Distracted Driver Injury Attorney in Portland

Texting while driving has been found to be six times more dangerous than driving under the influence. The number of distracted driving accidents continues to rise, in large part due to drivers who choose to text or use other digital devices while operating a vehicle.

Distracted driving can take many forms, from drivers who are grooming, making phone calls, adjusting in-vehicle systems, or simply not paying attention. Distracted driving conduct puts all others sharing the roadways at risk of suffering a serious or fatal injury in a collision. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the actions of a distracted driver, you have a right to be compensated for your losses.

Why Choose Us?

At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, our attorneys can help victims of distracted driving recover compensation for their injuries.

Common Types of Distracted Driving

The Centers for Disease Control describes three basic categories of distracted driving:

Distracted Driving Statistics

Accidents caused by distracted driving are on the rise, and the youngest drivers are most likely to be involved in such crashes.

Distracted Driving Laws in Portland and Oregon

In Oregon, drivers are forbidden to use any electronic device while driving. Eating and applying makeup are also forbidden.

Who is Liable?

If it can be established that your injuries are the result of distracted driving, you have a case for compensation through the insurance carrier for the driver who caused the accident, or a lawsuit filed against the negligent driver in civil court. Punitive damages (damages that punish a negligent party) may be sought in Oregon.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Your chances of receiving the compensation that you deserve are greatly increased when you have an experienced attorney building and presenting your case. Insurance companies know who is representing you and often treat accident victims differently when they hire an attorney. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys, PC, our attorneys will manage your case from beginning to end.  We consistently seek the maximum possible in compensation from every possible source.

Contact Us Today

A no-cost consultation with Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC can help you understand your legal options. Contact us for an informed evaluation of your case. We charge no fees unless we win – there is no risk in contacting us for help.