Car Accidents

National statistics show that car accidents are the leading cause of death or serious personal injury for Americans between the ages of 6 and 33. Every person and his or her family are affected by an auto accident in some way — sometimes for only a few days or weeks, and sometimes for a lifetime.

Call for a Free Consultation

Multnomah County personal injury lawyer Sarah Nelson offers free initial consultations to car accident injury victims and their families. To schedule yours, call us locally at 503-928-8053 .

At the Portland law office of Sarah Nelson, P.C., we represent people injured in car accidents in the Portland area and throughout Oregon — from wine country in Yamhill County and McMinnville to the Astoria and Seaside on the Oregon Coast. Sarah handles many different kinds of car accident cases, from those causing only minor injuries to those causing catastrophic neck, back and spine injuries or serious brain injuries. We also represent the surviving family members of people killed in fatal accidents.

We are experienced at handling all aspects of these serious injury cases. Often, our work involves finding and interviewing witnesses to the accident and hiring experts such as accident reconstructionists, investigators, vocational rehabilitationists and life-care planners. These experts review the facts of the case and give their opinions, preparing to testify in court about how a driver's negligence led to personal injury.

When we take a case, we often have an expert visit the scene of the accident to record skid marks and debris or review the damage to the motor vehicles involved. This critical evidence can be used to prove to judges and juries just who ran a red light, made an illegal turn, or caused a T-bone accident or a rollover.

An Insider's Perspective on Insurance Companies

Before becoming a plaintiff's auto accident injury attorney, Sarah Nelson was an in-house lawyer for one of Oregon's largest insurance companies. In that position, she learned the strategies that big insurance companies use to minimize the amounts they pay accident victims after auto accidents. She was good at the job. In fact, she was awarded West Coast Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2007 for the number of successful trials she handled.

But Sarah Nelson does not work for insurance companies anymore — she works only for accident victims and their families, helping them bring lawsuits against negligent drivers, property owners and other negligent actors to collect from their insurance companies. As a plaintiff's lawyer, she uses her knowledge of the insurance business to make companies pay for the harm caused by the drivers they insure.

Contact a Multnomah County Personal Injury Attorney

Contact Sarah Nelson, P.C., to schedule a confidential legal consultation about your Oregon car accident injuries at no cost or obligation. You may call us at 503-928-8053 . You may also contact us online to start talking with a Portland car accident attorney.