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Portland Hit and Run Accident Attorney

As Portland hit and run accident attorneys, we can help you in several ways, including frightening hit and run accidents. Our experience with this type of case allows us to comprehend all the complexities of your situation, and we understand your need for justice.

First, we can help you by hiring investigators to track down the driver and help you work with the D.A. to bring criminal charges.

If the hit and run driver is found, we can help you get compensation for injuries and damages through their insurance.

If the hit & run driver is not found, our hit and run accident attorneys can help you get compensation through your own uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage on your auto policy.

If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in a hit and run accident, file a police report, get the contact information for any witnesses, and call our office at (503) 222-4411 or send us your case information online for a FREE case evaluation. Start learning about your legal rights and options from our experienced attorneys today.

Oregon hit-and-run accident laws are complex, but you need to understand them to be able to protect your rights.

Why Choose A Portland Hit And Run Lawyer From DuBois Law Group?

  • Our Portland accident lawyers have helped hundreds of Portland residents navigate complex insurance and lawsuit processes. We will leverage our experience to identify your optimal path to recovery after your accident.
  • Our firm’s track record speaks for itself. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts. Our attorneys are dedicated to achieving maximum compensation in your claim.
  • Navigating a hit-and-run investigation can be a challenge after a recent injury. The lawyers at DuBois Law Group will handle all aspects of your case on your behalf, allowing you to focus on recovery.

What Are Some Common Injuries in Portland Hit and Run Cases?

Hit and run accidents can result in serious, sometimes life-threatening injuries that require prompt medical attention. In many cases, these injuries require extensive medical care, result in weeks of lost wages, and may lead to long-term complications. Some of the most common injuries in hit and run accidents include the following.

Oregon Hit and Run Injury Accident Laws

According to Oregon State Law (ORS 811.705), in the case of an auto accident where one or more parties is injured, the party that is responsible for causing the injuries is required to immediately stop and remain at the scene of the accident until released by a police officer.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, and the driver at fault for your injuries did not stop, you have the right to seek legal recourse for your injuries (ORS 811.700) and any damages to your vehicle. If you had other occupants in your vehicle, they also have the right to legal recourse for any injuries sustained in the Portland hit and run accident.

National government statistics show that approximately 11% of all car accidents are hit & run accidents. This equates to nearly 700,000 hit & run accidents per year in the United States. If you or a loved one has been a victim of one of these irresponsible, law-breaking drivers, you should know that most of the time, the driver is never caught.

What this means is that you are forced to recover your losses from your own insurance policy, but a Portland hit-and-run accident lawyer can help you through the process. Insurance companies are in the business of collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible for losses.

Insurance adjusters are promoted based on how little they pay out. They do not work for you! You will need a competent and knowledgeable Portland hit-and-run accident attorney to deal with the insurance companies so that you can begin to heal from your injuries – physical, emotional, and financial.

What Kind Of Compensation Is Available For Hit-And-Run Victims?

We understand the serious bodily injuries that are suffered by a hit and run accident victims, and we work hard to get our hit-and-run accident clients fair compensation.

Our legal team has the resources and the experience to assist you or your loved one with every aspect of your hit and run injury accident case. We want you to recover the maximum possible compensation package for your injuries, which may include damages for:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Loss of wages
  • Future loss of wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Disability
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Impairment
  • Rehabilitation

If you were a pedestrian and were involved in a hit-and-run accident, it is crucial that you reach out to one of our pedestrian accident attorneys in Portland. 

Past Oregon Hit and Run Accident Case Examples:

Hit and Run Case Example #1: Wealthy Driver Hit Bicyclist

R.S. was riding his bike home when he was struck by an SUV. The SUV’s driver, a prominent Oregon businessman, then drove away from the scene – leaving R.S. on the side of the road. R.S. was very seriously injured, and later required surgery, physical therapy, and treatment for PTSD. Luckily, as a lifelong athlete, his body was able to heal more fully than most people’s. This story, a local news phenomenon after it appeared on the front page of the Oregonian, brought attention to the problem of hit and runs in Portland. This case settled for $500,000 at mediation.

Hit and Run Case Example #2: Driver Hit Client’s Car and then HIM

Cody B.’s case was dramatic from the beginning. After a woman rear-ended him, she yelled at him and then drove away – but during her escape, she hit him in the knee with her bumper! Without any information, it took some searching to find the woman and verify her insurance. The police were also looking for her to press criminal charges for the hit and run.

The property damage was not extensive, but the vehicular assault caused two tears in the meniscus of Cody’s knee, which required surgery. Cody hired us to help him find and charge this driver for the damages he sustained. In the end, Cody was pleased with his settlement and the way we worked with him during his treatment. For complicated cases like this, it is important to have an advocate on your side. You can read C.B.’s rear-end accident testimonial on our testimonials page or watch his videoThis case settled for $100,000, the max possible under auto insurance.

What to Do After a Hit and Run Accident in Portland?

The moments after a hit-and-run accident can feel overwhelming. You may be injured, scared, and angry at the other driver for running away from the accident scene. However, it is important to remain calm and protect yourself after the collision.

  • First, pull over in a safe location. Do not attempt to chase after the at-fault driver—this can be very dangerous.
  • Next, write down as much information about the at-fault driver as you can remember. His or her physical description, the make, model, and color of the car, a partial license plate number, and the direction he or she was traveling could help police identify the driver.
  • Once you record this information, call 911 as soon as possible and provide the dispatcher with a description of the driver. Wait for the police to arrive and speak to the responding officer about the collision.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible and save all records related to your treatment and your injuries. You should always go to the doctor after a car accident, even if you feel uninjured. You may have injuries you are not aware of at the time, and your medical records will be foundational evidence in your insurance claim.
  • If you are able to walk around the accident site safely and without further injury, document evidence at the scene. Take photographs of your injuries, vehicle damage, and any debris in the area.

Once you seek treatment for your injuries, contact one of our Portland hit and run accident lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your case. Do not speak to any insurance representatives before consulting with a lawyer about your accident. Your Portland attorney will evaluate your case and identify your optimal path forward.

Contact A Portland Hit-And-Run Accident Lawyer From DuBois Law Group

Are you the victim of a hit-and-run accident in the city limits of Portland? If so, you need the right accident attorney on your side. The Portland injury lawyers at DuBois Law Group can help you identify your optimal path to recovery and secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your next steps.