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Injured In A Car Accident? Helping the Injured Get Compensation

Single-Vehicle Accidents in Portland, OR

Injury from a One-Car Accident

When most people think of car accidents, they assume that more than one vehicle was involved in the collision. Major causes of typical car accidents can include driver distractions, drunk driving, weather conditions, and reckless driving. When only one car is involved in a collision, there can be a number of things that went wrong.

Common causes include:

  • Weather or road debris
  • Driver error
  • Run-off collisions
  • Poorly maintained streets
  • Improper signage

Unlike a multi-vehicle accident, determining who is liable for the collision in a single-vehicle accident can be difficult. Drivers who were involved in these one-car collisions may be able to receive compensation from the city or county if their crash resulted from an unpaved pothole or landslide.

If a mechanical failure or a faulty product in the vehicle caused the accident, drivers may be able to receive compensation from the manufacturer or dealership. Passengers injured in single-vehicle accidents may be able to receive compensation from negligent or reckless drivers who caused the collision.

Get the Legal Guidance You Need from the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe

Need a Portland car accident lawyer? After an accident, it is important that you work quickly to receive the compensation that you deserve. No one should have to face serious medical injuries or bad faith insurance companies alone; instead, work with our firm. We have 30 years of experience in obtaining compensation for our clients and representing them with dedication. When you work with our firm after your single-car accident, we can determine the exact underlying cause of your collision and help bring the wrongful party to justice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Single-Vehicle Crashes

Will it affect my insurance rate?
If you file a claim with your insurance company, it is likely that your premium will go up. The increase will depend on what the insurance company has to pay after the accident. Ensure that you work with an experienced car accident lawyer from our firm to handle the insurance matters. We can discuss the case with your insurance company to help improve the circumstances.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
There is a wide array of matters that factor into your personal injury case. A car accident attorney at our firm who is experienced in personal injury law can evaluate your case and help determine whether you have a claim.

Should my health insurance company pay for treatment related to the accident?
Having your health insurance company pay for medical treatment is the most efficient way to go about this. You may be required to reimburse your carrier of some expenses, but this is often negotiable. If you get the assistance of a highly knowledgeable and experienced Portland personal injury attorney to help you maximize your personal recovery.

Contact a Portland injury attorney at our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation and to get started on receiving the outcome that you desire.