadly accident. In some cases, they don’t see the pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, or another vehicle until they’ve collided with them. This means that there is little or no braking before the impact, which can result in an increased risk of serious or fatal injuries.
By analyzing on-scene evidence, such as skid marks on the road, our attorneys can prove that the other driver was distracted at the time of the crash. Police reports, eyewitness statements and interviews, and photos of the accident scene can also serve as valuable evidence.
After an investigation, our lawyers can file a personal injury claim or personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and ensure you are treated fairly and that you receive the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering, other losses, and permanent disability if that is the case.
This is why it’s so important that you retain legal representation as soon as possible after an auto accident. This way our attorneys can then conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf and establish that the negligent driver was distracted when they caused the accident.
WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident due to a distracted and reckless driver, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim that can hold the distracted driver responsible for the harm they have caused. Contact our law firm to learn more about the wrongful death claim process.
WHY IS PROVING A DRIVER WAS DISTRACTED
Important to an Auto Accident Claim?
If the auto accident attorney is able to gather evidence that establishes the other driver was distracted at the time of the collision and the distraction caused the accident and the subsequent injuries, it can help support the injured party’s claim. The other driver had a duty to pay attention to the road and drive in a reasonably safe manner.
The attorneys at Bridge City Law will be by your side every step of the way throughout the personal injury claims process, and present evidence proving to the negligent driver’s insurance company that their insured was distracted and request fair accident compensation for your damages.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED
In A Distracted Driving Crash
A distracted driving crash can be traumatic and even violent. The aftermath of the collision can be even more stressful if you do not take action and file a claim for compensation. A simple mistake made in the minutes or hours after the crash can significantly affect your ability to file a claim for compensation.
The following steps below can help you protect your rights after a Lake Oswego auto accident.
If you or a passenger in your vehicle or the other driver are seriously injured in the accident, contact 911 right away. When you contact 911, it also means that a police officer will respond and start an accident investigation immediately. Make sure you request a copy of the traffic accident report so you can use this report as evidence in your claim for damages.
If you don’t receive medical treatment at the scene of the accident, make sure you see your primary doctor as soon as possible after the accident, even if you feel okay. Early detection and treatment of injuries will significantly increase your chances of making a full recovery and also document that your injuries were related to the accident.
Document the Scene
Take photos of your injuries, each vehicle involved, and anything that you believe may have contributed to the accident, such as missing or broken traffic signs, debris in the road, or inclement weather. Make sure you take photos from a variety of angles.
Obtain Contact Information
Obtain contact information from anyone who witnessed the collision. Get their full name, license plate number, phone number, and mailing address. You will also need to obtain the same information from the other driver, in addition to their driver’s license number and insurance information.
Notify Your Insurance Company
Notify your insurer that you have been involved in an auto accident and provide them with the other driver’s name and contact information.
Speak with an Experienced Lawyer as Soon as Possible
Contact a personal injury lawyer at Bridge City Law as soon as can after your accident to schedule a no-fee, no-obligation consultation. Our legal team will begin investigating your accident right away and will obtain vital evidence that can be used to strengthen your claim. Our attorneys will take over and handle all interactions and communications with the other driver’s insurance company, which can prevent you from accidentally saying something that could harm your case.
The experienced and compassionate auto accident attorneys at Bridge City Law take a team approach to ensure that our clients are well taken care of. We’ve built our reputation on providing personalized and responsive service for our clients who have been injured in an auto accident due to a distracted driver.
During your first meeting with one of our Bridge City Law attorneys, we’ll first listen carefully to the story of your accident. Then, we’ll walk you through the personal injury claims process, making sure we answer all of your questions, and discuss the steps that need to be taken to protect your case so that you receive the best possible outcome for your claim.
We have access to a variety of healthcare providers in Lake Oswego and throughout the Portland metro area who specialize in treating people who have been involved in an accident. If it is helpful to you, we can provide referrals so you can have your injuries evaluated and documented. The medical providers will also work with you to develop a treatment plan to help you recover from your injuries so that you can return to your regular activities.
We want you to have peace of mind, so you can focus on getting well. While you’re working on getting better, we’ll take care of all your legal needs and handle each aspect of your personal injury claim. We’ll keep you updated throughout the entire process and are always a phone call away should you have any questions.
Just about 10 miles outside of Portland is the sparkling gem of Lake Oswego, Oregon — an idyllic blend of scenic tranquility, cultural vibrancy, and a warm and engaged community. Set on the serene shores of its namesake lake, the picturesque town of Lake Oswego offers charming shops, trendy boutiques, and some of the area’s most delectable dining options.
Cultural enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the captivating performances at the Lakewood Center for the Arts, and outdoor adventure seekers can indulge in some of the favorite activities, such as boating, fishing, and hiking in the nearby Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
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