Experienced Portland Speeding Accident Lawyer
Blindsided by a Speeding Driver?
Everyone knows speeding can cause accidents, but not everyone has spent a decade working inside an insurance company learning how they handle auto accident injury claims. Sarah Nelson has. If you or a loved one was hit by a speeder, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can be an invaluable ally. Portland speeding accident attorney Sarah Nelson has helped people across Oregon injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents.
With more than 10 years of legal experience, Sarah has a complete perspective on injury claims. Prior to starting up her own firm, she was in-house trial counsel for a large insurance company. As a result, she understands the various strategies insurance companies employ to minimize claims. More importantly, she knows how to overcome these tactics to get full compensation for her clients.
Why Speed Matters
Maintaining a safe speed is a critical responsibility for every driver. It’s at the heart of Oregon’s Basic Rule. Every conversation about driver safety begins with speed. When drivers exceed the speed limit, their reaction time is reduced, increasing the potential for severe accidents. In addition, the faster a vehicle is traveling, the more likely that catastrophic injury or death will result in the event of a collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), from 2007 to 2011, 594 people in Oregon died in motor vehicle accidents caused by excessive speed.
When a speeding driver collides with another vehicle, a bicyclist or a pedestrian, the resulting injuries are likely to be very severe. Injuries to the spine, the brain or other injuries can impact every aspect of a person’s life. We recognize that your eventual settlement or jury award must be sufficient to cover your costs now and in the future. We will thoroughly prepare your case for trial, working with experts as necessary to prove the liability of the other driver and the extent of your injuries. Our meticulous, strategic approach often leads to favorable settlements without trial.