Car accidents alter a person’s life — a person’s well-being — in the blink of an eye. As Portland’s population continues to grow, and as the number of commuters grows with it, the image of an upturned SUV on the side of the highway has become far too common. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car wreck due to another driver’s negligence, the pain, frustration, and confusion can be a heavy burden to bear. Take solace in the fact that here at Injury Lawyer PDX, LLC, I will work with you to provide a steady hand at the wheel in this turbulent time. I’ve been helping individuals and families for nearly three decades in the entire state of Oregon navigate auto accident claims.
What Does Negligence on the Road Look Like?
If you're wondering whether or not you have a strong case on your hands, you should be aware that the answer may hinge on the presence of the other driver’s negligence. “Negligence” is simply another word for careless behavior. Here are some examples of negligence on the road:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while using a cell phone or otherwise preoccupied
- Distracted driving
- Driving carelessly or recklessly in general
Additionally, damaged vehicles and over-crowded cars can also be signs of negligence on the road.