Lake Oswego Auto Accident Injury Attorneys
Living in a small town like Lake Oswego makes for a slower pace of life than that of our neighboring City. Getting around town is a little less congested and the speed limits are respectful of the residents and pedestrians.
However, just because it is not a bustling and busy City, doesn’t mean that automobile accidents do not happen here. In fact, according to the latest data from the Oregon Department of Transportation, nearly 500 motor vehicle accidents happened in Lake Oswego last year alone.
More than half of those accidents resulted in serious injuries to the passenger, pedestrian, or driver involved. While everyone likes to think that they will get safely from point A to point B without incident, this is obviously not the case.
Automobile accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with the driver of the vehicle. Things like the road conditions and the condition of the vehicle are both contributing factors.
However, the number one cause reported for automobile accidents in Lake Oswego is “driver distraction”. Basically, this means that the driver of the vehicle was distracted by something that took his focus away from driving. While it doesn’t seem like anything could draw your attention away from driving, some of these might sound familiar:
- Sending or receiving a text message
- Checking emails or push notifications on a smartphone
- Talking on a cellphone
- Drinking or eating
- Reading direction
- Talking with passengers and turning head away from the road
If you have been in an auto accident due to someone else’s careless driving, it is likely that you have a mounting pile of medical bills, and could be experiencing significant pain and loss of wages.
While the cause of most accidents is due to driver distraction – the results of each accident can vary. In some cases, the injured party sustains life-altering injuries that require long-term care and medical treatment.
If this is a situation that you are currently facing, you are likely feeling overwhelmed and scared about your financial future in addition to the pain and recovery that you are facing. Regardless of your injuries or the circumstances of your accident, it is important that you contact a highly-skilled and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
You could be entitled to a personal injury settlement that will help to protect you and your family from financial ruin as a result of the expenses associated with your accident. The team at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve has been fighting for injured Oregonians for more than four decades and we have what it takes to win.
In fact, we have been successful at securing judgements for 95% of our personal injury clients. That means that 95% of the people who have come to us over the years have received the support and monetary gain necessary to rebuild their lives.
Contact our Lake Oswego area office today so that we can schedule your in-person consultation free of charge. We will use this time to get to know you and the specific circumstances of your accident so that we can begin to fight on your behalf and with your best interests in mind.
You will not owe us a penny for our services unless we secure a settlement on your behalf – that is how confident we are that we can fight for you and win!