Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents. However, just because they are common does not mean that they are insignificant. Many people suffer serious types of back injury, neck injury and other damage in rear-end crashes.
At the law firm of Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP, in Bend, Oregon, we are here to help you pursue full compensation for your accident-related injuries and losses.
We know that no two cases are the same. We are diligent in determining the best approach to helping our clients get the compensation they need after a serious accident.Don't Settle Your Case Without Consulting an Attorney
Rear-end collisions can be deceptive. We have heard clients say, "I thought it was a simple rear-ender, and I only had minor symptoms, so I settled the case quickly for a few hundred dollars. Now I discovered that I actually have a bulged disk that requires a $10,000 surgery."
Don't be complacent after a rear-end accident. Even what seems like a minor fender bender can lead to serious injuries. In these cases, we advise you to obtain knowledgeable legal counsel from one of our skilled lawyers.Comparative Negligence in Rear-End Accidents
Oregon is a comparative negligence state, so each party's responsibility is analyzed. Even though it's rare that a rear-end accident victim is at fault, it is possible. If you slammed on the brakes on the freeway for no good reason, for instance, you might share part of the responsibility for the accident.
Insurance companies will often try to say you were partially at fault when you actually bear no responsibility for the accident. Our law firm has gone to trial because the insurance company said our client was 50 percent responsible when he wasn't. This is why it is important to obtain experienced legal counsel — don't just take the insurance company's word that you are partly responsible and therefore deserve less compensation. Remember, every penny the insurance company saves comes out of your pocket.Get a Free Consultation
As soon as possible after the rear-end accident, contact us for a free case evaluation. Call us at 541-323-2013, or email us today.