Portland Car Accident Attorney
About every 10 or so seconds, a car accident occurs on a U.S., roadway, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Although car accidents take place far more frequently than truck accidents, when truck accidents do occur, they are far more likely to be fatal, as the NHTSA has found that about 1 in every 8 truck accidents results in at least one fatal injury.
While these harrowing car and truck accident statistics highlight the fact that motor vehicle accidents are both common and deadly, what can be just as shocking is the fact that more than 90 percent of all motor vehicle accidents are caused at least in part by some type of human error (according to the NHTSA). This means that, in most cases, car and truck accidents – and the injuries that result from them – could have been prevented if not for the negligent or reckless behavior of some other person.
At the Savage Law Firm, our Portland car and truck accident lawyers know how devastating these accidents can be for motorists and their passengers. Since 1977, we have been advocates for accident survivors’ rights in order to help them:
- Hold negligent parties responsible for causing serious car and truck accidents
- Stand up to insurance companies that may be trying to undercut the settlements they are entitled to
- Fight for the best possible resolutions to their cases.
Our Commitment to Holding Negligent Parties Responsible
When it comes to helping our clients obtain the highest possible settlements for their car and truck accident injuries, our Portland lawyers are skilled at determining when negligence has played a role in causing these accidents and, if so, who is to blame for such negligence. The following are some of the most common types of negligence responsible for causing car and truck accidents:
- Driver negligence – This can specifically include drunk driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving behaviors. Additionally, other drivers can be found to be negligent when, in the course of causing a motor vehicle accident, they have violated traffic laws, regardless of whether this was intentional or not.
- Vehicle manufacturer negligence – In some car and truck accidents, defective equipment may be a factor in causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles and, as a result, get into serious traffic accidents.When defective vehicle equipment (like, for instance, tires susceptible to tread separation or faulty brakes) is to blame for traffic accidents, vehicle manufacturers can be held accountable for compensating car and truck accident victims.
- Other negligence – In addition to other motorists and vehicle equipment manufacturers, other parties that may contribute to serious traffic accidents can include construction companies, cities or others who may be responsible for keeping the roads safe to drive on.If, for example, roadways have been poorly designed, are not properly maintained or are cluttered with construction equipment from a nearby site, then any of the above-mentioned parties can be liable for compensating car and truck accident survivors.
Portland Car and Truck Accident Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
For more than 30 years, the Portland car and truck accident attorneys at the Savage Law Firm have been devoted to providing each of our clients with personal attention, respect and the highest quality legal services. In fact, our commitment to meeting the highest professional standards of legal representation motivates us to:
- Consistently build our clients the strongest possible cases.
- Be accessible to our clients at every stage of their case.
- Do whatever it takes to help them obtain the best possible outcomes to their cases.
Contact Our Portland Car and Truck Accident Lawyers Today
Helping you recover from the financial setbacks caused by personal injuries is one of our primary goals. If you have survived a car or truck accident or have lost a loved one in such an accident, our Portland car and truck accident attorneys encourage you to learn more about your rights and case by setting up a free initial consult. We represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.
To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200. You can also email us using the form on this page.