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Determining Fault In An Accident

Whether you’ve been injured due to a slip and fall accident or motor vehicle crash or have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one, determining fault in a personal injury claim can sometimes be complex. Our experienced personal injury attorneys help you understand your rights and recover maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Fault Determination In Car Accidents

There are various methods that can be used to help determine who was at fault in a motor vehicle collision. One of the most vital elements of proving fault is evidence gathered from the scene of an accident. If you’re involved in a crash, it is vital to take photographs, jot down details and gather witness statements and contact information. Photos should include images of damage to all vehicles, the roadway, any skid marks or street signs and your injuries.  It’s also important to call police, even if the collision seems minor. Police reports and evidence collected by law enforcement can be crucial elements of determining fault and seeking compensation in a personal injury case.

The type of damage and its location on vehicles can often tell the story of who is at fault in a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident. Our legal team may also employ the services of accident reconstruction experts who are adept at connecting the dots and reaching a valid conclusion based on the evidence.

Determining Fault In Slip And Fall Cases

Wet floors, icy walkways and other dangerous conditions can cause serious injuries and death. Property owners owe a legal duty of care to keep their premises safe for all who enter. Again, collecting evidence like photos and witness statements at the scene is crucial to determining fault and building a case for compensation in a personal injury case.

Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today

Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience in proving fault in personal injury cases and will give you an honest assessment of whether or not your case is worth pursuing. If the facts surrounding your case show that someone else is responsible for your injuries and losses, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, call us at 503-990-6641 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. Our personal injury attorneys serve clients in and around Portland and Salem and all over the state of Oregon.