Auto Accident Attorney Brookings & Gold Beach
Many car accidents happen because of drivers failing to exercise reasonable care on the road and drive safely. If you or someone you love recently incurred injuries in an automobile accident that another driver caused, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against them.
Shlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys, P.C. represents clients in Brookings, Gold Beach, and throughout Oregon in a wide range of civil claims, including personal injury claims for car accident damages. A car accident can be a life-changing experience that results in catastrophic injuries and significant property damage. While an insurance claim may be the first step toward recovery for an injured driver, available coverage may be insufficient to fully cover the victim’s losses and dealing with insurance companies is rarely easy without legal counsel. Let our firm provide the legal counsel you need for your car accident claim in Gold Beach or Brookings, Oregon.
Proving Fault for Your Car Accident
Automobile accidents happen for many reasons. If your recent accident occurred because of another driver’s failure to exercise reasonable care in any way, you likely have grounds for legal action against them. Some of the most common ways for car accidents to happen include:
- Failure to use turn signals
- Failure to maintain vehicles, such as keeping brake lights and other systems in full working order
- Driving a vehicle too fast
- Moving violations, such as improper lane changes
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving, such as using a cell phone behind the wheel
- Reckless driving or driving too fast for current road conditions
- Driver fatigue
If another driver caused an accident with your vehicle due to any such behavior, an experienced car accident attorney is your best available asset if you want to hold them accountable for your losses. The team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys, P.C. can help you gather evidence like vehicle computer data, cell phone records, and traffic camera footage, if available. We can also help you fully explore the entire scope of your claimable damages to ensure you maximize your recovery.
Damages and Compensation in an Oregon Car Accident Claim
Oregon is a fault state, meaning that when a driver causes an accident, that driver bears legal responsibility for the resulting damages. If another driver hit you and injured you, you have the right to file an insurance claim against their auto insurance policy to compensate you for your losses. Shlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys, P.C. can help you draft your claim letter to the insurance company and ensure you receive an appropriate settlement. However, an insurance claim may not yield enough compensation to ensure your complete recovery. You may need to take additional legal action in the form of a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused your accident.