Car accidents happen every day, every hour, and yet nobody ever expects to be the victim of a crash. Being in a car accident is overwhelming, especially when it results in serious injuries or loss of life. During the time meant for healing, you may notice medical bills piling up and phone calls from insurance claims adjusters coming in, all while you are missing out on work and losing wages. This is not the situation we envision for you or the likely reality when working with a caring and dedicated attorney.
If you’ve suffered from car accident injuries due to another driver’s negligent or reckless conduct, The Gatti Law Firm is here to help. Our Eugene car accident lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars for victims.
For skilled legal representation, contact The Gatti Law Firm at (503) 543-1114 to speak to our car accident lawyers.
What Compensation Can I Recover After an Auto Accident?
With the help of a knowledgeable lawyer, you may be able to recover compensation for the losses you’ve endured. An attorney can help you collect extensive evidence in your case to bolster your claim, including:
- Photos of the accident scene
- Photos of your damaged vehicle
- Eye witness accounts
- Police reports
- Medical records
All of this will help prove your accident was caused by the other driver and could have been prevented.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Vehicle damage
- Pain and suffering
How long will my car accident take to settle?
Every car accident case has specific intricacies that will alter the length of time it takes to settle. Simpler cases will take just a few months to settle while cases with complications can take a few years for all parties to reach a workable settlement. If you and your attorney decide it is in your best interest to take the case to trial, you can expect a lengthy process. If you work with our firm, we can walk with you through each step of the process.
Is Oregon a Fault or No-Fault State?
Oregon is classified as a “no-fault” state which means that regardless of who is at fault for causing the accident, each party with personal injury protection (PIP) can obtain a limited amount of coverage. PIP can protect the injured parties against medical expenses and loss of wages up to $15,000 or for a year, whichever is reached first.
Having PIP insurance does not mean you are unable to take legal action if you are the victim of the car accident against a negligent driver.
In addition, Oregon is also a comparative negligence state. What this means for you is that you can file a lawsuit against the other party as long as their negligence outweighs yours.
If you have suffered injury in a car accident in Eugene, it is essential that you speak with an attorney at our firm prior to speaking with the insurance company. We can help you navigate each aspect of the law and help you obtain the maximum compensation available for your damages.
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?
If you think you can deal with an auto insurance company on your own without the help of an attorney, consider what you have to lose without effective, knowledgeable legal advice. A car accident lawyer has the experience to go up against car insurance companies.
Even if you’ve been offered a settlement, it’s in your best interest to have a lawyer look over the details first. You don’t have to accept the offer, you can negotiate. If you still don’t get an offer you think is fair, our Eugene lawyers are prepared to take the case to trial to seek justice on your behalf.
You Pay Nothing Until / Unless We Win!
Our team works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe us anything unless we obtain a successful verdict on your behalf. You also only pay us a portion of the settlement. We do not charge for any fees at the start, and will never if we do not win your case. That means, there is no risk in taking on a powerful and dedicated personal injury attorney.
There will be no reason to worry about being able to afford an attorney.
Contact Our Eugene Car Accident Attorneys for a Free Consultation
With the right attorney by your side, you will have a knowledgeable advocate to help you navigate the complexities of Oregon law. Even if you were partially at fault for a crash, you can still recover compensation in many cases. The Gatti Law Firm believes those who were wrongfully injured should be able to seek justice and recover compensation from the responsible person or party. We can help you recover damages to compensate your losses.
To schedule a strategic review of your legal options after a car accident, contact The Gatti Law Firm today at (503) 543-1114 and request a free consultation.