Springfield, OR, Car Accident Lawyers

After a car accident, you will most likely have financial worries, as even minor injuries could keep you out of work for several weeks. You should not have to suffer financially because of another's negligence. Our Springfield, OR, car accident attorneys can pay for the damages you sustain, including medical expenses and lost wages.

If the other driver is at fault, he or his insurance company is responsible for paying damages. However, insurance companies are in business to make a profit, so they will find any reason to deny your claim or offer a pittance.

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident, contact one of our Springfield, 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 Springfield, 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. The insurance company has limits on what it will pay based on how much insurance the driver purchased in the policy. In some cases, damages could exceed that amount. When you need that additional compensation for your injuries and losses, you can sue the at-fault driver or the insurance company to pay more.

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 Springfield, 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 Springfield, 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, especially if more than one person is at fault. Count on our experience, strategic and negotiating skills, and knowledge of the law. We make sure the defendant does not violate your rights. We will make sure that you get all the compensation you deserve.

Learn about how we’ve helped other clients. Some of our results include:

  • A client was rear-ended while sitting at a stoplight. His neck surgery forced him to stay in a rehabilitation center for two months. We recovered $1.1 million for him.
  • A drunk driver crossed the center line, causing a head-on collision with our clients. We recovered $1 million for them.
  • A vehicle hit our client as the client was crossing the street. His injuries required surgery on his knee and shoulder and caused him to be out for work for over a year. We recovered $900,000 for him.
  • Our client was a passenger in a vehicle driven by an acquaintance. Unbeknownst to our client, the acquaintance was drunk. The driver crashed into a tree, causing our client to suffer neck injuries that required surgery. We recovered $875,000 for our client.

Proving Liability in a Springfield, OR, Car Accident

Our Experienced Attorneys Know How to Show Who Was At Fault

If needed, our firm retains 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 Springfield will use.

To recover damages in a car accident, you must be able to show that the other driver met the four elements to prove liability. Those elements are:

  • The driver – also known as the defendant – had a duty of care not to harm you.
  • The driver violated that duty.
  • The driver’s actions caused your injuries.
  • You suffered damages as a result of those actions.

More than one person could meet these elements – and if they do, they are also responsible for your injuries and other damages.

To help prove who shares in the liability for the damages you can collect, our Springfield car accident lawyers will investigate the accident scene and use expert witnesses to recreate the accident. Our attorneys will also interview first responders, police officers and other witnesses who were at the scene of the accident.

Injuries You Might Suffer in a Car Accident

In addition to injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and face and eye injuries, you could suffer secondary injuries such as infections. The defendant is also responsible for any secondary injuries since you would not have suffered them if not for the defendant’s actions or inactions.

Recoverable Damages After a Car Accident in Springfield

In Oregon, you can recover economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages and non-economic damages are compensatory damages. The court orders these types of damages in an attempt to make you whole again. While the money does not bring back a loved one, it does reduce financial stress for you and your loved ones.

Economic Damages

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

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed personal property
  • Funeral, cremation and/or burial expenses.

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
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of use of a body part
  • Loss of use of a bodily function
  • Amputation
  • Excessive scarring or disfigurement.

Punitive Damages

You can also recover punitive damages in Oregon. The court orders the defendant to pay punitive damages only if his or her actions were intentional or grossly negligent. A punitive damage award is not to make you whole again but to punish the defendant.

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

Depend on Our Winning Record. Count on Our Experience.

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 Springfield, OR, area, you should not say much at all. Give them only your name, the insured’s information, the date and location of the wreck, and your attorney’s contact information. Direct them to your Springfield car accident lawyer if they start asking questions.

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. The insurance company might twist what you say in an attempt to put the blame for the accident on you so that they can deny your claim or offer you a low amount that might not even cover your medical expenses or other damages you might be entitled to.

Since our Springfield car accident lawyers are familiar with the tactics used by insurance companies, when you hire our team to represent you, we will plan for their actions. Additionally, the insurance company knows that those who hire car accident lawyers are better able to litigate their cases. When car accident claims end up in court, the cost to an insurer is usually higher.

Working with our team of experienced car accident lawyers in Springfield, 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.

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 Springfield, 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 Springfield, OR, car accident attorneys at (206) 741-1051 for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.

Springfield, OR, Car Accident FAQs

  • My accident was not in Springfield, and the at-fault driver and I live in another city. Do I have to use your Springfield office?

    No. You can work with our car accident lawyers in our office in Tacoma, WA, or even Portland or Eugene, OR. We also have an office in Salt Lake City, UT. Because of jurisdiction and venue laws, you should visit the office closest to where you or the defendant lives or closest to where the accident took place.

  • How do I get paid if the person who hit me does not have insurance?

    You can make a claim against your insurance company to recover certain damages. You can also opt to sue the defendant directly. If your insurance company pays damages and you later win a judgment against the defendant, and the defendant pays, you might have to reimburse your insurance company for the damages they paid on your behalf.

  • How soon should I call a Springfield, OR, car accident lawyer?

    Contact a Springfield car accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Even if you are in the hospital, you should contact an attorney. In some cases, weather erodes evidence. In other cases, the defendant or police could inadvertently destroy evidence. And in other cases, the defendant could purposely destroy evidence. The sooner our legel team can get started on your case, the more chance we have of recovering evidence.

    If you are still in the hospital, we can visit you in the hospital or set up a phone or video conference. We can also speak with a loved one if needed.

  • What do I do if the insurance company forwards a settlement to me?

    Never sign anything from an insurance company. Bring it to your attorney. If an insurance company offers you a settlement, it is almost always less compensation than you deserve.

  • What do I do if the at-fault driver does not have car insurance?

    You can make a claim against your own insurance company and sue the defendant directly. If you win and the defendant pays, you may have to reimburse your insurance company.

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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    “Excellent attorneys and staff!! My attorney, Peter, and his paralegal, Katrina, went ABOVE & BEYOND to get me a settlement that was even higher than my own personal bottom line. I highly recommend Strong Law for all your personal injury claims. I would not have been able to navigate this 3-year long journey without them! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”
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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 Springfield, 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 Springfield, 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.