Nearly 34,000 people died in the United States last year as a result of a motor vehicle crash.
Thousands of injuries and fatalities occur on Oregon, Washington and California roads and highways each year. Innocent people die or are seriously injured at the hands of negligent drivers who speed, ignore signs, are distracted by cell phones, or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Insurance companies for the at-fault driver usually ask car accident victims to sign a monetary settlement – and sign it quickly. A quick settlement, or one that you are asked to sign before your injuries are fully understood, benefits the insurance company at your expense.
It is your legal right to have an attorney review the documents presented to you by an insurance company before you sign.
Oregon, Washington and California all have time limits to recover your damages from an automobile accident. Once this time has elapsed, it may be impossible to recover any of your medical bills or other expenses. Furthermore, evidence and memories lapse over time. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better the chance that a lawyer can help you.
It can be very difficult to discuss making a claim if someone you love has died in an accident. All of the attorneys and staff at D’Amore Law Group will treat you with the respect and care that you deserve. Tom D’Amore and his team of injury attorneys are experienced in bringing wrongful death claims and lawsuits across the Pacific Northwest.
An experienced and well-respected attorney, Tom D’Amore was the 2010-2011 President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). He has served as AAJ’s Chair of the Motor Vehicle Collision Section, and as Chair of AAJ’s Audit Committee. Tom is licensed to practice in Oregon, Washington and California.
D’Amore Law Group has D’Amore Law Group has offices in Bend, Oregon, in Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon and in Vancouver, Washington.