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If you or someone you love has recently been involved in a serious traffic accident in Oregon,  you may be wondering how you're going to recover from such a traumatic event all on your own. You may be feeling stressed due to extensive insurance claims and crushing medical costs. You may be suffering from a severe or potentially life-threatening injury that is keeping you from working and thus, keeping you from making money to pay your bills on time. Also, you could be suffering emotionally due to being involuntarily placed in a traumatic situation. Perhaps you lost a loved one in your recent accident and are depressed beyond being able to deal with anything, let alone the blindsiding stress that comes with a traffic accident aftermath. You may be seeking the assistance of a qualified accident attorney to help see you through this. Last but not least, your recent motor vehicle accident or traffic-related accident could have been caused by another person's negligence, intoxication, or another form of criminal activity. A knowledgeable, professional accident attorney would be able to possibly get you the compensation you deserve after being victimized in such an ordeal.

If Your Recent Accident Has Left You Unable To Work

Being injured to the point of not being able to immediately return to work can prove to be very frustrating and stressful for a number of different reasons. First, you may have bills piling up pertaining to your recent accident, and you may not be able to pay them. You might need to consult with a professional personal injury lawyer if this sounds familiar to you in order to possibly collect compensation for your lost wages depending on the circumstances of your recent Oregon traffic accident. The following resources may be of some assistance to you during your accident aftermath.

  • Social Security Disability: Social Security Disability benefits are available to the residents of Oregon who have been injured to the point of disability and that disability is not expected to heal in the next year or eventually be fatal. Follow the link to find out more.
  • Supplemental Security Income: Supplemental Security Income is a federal income supplemental program funded by general tax revenues (not social security.) It is there to help the disabled, those over 65, and blind individuals with little to no personal income and provides cash to meet primary needs such as food, clothes, and shelter. If your recent accident has put you in an unfavorable position and you need help making ends meet, click this link to see if you qualify.
  • State Bar of Oregon: This website will allow you to search for a lawyer who may be able to assist you in filing a personal injury claim, wrongful death lawsuit, or another form of a lawsuit against the at-fault party in your accident in order for you to receive the compensation you may be entitled to depending on the circumstances of your accident.

If You Require Assistance Obtaining an Official Copy of Your Police Incident Report

Retrieving a copy of the official police report related to your accident is important, especially if your case requires legal intervention. A lawyer can use the police report related to your accident to gain vital information surrounding the circumstances of the crash and reveal pertinent evidence that may stand in your favor in court when proving your case for a lawsuit. In order to obtain an official copy of the police incident report pertaining to your case, you may visit the Oregon Public Records Request Center on the Portland Oregon government website to request a copy. First, though, in order to request a copy, you must make an account on the Portland, Oregon government website using this link. You may also go to the official government website for Oregon at www.oregon.gov and type 'police report' in the search bar to find yours.

Let Local Accident Reports help you obtain a copy of your official police incident report in Oregon.  We can get you a free copy of your police accident report from our local attorney in your area.

If You Are Seeking Emotional/Psychological Support Following Your Recent Traffic Accident in Oregon

Oftentimes, emotional trauma requires a more complex approach when healing is the ultimate goal. Being injured physically is stressful in that it may put a damper on your everyday lifestyle and force you to change some things. It may put more than a damper on your life, but it is obvious to those around you that you are physically hurt and compensating for it. Being injured emotionally is stressful in that it is not so obvious to others why you may be acting differently, and explaining it may seem to just add more frustration. Psychological help at a time like this is a very wise, healthy choice to make if you wish to de-stress and de-clutter your mind. Use the following links if you feel that emotional support would be beneficial for you in your current situation.

  • Oregon Psychological Association: The OPA works to alleviate stress, fear, and anxiety in the lives of their patients across Oregon. They wish to improve the mental health conditions of anyone seeking treatment after being subjected to a traumatic event or lifestyle.
  • Oregon Therapists: Over 80% of individuals who utilize talk therapy after being involved in a traumatic event say that it helped alleviate stress in some way. Talking to a professional about your mindstate following your recent accident could assist you in moving forward toward your recovery.
  • Resources to Recover Oregon: This site will provide you with a wide array of mental health resources that can be used to help you get your life and mind back to where it should be after your recent accident.
  • Oregon 211: Dial 211 on your phone to reach an operator who can direct you to a mental health organization or professional who can assist you on your recovery path. 211 Info connects people to health and social services and serves all 36 Oregon counties.

If You Require Financial Burdening Assistance

If you are having trouble covering all of the costs associated with your accident aftermath, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses by utilizing the following resource depending on the circumstances surrounding your crash:

  • Crime Victims Compensation Fund: In the state of Oregon, the victims of crimes are compensated for their losses. If you know that your recent accident was caused by the criminal activity of another person, you may be able to collect significant compensation for your losses incurred as a result of your recent traffic accident. Contact a trusted accident attorney today if you know that your accident was caused by a crime like negligence, intoxication, or a hit-and-run.

Oregon Car Insurance Minimums

In the state of Oregon, licensed, active drivers are required to carry insurance to be utilized in the unfortunate event of an accident. The minimum policy requirements follow:

  • Bodily injury: $25K per person, $50K per accident
  • Property damage: $20K per accident
  • Personal Injury Protection: $15K per person

If you or a loved one have recently been injured in an accident in Oregon, visit the Local Accident Reports website for information related to your accident today.

If Your Recent Traffic Accident in Oregon Was Caused By Drunk Driving

Intoxicated driving accidents often leave people injured or worse. They usually are the result of horrible judgment and end up devastating everyone involved. In Oregon, there are legal blood alcohol concentration limits that if surpassed, result in legal intervention and most likely arrest. The legal BAC for those over 21 in Oregon is 0.08, and 0.04 for drivers of commercial vehicles. There is no existing legal limit for any amount of drugs in a person's bloodstream while driving. If it is suspected that a person has used a mind or mood-altering substance before getting behind the wheel of a car, a blood test will be administered by a medical professional in order to prove whether or not they are intoxicated. If the blood test is refused, immediate legal penalties are applied.

If you or someone you love has recently been victimized by drunk or intoxicated driver, you may be able to use the following resource for assistance during the aftermath of your accident.

  • MADD Oregon: Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been around since 1980 and was put in place by the mothers of the victims of drunk driving incidents. MADD wishes to assist the victims of these violent crimes in any way possible so that they can get their lives back to normal after being involved in a traumatic accident.

Oregon Traffic Statistics

The following information was compiled to help you better understand accident rates and the fatality rates related to those accidents in Oregon. It is important to recall that a state's population has a direct effect on its accident and fatality rates. Currently, Oregon's population sits at around 4.218 million. The number of registered vehicles there is about 4.1 million with about 3.1 million licensed drivers. There have been 36,848 million vehicle miles traveled in Oregon.

Accident Fatality Rates by Year

2016: 495 deaths

2017: 403 deaths

2018: 506 deaths

2019: 489 deaths

Accident Fatality Types 2018

Car occupants: 156/31%

Pickup/SUV occupants: 129/25%

Large Truck occupants: 11/2%

Motorcyclists: 78/15%

Pedestrians: 80/16%

Bicyclists: 9/2%

Total: 506 fatal accidents in Oregon in 2018

 

Oregon Grief & Trauma Resources

Motor vehicle crash deaths by road user type and state, 2017

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