When do you need a car accident attorney? That is a question that is not easy to answer. On this website there are a number of resources which can help answer your questions and help you protect yourself from insurance companies involved. First, you should read our list of things to do after an accident. Second, you should consider your rights and options for a course of action.
If someone causes an accident, they are responsible for all compensatory damages. That is a fancy legal word for everything that their negligence caused.
Common damages which are recoverable are medical bills, property damage, wage loss, and the pain and annoyance associated with those damages. These damages are usually paid by insurance companies, but sometimes it gets tricky. For example, in Oregon your auto insurance company is required to pay your medical bills after an accident – regardless who is at fault through their PIP coverage. If PIP is unavailable, your health insurance should step in. If they do, they will then want to get paid back from the responsible person’s insurance company. Like we said, it can get tricky.
The bottom line: you need to focus on recovery and getting on with your life. Unfortunately, even the most simple cases can be a mess legally. We can help you through the paperwork and the evaluation of your claim.
We don’t think that every case is worth suing over, but we do think that everyone deserves a fair result from an insurance company. We are accessible and willing to talk to you about your claim. If it makes sense to hire an attorney, we will tell you so. If not, we won’t waste your time.
At Jackson Jones, we know insurance claims. If you would like to discuss your case with an attorney – email us or call us at 541.225.5061.
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