If you were hit by a car in Oregon, and need representation in a case, we are here to help you get the compensation you are entitled to from insurance companies or the person that hit you with their vehicle.
In most cases in Oregon, the pedestrian has the right of way. While that is helpful, the hardest part of making sure you are well compensated for any injuries and loss of work you sustained can be a lengthy ordeal. It could take years for you to get compensation from the driver’s insurance company and more years to get compensation from the driver if the driver didn’t have enough insurance to cover your loss.
The biggest misconception about car insurance is the coverage and the limits included with the coverage. Once the insurance company pays out the maximum amount that the driver was covered for, then any additional compensation must be paid by the driver. If you incur a million dollars in medical bills and a lifelong injury you may never be fully compensated. A lawyer can help you work your way through the legal process by trying to speed it up and get you as much money as possible for your injuries, time away from work, and any disabilities you may have as a result of the accident. If you have high medical bills a lawyer can also negotiate those down to try and net you more money.
You may also have to prove that you were crossing the street legally and were not at fault. While this is rare in Oregon, many people will try to say that it wasn’t their fault and not their responsibility. In very few cases is this true. While the law in Oregon protects you, there are still examples where you would be at fault and the driver wouldn’t, but you would have to be doing something that deliberately caused you to get hit or illegal. While we can’t advise you without knowing the facts of your case, we can say that the most significant part of the fight in court, if a settlement is not reached, is getting the compensation you deserve to cover all of your out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
While dealing with being hit by a car is difficult, it is better to leave the legal process to a team that will fight for you as you heal physically and mentally.