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Did a car accident in Portland, Oregon, leave you severely injured? If someone else caused the crash, their insurer might owe you compensation for what you have suffered — including your medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, and pain and suffering. However, you do not have an agreement with the opposing insurance company; the other driver does. This can make it challenging to obtain a just financial result. Why? Because the opposing insurer has a built-in profit motive to deny or minimize claims, offer low-ball settlements, and debate liability whenever possible.

Do not face off against low-balling insurers alone. Instead, turn to Rizk Law for experienced, dedicated advocacy. Firm founder Richard Rizk has extensive insight into how insurance companies defend against injury claims. That is because he worked previously as an injury claims defense attorney for some of the country’s largest insurers. He knows what it takes to get insurers to pay fair compensation to accident victims, and his insider knowledge enables our law firm to stay ahead of insurers’ tactics and fight for our clients’ rights.

Let us help you demand every cent the insurance company owes you. Contact Rizk Law for a free initial case review with a Portland car accident lawyer. We will discuss your legal options for pursuing financial recovery from an at-fault driver and their insurance company.

Benefits of Hiring a Portland Attorney for Your Car Accident Claim

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In the wake of a life-altering car accident, you deserve to focus your time and energy on your medical treatment and rehabilitation. At the same time, you may also have the right to recover financial compensation from the other driver and their insurance company. Balancing your time between your physical recovery and pursuing your legal claims could prove challenging. But it does not have to.

When you hire a Portland car accident attorney from Rizk Law, you benefit from an experienced advocate who can take the stress of the claims process off your shoulders by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the accident scene and interviewing witnesses to understand the crash
  • Reviewing the evidence and working with accident reconstruction experts as necessary to identify liable parties and craft a compelling case
  • Documenting your injuries and calculating your ongoing and future anticipated financial and personal losses
  • Evaluating your legal options for obtaining a financial recovery, including identifying applicable insurance coverage
  • Aggressively pursuing maximum financial recovery for you, whether through a negotiated settlement with the insurance company or by filing a lawsuit if the insurer will not make a fair offer

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you have suffered a car accident injury, it is important to take prompt action to protect your legal options and put you in a better position to seek financial recovery. Here are some essential things you should do after a car wreck:

  • Report the crash to law enforcement and request a copy of the police accident report.
  • Notify your car insurance company as soon as possible and review your policy for any applicable coverage for your injuries. Do not tell the insurer anything to suggest you were at fault for the accident.
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment plan and recovery instructions.
  • Obtain copies of medical records of your injury treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Keep any bills, invoices, or receipts of expenses you incur to treat your injuries.
  • Gather pay stubs or income statements if you miss time from work or experience a reduction in your earnings while recovering from your injuries.
  • Avoid discussing the accident on social media or posting photos or videos of yourself while undergoing treatment for your injuries.

Finally, contact a car accident attorney in Portland from Rizk Law as soon as possible to start pursuing your insurance and legal claims.

How We Investigate Portland Car Accident Cases

At Rizk Law, we know that a successful car accident claim will require compelling evidence of fault. As soon as you contact us, our legal team can quickly begin investigating the accident to recover documents, testimony, and evidence we can use to establish your right to compensation from the other driver or drivers.

Our firm will build your car accident case using evidence such as:

  • Police crash reports
  • Accident scene photos and videos of vehicle damage, skid marks on the road, traffic controls, and other details of the crash scene
  • Surveillance/traffic camera or dashcam footage
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Driver cell phone records
  • Arrest/citation records
  • Car computer logs
  • Car repair/maintenance records

We often work with skilled accident reconstruction experts who help us review the evidence to recreate the crash’s events using scientific principles and identify the party or parties responsible. These reconstructions are particularly compelling evidence in settlement negotiations and in court.