Oregon Lawyer Site, Personal Injury Insights:
Passenger is always an innocent victim in a car accident
If you were a passenger
in a car accident and were injured, you can get pain and suffering
for your injuries from the driver's insurance. Some people
feel hesitant to sue a friend, but we feel that insurance is there
to help people out when bad things happen and that placing a claim
even against someone in your own family is in your best interest.
If a relative was killed as a passenger in a car accident, the
estate has the right to make a claim against the driver's insurance.
Here is an example from Oregonlive of such a passenger accident:
Rollover crash kills Warm Springs man; driver arrested
A Warm Springs man was killed and another man arrested after a
rollover crash Friday evening near milepost 49 on Highway 97 in
Joseph G. Craig, 41, of Warm Springs was driving northbound on the
highway in a 1987 Buick four-door when he veered off the right side,
crashed into a rocky embankment and rolled several times, according
to a preliminary investigation by the Oregon State Police. The car
landed upside-down in the southbound lane, state police reported.
Passenger Tony Julius Gilbert, 57, of Warm Springs was pronounced
dead two hours later. Craig was treated for injuries at Mid-Columbia
Medical Center and later was charged with first-degree manslaughter,
reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Highway 97 was closed for about an hour as police investigated the
11/07/06 Leaf related injury in Portland Oregon?
You may be entitled to money for pain and suffering due to negligence of a homeowner, business
owner or renter. Have you slipped on leaves while walking, riding or
driving and sustained an injury? Examples of negligence may include:
- Illegally sweeping leaves from yard,
sidewalk or parking strip into the street for city of Portland leaf
- Failing to sweep leaves or other tree
debris from sidewalk or home access
- Creating piles of the leaves that fell in
Contact experienced injury lawyer,
Todd Peterson, NOW for a free consultation
06/03/06 Medical bill reduction
by Oregon and Washington personal injury attorneys in policy limit cases.
cases the injuries in a car or other accident are so bad and so the medical
treatment so expensive that most insurance companies know that they will
give the policy limit amount; the amount that the at fault party is
maximally insured for. Policy limits for car insurance in Oregon and
Washington is often in intervals of $25k, $100k, $300k, and $1 million
depending on the auto insurance provider and the state. In these cases an
Oregon accident attorneys or Washington injury lawyers, like our firm has,
can still help out by negotiating a reduction in medical bill costs with the
medical providers, such as hospitals. Personal injury lawyers can also
negotiate a waiver with medical insurance companies. If you or someone in
your family has been in a serious accident, contact us now for a free
evaluation of the case.