Without warning, you can be involved in an accident that could affect you for years to come, if not for the rest of your life. Car accidents are traumatic. Car accidents also have an impact on a person’s emotional and financial stability. But the good news is, if you take the right steps, you can minimize the damage to yourself, your car and to your bottom line after an accident if you take the smart action of seeking help.
Retaining an attorney who specializes in car accidents in Portland can offer you many advantages. Aside from removing much of the emotion and dealing with the facts that will help you with seeking compensation for your damages and injuries, an attorney is a valuable asset for other reasons as well.
Auto accidents can be complicated affairs, especially if the other side decides to put up a strong legal challenge to counter any claims that you make. In a court system, that can become confusing quickly without someone on your side to help you navigate through the rules and procedures. Other important things to pay attention to are deadlines. If documents are not filed promptly, you significantly diminish your chances of getting a full settlement in your favor.
Part of the complexity of an auto accident case involves following the steps needed to prove the other side was negligent and therefore liable for any damages. There are several steps involved, and each one builds on the previous one. Make a misstep, and your whole case could collapse. Formulating proof for each step, determining how to use witnesses and in some cases, subject matter experts, and presenting that information in a compelling way is the key to winning jury trials and possible settlement negotiations.
Finally, the bottom line is the bottom line when it comes to car accidents. How much money you receive in compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering is the primary standard used to judge the success or failure of a case. A skilled attorney will know how similar cases turned out in the past, what to expect in your particular situation, and how to efficiently maximize any advantages to help further increase compensation due to you.
Dawson Law Group serves Portland and surrounding Oregon communities.