Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP

Car Accidents FAQ

If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident, you may have questions about what to do next. You may be wondering what your options are now or whether you should consider filing a personal injury claim.

Below are some questions we hear frequently from our personal injury clients. At Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP, in Bend, Oregon, we provide energetic, creative guidance to individuals who were injured in car accidents. If you have more questions after reading this page, please contact us for a free consultation.

What Should You do After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, there are a few things you should do if you can:

  • Stay at the scene and call the police.
  • Make sure everyone is OK, but do not admit fault.
  • Take photos of any damage of your car.
  • Collect contact information from the other driver and any witnesses.
  • Seek medical attention.

Of course, the final thing you should do is talk to a lawyer. An attorney can help protect you from predatory insurance companies while helping you navigate the process of filing a personal injury claim if it makes sense in your situation.

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The Insurance Company is Calling. What Should You say?

Your insurance company and the insurance company of the other driver do not always have your best interests at heart. It is unfortunate, but it is best to avoid saying anything to your insurance company or another company until you have talked to an attorney.

Your insurance company may ask you to sign or agree to something that will not result in a fair outcome for you. We can deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.

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What Kind of Damages are Available?

In Oregon, there are multiple types of damages available for victims of car accidents. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you may be able to seek compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, property damage and possibly any pain and suffering you endured.

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Do You Have a Case?

It is difficult for us to say with any level of certainty if you have a case without talking to you first. If you were injured in a crash and it is significantly impacting your life, it is wise to talk to a lawyer.

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Have More Questions? Schedule a Free Consultation

We offer free consultations for personal injury matters. To schedule yours, please call us at 541-323-2013, or send us an email.

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Client Reviews
I trust Mario explicitly as he has proven himself to be extremely professional, ethical, competent and will fight for the best possible outcome. He was able to negotiate a settlement that will allow me to get back on track and for that I will always be grateful. - Jan G.
Todd handle my case flawlessly. After reviewing the facts of my case, he was able to identify where mistakes had been made and the options availble to me. Once a decision was made on how to proceed, he walked me through the process making it as painless as possible. - John