Injury claims arise from a number of events, incidents and circumstances in which you of a loved one sustains serious injury as the result of an accident. Common injury claims that the Portland injury attorneys see in their personal injury practice are the result of car accidents, truck accidents, boat accidents, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, construction accidents, slip and falls, dangerous premises accidents, sporting accidents and dog bites — just to name a few.
Never planned and rarely foreseeable, accidents that result in injury due to the recklessness or negligence of another can easily strain budgets and leave victims with life-long challenges.
For instance, take the head-on crash that KATU News reported Saturday afternoon. Occurring at approximately 4 PM on April 13, 2013, the head-on crash took place in the 9000 block of North Denver Avenue when the driver of a BMW lost control of his speeding car, crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, and hit a pick-up truck. The driver of the BMW was taken to the hospital with what police reported as being life-threatening injuries, while the driver and passenger in the pick-up truck were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Expected to survive, the BMW driver could possibly be held responsible for the property damage and medical expenses of the pick-up occupants.
Portland Injury Laws Allow Accident Victims to Recover Damages from Certain Types of Injury
Anytime, you suffer an injury from any sort of accident, you have the potential of experiencing lasting effects beyond just the physical injury you have suffered. A serious personal injury can affect not only your quality of life temporarily, but has the potential to affect your well-being, both financially and physically, for the rest of your life. Consequently, you should consult with Portland injury attorneys anytime you are injured in an accident for which you are not to blame to see if you qualify under Oregon law to sue the at-fault party for compensation.
Portland personal injury laws are designed to allow accident victims to recover damages for injury caused by another due to negligence, misconduct, or carelessness. Damages that you might be eligible to receive compensation for following an accident include:
- Physical injury
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Reimbursement for medical bills
- Reimbursement for lost wages
- Compensation for future wage loss or loss of earning capacity
- Long-term rehabilitation
- The loss of the companionship of a family member due to debilitating injury or death
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the reckless behavior of another person and believe that you may be entitled to compensation of that injury through a lawsuit or insurance claim and need assistance from experienced Portland injury attorneys, contact Shulman DuBois LLC. With a lot of experience in personal injury cases, Shulman DuBois LLC is a law firm you can count on to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve following an accident.