Aggressively Pursuing Personal Injury Claims After Auto Accidents in the Portland/Vancouver Metro Region
Despite the traffic laws in place and stricter enforcement of traffic laws, there are more than 6 million cars crashes reported in the United States every year. These crashes resulted in more than 3 million injuries every year and an average of 90 deaths every day. About 2 million people suffer permanent injuries in car crashes every year.
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you. When you pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver, you can recover compensation for your damages, which can be helpful during a challenging time in your life.
When you can prove the crash was caused by another person’s negligence, you are much more likely to have a successful auto accident claim. There are some common causes for crashes, and all these are negligent acts. About 40 percent of fatal crashes involve alcohol while another 30 percent involve speeding. Thirty-three percent of crashes that result in death are caused by reckless driving.
Damages Suffered in Vancouver Car Crashes
There are many damages that can result from a car accident. When you file a personal injury claim, you will claim all your damages and come up with a fair value for your losses. Some damages are of an economic nature while others are non-economic, making it is more challenging to come up with a dollar value for your claim.
If you suffered injuries in a Portland/Vancouver Metro area car crash, or if your loved one died because of a car accident caused by someone’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the other party.
Here are some common damages claimed in such accidents:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damages
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
The Harlan Law Firm helps accident victims and their families after car crashes in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area. There is a strict statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury claim following a car crash. If you wait too long, you could lose your opportunity to recover monetary damages. Get a free case review today so you can determine how to proceed with an accident injury claim after a motor vehicle accident.