Portland, OR – Auto Wreck with Injuries Reported on SE McLoughlin Blvd near SE Umatilla StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (September 18, 2022) – First responders provided assistance to the Portland Police Bureau at the scene of a vehicle collision that occurred on Saturday morning that resulted in injuries. Just after 10:45 a.m., on September 17, emergency crews were notified that a crash took place on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard.
Police reports indicate that a collision between vehicles occurred on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard in the area near Southeast Umatilla Street. The incident blocks multiple lanes of travel.
At least one person involved in the crash suffered injuries and had to be transported to a local hospital.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Oregon
The three most common causes of car accidents in Oregon are distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding. Distracted driving can be caused by things like using a phone while driving, eating or drinking, or talking to passengers. Drunk driving is also a big issue in Oregon, accounting for nearly a third of all accidents that take place annually.
If you have been in a car accident in Oregon, there is a good chance you will be seeking legal assistance. This is especially true if you were injured as a result of the crash or if the other party was at fault. In order to protect your rights and maximize your chances of recovering compensation for your damages, it is important to know about the various legal options available to you.
One crucial step in seeking legal assistance is understanding your rights and what steps you can take. Depending on the circumstances of your car accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case for several types of damages, including:
- Property damages: If your car was damaged as a result of the crash, you may be able to seek compensation for expenses, such as repairs or the replacement of your vehicle.
- Other economic damages: If another person caused your accident, you can pursue legal action to recover lost wages, medical expenses, and other financial burdens that you face from your crash.
- Non-economic damages: In addition to the other damages, you can seek financial compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and other non-economic damages that you face.
A Portland car accident lawyer can help you seek the maximum amount of financial compensation to cover your damages.
Our lawyers at Kivel & Howard are here to help you get justice following your crash. Our team will aggressively pursue legal action against the person who is at fault for your accident. We will help you seek the maximum amount of financial compensation to alleviate your damages. We will help you get the money you need, so you are better positioned to move forward from your crash.
Schedule a free consultation at our Oregon law firm today by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to get started.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.