Portland Rear-End Accident Lawyer
Who is Liable for a Rear-End Accident?
A rear-end accident is one of the most common auto accident types in the United States. More than 40% of the 6 million+ auto accidents that occur annually are rear-end collisions. In Oregon, the formulation of negligence is used in order to determine who is at-fault for the accident. Most often, the person found legally liable in a Portland rear-end accident lawsuit is the driver who hits the vehicle in front of them. This is because all drivers have specific duties by which they must abide.
Drivers have a duty to pay close attention to:
- Lookout – All drivers must pay attention to other vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycles on the road.
- Speed – Drivers should abide by the posted speed limits to ensure the safety of themselves and others.
- Control – Drivers must maintain proper control of their vehicle. This includes avoiding use of cell phones or eating / drinking while driving.
Most rear-end collisions occur during peak traffic hours because drivers either speed up too fast or are distracted while driving. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, our Portland rear-end accident lawyers work to hold the liable party accountable for injuries that may have been sustained. This includes whiplash, spine or neck injuries, head trauma, broken bones, lacerations, and more. If you were the victim of a rear-end collision, you may be able to seek compensation for medical and hospital bills, any rehabilitation costs if necessary, lost wages, and even vocational training if your injuries require you to obtain a new occupation.
Schedule your free case evaluation by calling (503) 226-6361.
File Your Claim Today with a Portland Rear-End Accident Attorney
Rear-end accidents are far too common and it often involves cases of negligence. Most people who cause rear-end accidents simply are not paying attention to where they are going or who is in front of them. This act of negligence, if it is the cause of the accident, should be brought to justice and the injury victim should be compensated for the damages. Our team can help you with this matter and seek to represent you throughout your entire case.
We are award-winning attorneys backed by more than 100 years of combined experience. We utilize our knowledge to help our clients navigate the difficult legal process following all kinds of auto accidents, including rear-end accidents. We are compassionate to our clients’ needs, knowing that this is a time for healing. Our team will handle the legal details for you while you focus on your recovery. Don’t hesitate to hold the liable party accountable for their actions. We’re ready to seek compensation on your behalf. From car crashes to motorcycle accident lawsuits in Portland, we are here to help.
Contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC at (503) 226-6361 to begin your case today.