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Portland Car Accident Lawyers


Schauermann Thayer attorneysDid you get into a car accident on the I-5 or I-405? Perhaps someone rear-ended you while you were leaving Pioneer Place or Lloyd Center?

No matter how or where your Portland car accident occurred, you have a right to seek compensation from the “at-fault” driver.

However, insurance companies can make collecting compensation difficult. They want to pay you as little as possible. Their agents and adjusters might try to pressure you into signing a quick settlement. They may even claim an offer is their last and best offer.

If you’re unsure, don’t sign anything without first speaking to our Portland car accident lawyers. We can fight insurance companies and help you obtain a fair result. You can contact us today by filling out a contact form, or calling now (360) 695-4244 to schedule a free consultation.

Why Choose Our Portland Car Accident Lawyers?

At Schauermann Thayer, we work for our clients, not insurance companies. We have over 4,000 personal injury cases under our belt. Our car accident lawyers go to work when you contact us immediately after an accident. Contact us at 360-695-4244 or submit a contact form for free consultation.

We know that the best way to secure maximum compensation for our clients is to build a solid case from the start. We do this in many ways. We can send investigators to the accident scene to begin collecting valuable evidence. In some cases, we may even use accident reconstruction experts. Our team then documents everything, including witness statements and law enforcement evidence, to build the best case for you.

When you choose our law firm, you can rest easy knowing you have a team of dedicated lawyers on your case with nearly 40 years of experience. Call us or come by to learn more about your legal options after a car crash in Portland.

Types of Portland Car Accident Cases We Handle

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. InHow To Calculate The Speed Of A Car After An Accident 2020, an estimated 6,427,000 car accidents occurred across the country. This figure represents a slight decrease from the 2019 estimate of 6,456,000 car accidents.

Despite this decrease, car accidents remain a significant public safety issue. In 2020, an estimated 38,824 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents, the largest number of fatalities since 2007.

At Schauermann Thayer, we have helped Portland drivers and passengers who suffered an injury in a wide range of car crashes, including:

  • Rear-end collisions: Rear-end crashes are the most common type of car accident, accounting for 29% of all accidents in the U.S. They most often occur at traffic lights and stop signs and in parking lots.
  • Side-impact collisions: “T-bone” accidents occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the side of another. These accidents often result in severe injuries as there is little side protection from the crash forces.
  • Single-vehicle accidents: Single-vehicle accidents constitute a significant percentage of all car accidents, particularly in rural areas. Driver error, bad weather, poor roads, animal hazards, and mechanical problems can all cause single-vehicle crashes.
  • Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous car accidents, since they often result in serious injuries or even death.
  • Rollover accidents: Poor road construction and design, bad weather, and driver error can all cause serious and deadly rollover accidents. Rollovers are more likely to happen with taller vehicles, such as SUVs and vans.

We also have extensive experience helping Portland car accident victims who suffered an injury in:

  • Drunk driving accidents;
  • Distracted driving crashes;
  • UM/UIM car accidents;
  • Hit-and-run accidents; and/or
  • Rideshare accidents.

Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries like brain injuries and whiplash. In some cases, car accident injuries can even be fatal.

Some of the most common car accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Fractures;
  • Disfigurement and amputation;
  • Burns;
  • Road rash;
  • Internal organ damage;
  • Whiplash;
  • Back and neck injuries; and/or
  • Soft tissue injuries.

At Schauermann Thayer, our Portland car accident lawyers recognize that no two injuries are ever quite the same. How your injuries affect your life and future can affect the value of your claim. That’s why we work with medical teams to fully understand the extent of your injuries. We use this knowledge to obtain fair compensation for our clients.

Contact Our Portland Car Accident Lawyers Today

If you or someone you love got hurt in a car accident in Portland, we want to be the first and only call you need to make. The car accident lawyers at Schauermann Thayer have nearly 40 years of success helping injured car accident victims like you. Let our knowledge and experience lead the way in your case. You can contact us today by filling out a contact form, or calling now (360) 695-4244 to schedule a free consultation.