On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013.
Car accident victim may wish to consider legal options available following an accident to protect from the sometimes on-going impacts of a car accident. In a neighboring community south of Portland, a recent car crash left one man in serious condition and another man with injuries. A 61-year old man was transported by life flight to Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. The victim was the passenger in a vehicle that was struck from the side. The driver of the vehicle was also injured in the crash. Police are currently investigating the accident and reported that no citations had been issued at the time but are pending. Car accident victims may find that a car accident changes the life of a victim in an instant. Victims may face physical challenges as a result of the injuries suffered, as well as financial challenges related to the possible inability to work following the accident and unexpected medical expenses and costs. Because of this, car accident victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, future medical care and costs, lost wages, lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering damages. Car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries to victims and may leave victims with damages that make it difficult to focus on a complete recovery. Car accident victims may wish to pursue the liability of a negligent driver who was responsible for the accident that left the victim injured. Negligent drivers come in a variety of forms including, but not limited, distracted drivers and drunk drivers. In addition, a citation or charges related to the accident will usually serve as evidence that the driver was negligent in causing the accident and injuring the victim. Victims of car accidents may be able to seek, and receive, a variety of damages related to the specific types of harm suffered in a car accident. A personal injury attorney can help a victim better understand the victim’s damages and the process of bringing a claim for the same to help ensure the most complete recovery possible. Source: Albany Democrat Herald, “Man in serious condition after crash at Geary, Ninth,” Dec. 12, 2013