Good News About Your Rear-End Collision
When it comes to a rear-end collision, it is widely accepted that responsibility lies with the driver who runs into the car in front of them. In fact, after decades of reinforcement, many Portland drivers have come to view this as an immutable truth. Why is that?
Unreasonable Risk of Harm
In accordance with Oregon’s negligence laws, it is illegal for residents to create an unreasonable risk of harm to others. When assigning blame to drivers involved in rear-end collisions, state law requires that questions of lookout, speed and control be addressed. In other words: was the driver aware of road conditions and their surroundings, including watching out for other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists? Were they driving within the speed limit? Did they maintain control of their vehicle? If the answer is no to any one of these three questions — regardless of the details of the case — the driver will likely be held liable for the rear-end collision.
Protecting Your Future
If you or someone you love was recently involved in a rear-end collision, you’ll want to consult an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney as soon as possible. Personal injury attorney Sarah Nelson has represented countless cases involving rear-end collisions and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Working for You
As anyone who’s ever been involved in a car accident will tell you, repairing or replacing your vehicle is often emotionally trying and financially unsettling, as is paying for medical expenses and addressing the various forms of pain and suffering. Sarah understands the ins and outs of dealing with insurance companies and will go to bat on your behalf. Call Sarah Nelson, P.C. now at (503) 417-4227 to schedule your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.