Aloha, OR, Car Accident Lawyers

When someone hits you with their vehicle, you may suffer injuries like minor cuts and scrapes, or you could suffer catastrophic injuries. It is the responsibility of the driver that caused the accident, along with their insurance company, to pay your damages and give you a settlement that you are going to be able to use to recover.

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident, contact one of our Aloha, OR, car accident lawyers at Strong Law at (206) 741-1051 for a free case evaluation and assistance in dealing with insurers.

Protect Your Rights with the Help of Our Aloha, OR, Car Accident Lawyers

When someone’s negligence injures you or takes the life of a loved one, you have the right to recover monetary damages, typically paid by the at-fault driver’s insurer.

In some cases, more than one person could share in the responsibility for your injuries. For example, perhaps you were in an accident with a truck. If the driver of a commercial vehicle hits you, the driver and his or her employer could share in the responsibility.

In car accidents involving multiple vehicles, more than one driver could share in the responsibility for the accident. Our car accident lawyers in Aloha, OR, will investigate your case to determine who shares in the fault. Then, our team will strategize how best to get you the compensation you deserve, whether via settlement negotiations with an insurance company or taking your case to court.

Our Team Gets Results for Our Clients

Find Out Why So Many Clients Trust Strong Law

Our Aloha, OR, car accident team works hard to get results for our clients. We take the time necessary to investigate your car accident case to the fullest extent. We leave no stone unturned so that we can represent your interests to the best of our ability.

The legal system is complex; and if your car accident case has more than one person at fault, it becomes even more complicated. We know that it can be a challenge to navigate the waters when it comes to the law, but we have experience to help make the process simpler for you.

Proving Liability in a Aloha, OR, Car Accident

Our Experienced Attorneys Know How to Show Who Was At Fault

In some cases, it is obvious who was at fault in a car accident. In other cases, your attorney might have to retain private investigators to determine who was at fault in the car accident. While the police report can point to liability, it is not the only tool a car accident lawyer in Aloha will use.
Your lawyer is going to need to prove duty of care, that the other driver violated the duty, that their actions are the cause of the accident, and that you suffered as a result of that violation.

To help prove who shares in the liability for the damages you can collect, our Aloha, OR, car accident lawyers will investigate the accident scene and use expert witnesses to recreate the accident, when necessary. We will speak with any and all people involved in the accident to ensure that an accurate picture is created and that your case is proven.

What Kind of Car Accidents Can Cause Injuries?

Any car accident in Aloha, OR, could cause injuries to those involved. The extent of those injuries depends on how a vehicle hits you, the speed at which the vehicles collide, your health at the time of the vehicle accident, and several other factors.

Types of car accident injuries include:

  • Multi-vehicle accidents.
  • T-bone accidents.
  • Sideswipe accidents.
  • Head-on wrecks.
  • Rear-end crashes.
  • Rollover accidents.
  • Drunk driving accidents.
  • Drugged driving accidents.
  • Distracted driving accidents.
  • Speeding, including excessive speeding, accidents.
  • Reckless driving accidents.
  • Hit and run accidents.
  • These are just a few types of accident, there are so many factors that go into accidents and into creating the narrative in court to prove that you deserve a settlement.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Aloha, OR

In many cases, your injuries could prevent you from doing anything after a car accident. However, if you feel that you can move around without causing additional harm to yourself, you should take the following steps after a car wreck:

  • Contact emergency services
  • Get information from the other driver: insurance, contact, etc.
  • Get medical attention from the emergency responders if you need it
  • Talk with the police officers and allow them to clear the scene
  • Seek additional medical attention if you need it
  • Contact an attorney

Injuries You Could Suffer in a Aloha, OR, Car Accident

Some of the injuries suffered in a car accident heal quickly, while others could forever change your life. Injuries you might suffer include:

  • Cuts, scratches, scrapes, bumps and bruises
  • Strains and sprains
  • Soft tissue injuries, including torn muscles and pulled muscles
  • Simple fractures, compound fractures, and crushed bones
  • Face and eye injuries
  • Head, neck and shoulder injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Post traumatic stress disorder, mental instability
  • Wrongful death.

Recoverable Damages After a Car Accident in Aloha

In Oregon, you can recover economic damages and non-economic damages. You cannot recover punitive or exemplary damages for a car accident in Oregon, even if the at-fault driver’s actions or inactions were grossly negligent.

Economic Damages

Special damages, usually referred to as economic damages, have a monetary value. They include:

  • Medical expenses, past and future – This can include any medical expenses incurred when you went to the hospital or sought medical care after the accident, as well as any medical needs that you have, like physical therapy, after the fact.
  • Lost Wages – This can be wages that you missed when you were recovering from the accident or from not having a vehicle, and also wages that you may miss if you are disabled and unable to go back to work after the fact.
  • Repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed personal property, such as your vehicle and anything in it, such as a laptop or clothing.
  • Funeral, cremation and/or burial expenses if you lost a loved one in a car accident.

Non-Economic Damages

General damages, usually referred to as non-economic damages, are more difficult to compute in monetary terms. They include:

  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress, for those who suffered injuries in a car wreck.
  • Loss of quality of life. Some accident injuries cause disabilities that might require medication or the use of ambulatory aids for the rest of your life. You could recover compensation for loss of quality of life if the accident injuries caused such life-changing changes.

Why You Should Hire Our Car Accident Lawyers in Aloha, OR

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Some people might wonder if it’s a good idea to settle the claim themselves, without hiring a lawyer. However, our team at Strong Law Firm knows that those who settle a car accident claim on their own usually leave money on the table. Insurance companies are in business to make money. That means that every time they pay out a claim, it decreases the insurance company’s bottom line.

As a result, insurance companies will look for any reason to deny a claim. In fact, when you contact an insurance company to notify them that you were in a car accident in the Aloha, OR, area, you should not say much at all.

The insurance company representative may try to get you to make a statement. They may be pushy. Keep referring them to your attorney for any statements. We are here for you, we are waiting to help you and are waiting to do whatever we can to help you get your settlement and really get the money you need to recover and spend time focusing on yourself.

Working with our team of experienced car accident lawyers in Aloha, OR, you have skilled negotiators by your side who will fight for the settlement you deserve. When a settlement offer is not appropriate, our team will take your case to court. Your chance of getting the compensation you deserve is much higher when you hire the Strong Law Firm team than if you try to handle your claim on your own. We will do all that we have to in order to ensure that you are given the best settlement possible so that you can really focus on healing.

Call us today at (206) 741-1051 to discuss your case so we can get started on our work. Let us handle the fight for compensation so you can focus on healing.

There Is No Fee Unless Our Aloha, OR, Car Accident Lawyers Win

You might be thinking that it is all well and good that we can obtain these types of results for our clients, but you worry about fees to retain us. This is one concern you don’t need to have.

Your initial case evaluation is free, and you don’t pay our attorney’s fees unless we win your case for you. If we win, we take our attorney’s fees from your settlement or trial award. We understand that you are going to have a hard enough time paying bills while you are out of work due to accident injuries. We have the resources to investigate your case and negotiate for a settlement to cover your injuries and costs or to take your case to court.
To win the compensation you deserve, contact our Aloha, OR car accident attorneys at (206) 741-1051 for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.

Aloha, OR, Car Accident FAQs

  • Is Oregon a no-fault state or a tort state?

    Oregon is a tort state, which means that the at-fault driver’s insurance pays for your injuries. If you have personal injury protection, which is optional, you might be able to collect from your own insurance policy. Personal injury protection is helpful for some accidents, like when a hit-and-run driver crashes into you.

  • Does Oregon have punitive damages for those injured or killed in a car accident?

    No. Oregon does not allow you to collect punitive or exemplary damages after a car accident.

  • How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

    If you suffer injuries in a car accident, you have up to three years to file a lawsuit. But we recommend that you contact our Aloha, OR, car accident lawyers as soon as possible after a crash, since investigations, obtaining medical records and other documents, and negotiating your case take time. The three years will expire sooner than you expect. You should contact your personal injury lawyers in Aloha, OR or wherever you live.

  • When should I contact a car accident lawyer in Aloha, OR?

    You should contact our Aloha, OR, car accident lawyers as soon as possible after the accident. Even if you are in the hospital, we can still meet with you for your initial case evaluation. We can visit you in the hospital or conduct a case evaluation over the phone or via video call.

    If you are not able to meet with us due to your injuries, a loved one may contact us on your behalf. We will let your loved one know what steps to take.

  • The insurance adjuster for the defendant’s insurance company keeps calling me. What should I do?

    Ask the adjuster to contact our office. If you have given the insurance adjuster this information previously, tell the adjuster not to call you again. Additionally, let our office know that the insurance adjuster continues to reach out to you. We will also inform the insurance adjuster that he or she should not contact you.

  • Can I continue driving my car?

    It is better if you wait until we can investigate your case before you continue driving your vehicle. Once we take pictures and finish that part of the investigation, then you can repair and drive your vehicle. You should not drive your vehicle unless it has been processed.

  • If the driver who hit me was on the job, can I also collect from his or her employer?

    In most cases, even if the driver is on the job, the driver is going to be the one that is held responsible. The employer is not going to be at fault unless there was something wrong with the vehicle that was the cause of the accident or some other circumstance.

  • Is it possible to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder after an accident?

    Absolutely, PTSD is very common with traumatic accidents and is a very common injury that is paid out in car accident claims.

Attorney Jed Strong

Attorney Jed StrongJed Strong is the founder of Strong Law. He knows that accident injuries can be devastating to individuals and families, so he does everything in his power to ensure his clients recover every bit of compensation they deserve. Prior to representing accident victims, Jed worked for GEICO insurance company as one of its in-house attorneys – representing the insurance companies. After learning the inner workings of insurance companies, he quit and began representing accident victims. [ Attorney Bio ]

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    “I hired Strong Law after my car accident. Jed and his team worked hard on my case. They were professional and compassionate through my surgery and as I recovered, and they were awesome on communication. I got justice and awesome compensation. I would recommend Strong Law to anyone in my situation.

    – Rick R.

    “I want to thank Jed and Tory of Strong Law for their outstanding help with my case. The attention to details and keeping me informed at all times made for a positive outcome. Thank you again for your help, determination, and hard work. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of an excellent lawyer.

    – Jaretta O.

    “Unbelievable work! I had a claim involving my own insurance company. I tried to negotiate with them, and they completely denied my claim – two times. I then hired Strong Law, and the change was instant. The insurance company immediately began negotiating, and Jed was able to secure an unbelievably good settlement. I will never again attempt to take-on an insurance company without Strong Law in my corner. Thank you!

    – Jonathon S.

    “Absolutely outstanding! I was involved in a motorcycle accident and Jed led the way! Definitely top notch! When it matters, call strong law!

    – Edwin S.

    “While working a wrongful death case of my husband’s, throughout the legal process, Jed pursued every possible resource and angle to ensure that we would receive policy limits despite intense resistance from the representatives of the insurance companies. We are deeply grateful to him for the funds we received and the lasting friendship that grew out of the entire ordeal.

    – Cheryl.

    Contact Our Team of Aloha, OR, Car Accident Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation

    Car accident injuries, especially those that cause long-term or permanent disabilities, can significantly change your life – and usually not for the better. While the compensation you deserve does not get rid of your injuries and disabilities, nor does it bring back a loved one who died in a car accident, the money does reduce the financial stress of not being able to work or of missing that second income.

    Our Aloha, OR, car accident attorneys can help protect your rights after an accident and help you recover the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one was in a car accident, contact Strong Law at (206) 741-1051 for a free case evaluation.