AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER OREGON

What you need to know.

AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER OREGON

What you need to know.

AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER OREGON

What you need to know.

Auto Accident Claims

You have questions. We have the answers. We’ve helped thousands of people that were injured in auto accidents. We take the time to understand the case, the accident, and your injuries and then we answer your questions, and advise you about the legal issues pertinent to your case. And we do that at no cost – free consultations with an auto accident lawyer in Oregon.

Our goal is to be a resource for injured people. Whether we take the case or not, our hope is that if you have been injured in a car wreck, that you will call and learn about your rights and the claim process. People who call our firm and take advantage of the free consultation leave the meeting feeling more informed about the process and legal issues.

No pressure, just answers. We say that often because it is important that you know there is no pressure to become a client of Jackson Jones. We pressure insurance companies, and liable parties, not the person who has been injured. You need room to make decisions that are in your best interest. The last thing you need is some lawyer pressuring you to sign up with their firm.

We're Here to Help

When Jackson Jones takes your case, the first thing we do is take the concern and worry off the client’s back.  We direct the insurance companies and investigators to direct communications to us, not the client. We protect you from unwanted contacts by insurance companies, from making impromptu statements that can be used against you later, and from insurance company investigators.  We develop the evidence, investigate the liable party, perform site inspections and hire experts. We follow your treatment, coordinate with insurers and providers, and account for your medical costs and wage loss. We are there for our client – when our client’s reach out to us, we are responsive.  What we do is protect you, account to you, and pursue your case.

WHAT'S NEXT

STEP

1

Actions to take at the scene

(1) Assess your injury status and determine if you are OK to get out of the car without assistance. 

(2) Call the police; request an ambulance. They will ask if anyone is injured. If someone is injured, say “yes”, or if you are unsure of injury, say you need their help determining whether there are injuries. If you don’t tell the police there are injuries, they may not come to the scene. If necessary, request an ambulance.

(3) Take pictures of the resting position of the cars and the damage. 

(4) Get the names, addresses, insurance information, driver license number and license plates for the persons and vehicles involved. If possible, take a picture of the at-fault driver’s license. 

(5) Get witness information.

STEP

2

Actions to take on the day of the accident

(1) Go to emergency room, urgent care, or if available, see your primary care physician. Getting an immediate assessment, even if you think you are OK is important. Often pain and injury symptoms do not appear until later after the adrenaline has worn off. 

(2) Call your insurance company, report the accident and open a PIP claim. PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection. PIP is coverage, provided in every Oregon Automobile Liability policy, that pays for medical care and in some circumstances, lost wages. This is often confusing when someone else is at fault, but in Oregon, even when another person caused the accident, and even if you have other health insurance, after a car accident, your PIP coverage is the first in line to pay. If you were on the job at the time of the accident, then call the Workers Compensation carrier, and get the claim opened with them, not your personal auto policy.

STEP

3

Actions to take in the days after the accident

(1) Provide the PIP claim number and insurance company information (or Workers Compensation claim) to your medical care providers. They will send the bills to the PIP insurer, and all necessary and related healthcare costs will be paid for two years, or until the amount of coverage available is reached, whichever is first. 

(2) Within 72 hours file an accident report with the DMV (this applies to all but the most minor of accidents). 

(3) Keep your eye on the mail. Occasionally, providers fail to bill the insurance company and instead send the bill to you. Be vigilant in following up with them to correct the billing in order to avoid outstanding bills. 

(4) Be sure to be consistent in getting the treatment for your injuries; don’t miss appointments, and be sure to do what your doctors and therapists recommend.

STEP

4

Call Jackson Jones: 541.225.5061

It is important to understand your rights, and how the claim process will proceed. So even if you don’t call Jackson Jones, call another auto accident lawyer in Oregon specializes in personal injury. There are many competent attorneys in our area. Get informed about making statements to insurance company representatives, Underinsured Motorist claims, the statute of limitations, tort claim notices, liens, when to settle your claim, whether you need an attorney and how to handle your property damage claim. The consultation with Jackson Jones is free.

STEP 1

Actions to Take at the Scene

(1) Assess your injury status and determine if you are OK to get out of the car without assistance. (2) Call the police; request an ambulance. They will ask if anyone is injured. If someone is injured, say “yes”, or if you are unsure of injury, say you need their help determining whether there are injuries. If you don’t tell the police there are injuries, they may not come to the scene. If necessary, request an ambulance. (3) Take pictures of the resting position of the cars and the damage. (4) Get the names, addresses, insurance information, driver license number and license plates for the persons and vehicles involved. If possible, take a picture of the at-fault driver’s license. (5) Get witness information.

STEP 2

Actions to take on the day of the accident

(1) Go to emergency room, urgent care, or if available, see your primary care physician. Getting an immediate assessment, even if you think you are OK is important. Often pain and injury symptoms do not appear until later after the adrenaline has worn off. (2) Call your insurance company, report the accident and open a PIP claim. PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection. PIP is coverage, provided in every Oregon Automobile Liability policy, that pays for medical care and in some circumstances, lost wages. This is often confusing when someone else is at fault, but in Oregon, even when another person caused the accident, and even if you have other health insurance, after a car accident, your PIP coverage is the first in line to pay. If you were on the job at the time of the accident, then call the Workers Compensation carrier, and get the claim opened with them, not your personal auto policy.

STEP 3

Actions to take in the days after the accident

(1) Provide the PIP claim number and insurance company information (or Workers Compensation claim) to your medical care providers. They will send the bills to the PIP insurer, and all necessary and related healthcare costs will be paid for two years, or until the amount of coverage available is reached, whichever is first. (2) Within 72 hours file an accident report with the DMV (this applies to all but the most minor of accidents). (3) Keep your eye on the mail. Occasionally, providers fail to bill the insurance company and instead send the bill to you. Be vigilant in following up with them to correct the billing in order to avoid outstanding bills. (4) Be sure to be consistent in getting the treatment for your injuries; don’t miss appointments, and be sure to do what your doctors and therapists recommend.

STEP 4

Call Jackson Jones: 541.225.5061

It is important to understand your rights, and how the claim process will proceed. So even if you don’t call Jackson Jones, call another auto accident lawyer Oregon that specializes in personal injury. There are many competent attorneys in our area. Get informed about making statements to insurance company representatives, Underinsured Motorist claims, the statute of limitations, tort claim notices, liens, when to settle your claim, whether you need an attorney and how to handle your property damage claim. The consultation with Jackson Jones is free.

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