Salem Car Accident Lawyers
Of all of the factors that can make a car accident more complicated, one of the most challenging is when the accident was caused by a government vehicle of some type. Accidents caused by police cars, fire trucks, ambulances and other vehicles cannot be handled like ordinary car accidents. There are unique and specific rules that need to be followed.
At Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C., our lawyers have decades of experience handling car accidents and other personal injury cases. We know the rules involved in government vehicle cases. We know the challenges. More importantly, we know how to overcome those challenges as we strive for fair compensation for the victim.
Fast Action Is Necessary
The most important detail to understand is that there are time limits in cases involving accidents caused by police, fire, emergency and other government vehicles. Unlike other accidents in which there is a longer timeframe, there is a six-month statute of limitations in these cases. In other words, victims must enlist an attorney as soon as possible, and that attorney must understand the steps that need to be taken to move the case forward.
At our Portland law firm, we will move quickly, filing the tort claim notice as soon as possible to protect the victim's right to pursue compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs associated with the government vehicle accidents.
Taking On Strong Opponents
Going up against an insurance company is one thing. Going up against a city, county or a state government is something completely different. Not only do they have significant resources, there are laws designed to protect them from lawsuits like these. While these cases are challenging, we have the knowledge to handle them. We are tough, aggressive and willing to go to trial in order to help the accident victim.
Contact Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen for a Free and Confidential Initial Consultation
Government vehicle accident cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no fees until our client receives a settlement or jury award.
If you are looking for an experienced Oregon government vehicle accident lawyer, call toll-free to 1-888-311-2016, or send us an e-mail.