Tigard, 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. The at-fault driver, or their insurance company, should pay for your medical expenses and other damages. Our Tigard, OR, car accident attorneys can help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
After an accident, the at-fault driver's insurance company is usually responsible for paying damages. However, insurance companies will certainly try to avoid paying a claim; and they’re notorious for offering minimal amounts to settle.
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident, contact one of our Tigard, OR, car accident lawyers at Strong Law at 206-741-1053 for a free case evaluation and assistance in dealing with insurers.
Protect Your Rights with the Help of Our Tigard, 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 on the policy. In some cases, your 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 Tigard, 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.
Steps Our Tigard Car Accident Attorneys Will Take to Ensure Victory
No one likes going to court. It is expensive, time-consuming, and often stressful. Thankfully, most cases never make it to the courtroom and are settled through negotiations out of court. While this is usually the best option for all parties involved, there are still some cases where going to court is the only way to get the justice you deserve. Regardless, your Tigard car accident attorney will take specific steps to help ensure that you have the best chance at winning your case.
If your case does go to trial, our attorneys will work tirelessly to gather evidence and witnesses that support your claim. They will then prepare you and any other witnesses testifying for trial. It is essential that you are honest with our car accident lawyers in Tigard about everything related to your case so that they can help you prepare as thoroughly as possible.
Our Tigard, OR, attorneys will also negotiate with the other party’s attorney to settle the case out of court. This attempt is usually the best option for all parties involved as it is less expensive and time-consuming than going to trial. However, sometimes the other party is unwilling to budge or offer a fair settlement. In this case, your attorney will continue preparing your case for trial while also trying to negotiate a better settlement.
Here Are the Steps from the Free Consultation to Victory
Step 1: Sitting Down with Our Tigard, OR, Car Accident Attorneys
Either by phone or face to face, we are here to listen to your story. Our consultations are always free, and we will never pressure you into hiring us. You will find a compassionate side that will exceed your expectations and you will have the full knowledge of the steps we will face to get you your total compensation.
Step 2: Investigating Your Claim
After you decide to hire our firm, we will investigate your claim. This investigation usually involves talking to witnesses, reviewing documents, beginning with the police report, and researching. Our Tigard car accident lawyers will also look into the medical bills and wages lost and other expenses that will come along due to the accident.
Step 3: Building Your Case
Once we have gathered enough evidence, we will start building your case. This step includes preparing any witnesses who might testify and making sure you are ready for trial.
Step 4: Trying to Settle Out of Court
Most cases never make it to trial and are instead settled out of court. Our car accident attorneys in Tigard, OR, will negotiate with the other party’s attorney in an attempt to reach a settlement that is fair for both sides. We aggressively fight on your behalf to get the full compensation you deserve.
Step 5: Going to Trial
If we cannot settle out of court, your case will go to trial. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to prepare your case and get you the best possible outcome.
Step 6: Getting You the Justice You Deserve
No matter what steps our Tigard car accident attorneys take, their ultimate goal is to get you the best possible outcome for your case. They will work tirelessly to gather evidence, prepare witnesses, and negotiate with the other party to help you get the justice you deserve.
Our Team Gets Results for Our Clients
Find Out Why So Many Clients Trust Strong Law
Our Tigard, 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. Count on our experience, our strategic and negotiating skills, and our knowledge of the law. We make sure insurance companies and other defendants do 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 the 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.
- Three young children were riding in a car that was T-boned while the driver was making a left turn into a parking lot. The three children suffered injuries in the wreck. We recovered $680,000 for the children.
Proving Liability in a Tigard, 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 Tigard 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 Tigard car accident lawyers will investigate the accident scene and use expert witnesses to recreate the accident, when necessary. Our attorneys will also interview first responders, police officers, and other witnesses who were at the scene of the accident.
“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!!”