Auto Accident Lawyer

After successfully litigating hundreds of cases, I know what to expect from insurance companies. I use the knowledge and experience gained to maximize my client's recovery. A severe personal injury claim affects more than just your pocketbook, every aspect of your life is touched. My firm strives for compassionate representation through every step of your personal injury case.
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Justin Johnson
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Personal Injury Attorney
Justin Johnson

Auto Accident Lawyer

Auto accidents are a constant occurrence on the highways and roads of the Portland metro area, killing numerous people and seriously injuring many more. Victims can instantly have every shred of normalcy removed from their lives. Being injured in an auto accident can turn your life upside down, but hiring an auto accident lawyer can help. We have experience in many types of auto accident-related cases. We practice other types of personal injury law as well.

What You Need To Know About Car Accident Claims

How to protect your personal injury claim:

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Beware of Giving a Statement

First, do not give a statement of any kind to the other driver’s insurance company. In almost every situation this can only hurt your case and it cannot help you.

Get Medical Treatment

Second, if you are experiencing any symptoms that suggest an injury of any type, go see a doctor as soon as possible so that your injuries can be treated and documented. The longer you wait to seek medical treatment for your injuries the longer it will likely take for you to recover. Insurance companies may use a gap in treatment against you.

Know Who is Paying

Third, do not worry about jeopardizing the other driver’s family or well-being. Except in incredibly rare situations, it is always the insurance companies who pay to compensate you. They have deep pockets, and they can afford it. Never feel bad or guilty about requesting fair compensation.

Don't Settle Prematurely

Lastly, do not settle your claim until you have, at the very least, talked with an experienced personal injury attorney. A consult with a personal injury attorney at Johnson Law is free, so why not take advantage of it?

Types of Auto Accidents

Car and Truck Accidents

Personal injury matters that involve relatively small personal vehicles such as cars and trucks are perhaps the most common type of personal injury matter. The injury types, laws, and insurance companies involved differ from other major types of personal injury claims.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Large semi-trucks or other commercial vehicles are not insured in the same way as personal vehicles. The potential settlements are often larger. The tenacity of the insurance companies often increases to match the potential payouts. It can help to have an auto accident lawyer who is experienced with truck accidents and other commercial vehicles.

Pedestrian Accidents

When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian the injuries involved are often catastrophic if not life-threatening. Determining liability is very important in a pedestrian accident matter. There are specific laws that detail the rights and responsibilities of pedestrians. You can learn more on our pedestrian accident page.

Motorcycle Accidents

In personal injury claims, motorcycle accidents have many important aspects that set them apart from other auto accident claims. The laws involved, insurance requirements, and injury types make these special cases. We have more information in our motorcycle accident section. The attorneys at Johnson Law are experienced with motorcycle personal injury matters. If you need to look into your options, we can discuss the unique aspects of a motorcycle accident claim during a free consultation.

Auto Accident Lawyer Compassionate Representation

Time is of the essence when you have been involved in an auto accident. This is because an investigation into the facts of the accident must be quickly initiated in order to prove liability. The other driver’s insurance company often contests liability in an attempt to pay less than they should. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who handles auto accident cases because there are a number of steps that must be taken immediately to preserve your claim for bodily injury.

The Portland auto accident lawyers at Johnson Law have the experience and compassion necessary to be successful advocates for victims of auto accidents. Regardless of the type of collision, from violent and disastrous to a more moderate impact, we are standing by to provide answers and assistance in any way we can. We are here to help.

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP)?

In Oregon, victims of auto accidents are entitled to benefits through their own auto insurance policies for up to two years after the date of the accident. However, steps must be taken in order to ensure that the benefits (such as compensation for wage loss) start flowing in a timely manner. Most importantly, victims of auto accidents frequently are in need of medical treatment, and the personal injury attorneys at Johnson Law can be of great assistance in ensuring that reasonable and necessary medical bills get paid for.

Your auto insurance company must pay for reasonable and necessary medical treatment for two years after the auto accident up to the limit of your PIP policy. The minimum PIP policy limit is $15,000 in Oregon. You may also be entitled to PIP benefits for replacement service, which means that your insurance company may have to pay someone to do a task that you were able to do prior to the auto accident but now cannot do for a period of time after the auto accident.

How Auto Accident Lawyers Fight For You

The experienced auto accident attorneys at Johnson Law treat every case as if it is going to trial. This is because if the necessary steps are taken to prepare a case for trial, the case’s settlement value usually increases. If the defending insurance company refuses to provide reasonable compensation to settle the case, then the personal injury attorneys at Johnson Law are poised to effectively litigate on your behalf. The auto accident lawyers at Johnson Law are not afraid to put in the hard work and effort that is necessary to successfully litigate a case and get the compensation you deserve.

Auto Accident Lawyer Case Examples

You can see actual settlement examples for car accidents on our results page. Listed below are some of the types of cases an auto accident lawyer can help you deal with:

  • Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)
    • Drunk driving, cannabis-impaired driving, or driving under the influence of other intoxicants.
  • Reckless driving
    • Excessive Speed, failure to follow traffic control devices, excessive lane changing, failure to adjust to road conditions, etc...
  • Uber/Lyft (ride-share services)
    • Uber and Lyft drivers operate with a combination of personal and commercial insurance coverage. This can make things complicated.
  • Passenger Injuries
    • Passengers in auto accidents have the same rights to recover damages as anyone else who is injured in a car crash.
  • Road hazards
  • Diminished Value
    • Diminished value claims compensate you for the fact that your vehicle will be worth less after being involved in an accident.
  • Total Loss
    • A “total loss” occurs when the cost of repairing a damaged vehicle plus the salvage value of the vehicle exceeds the market value of the vehicle.

Free Consultations

We will review your case for free.

No Win, No Fee

Pay us nothing unless we get you a better settlement.

No Up-Front Fees

We work on contingency.

We are proud of the results we obtain for clients

“They were awesome advocates for me. When the insurance company tried to stonewall and badger me I turned to them and..."

S.H. - Client

“He did an incredibly thorough job with litigation and stayed in touch during the process. He was able to win both my recovery..."

G.R. - Client

"Great aggressive attorney. Justin always had time to talk with me and answer my questions. He allowed me to focus on..."

Keri - Client



Example Results

Trucking Collision

Reed Johnson obtained this result for a client who had neck and shoulder surgery caused by the negligence of a trucking company.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Justin Johnson obtained this result when advocating for a client in a T-bone collision that resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

Car Crash

Johnson Law obtained this result for a rear-end collision that resulted in a neck injury requiring surgery.

Car vs. Moped

Justin Johnson obtained this result for a client in a non-contact car vs. moped incident resulting in a broken ankle.

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