Experienced Salem Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Helping Victims Across Oregon
Based in Salem, Oregon, attorneys at Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC represent auto accident victims in personal injury claims. Although drivers are required to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel, many accidents are caused by drivers' failure to abide by traffic laws and overall poor judgment.
Types Of Accidents
While some vehicle collisions are minor with no injuries involved, many accidents produce tragic results. Death, traumatic brain injury, and permanent disability are all potential consequences of a serious car accident, even with the safety precautions of seatbelts and airbags. We understand the ramifications of an accident-related injury on your personal life and your financial security. Our experienced trial attorneys have a keen understanding of underlying medical issues, vehicle mechanics, and common defense practices used by insurance companies. This expertise enables us to devise effective negotiation and trial strategies, ultimately helping you receive the maximum amount of damages to which you are entitled.
Due to the region's prevalent logging and timber industry, the Pacific Northwest has a higher frequency of trucking accidents than much of the country. When collisions occur, the disparity in size and weight between a small car and a large semi-truck puts the car driver in a very vulnerable position. Even if you do drive cautiously, a truck driver's negligence can cause an unavoidable accident; too often, truckers are inexperienced, speeding to meet delivery deadlines, fatigued, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In addition, trucking companies sometimes fail to meet federal compliance standards, which can lead to serious accidents. With federal regulation involved, litigating against trucking corporations requires experienced representation. Our attorneys possess the diligence and fortitude to handle these complex claims.
Even when wearing the necessary helmet and protective clothing, a motorcyclist can be seriously injured in an accident with a car or truck. At high speeds, these injuries can be life threatening and permanent. Motorcycles do not offer the level of protection provided by an enclosed automobile, and the potential for head, neck, and back injuries is high for any on-road collision. Furthermore, with greater susceptibility to road defects and dangerous construction areas, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to hazardous environments than those traveling in larger vehicles. At Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC, we regularly represent clients involved in motorcycle accidents, helping them recover from at-fault motorists.
Our attorneys provide experienced legal services to clients injured in bicycle accidents. Bike riding is a favorite pastime and popular mode of transportation in Oregon. However, the high number of bicyclists on the roads inevitably increases the likelihood of collisions with cars and trucks. Fully exposed to other vehicles and less equipped to negotiate road hazards, bicyclists are especially vulnerable on public roads; and unfortunately, auto drivers often do not respect bicyclists' equal right to use the road, or simply fail to look out for bike riders. We understand the serious consequences associated with a bicycle accident, and offer steadfast legal support in seeking compensation for our clients.
As a pedestrian you may have the right of way, but you are always vulnerable when setting foot onto a public roadway. Being hit by a motor vehicle is a frightening experience, and the potential for catastrophic injury is great. Pedestrians are commonly injured when drivers fail to yield to pedestrians in cross-walks, attempt to pass another vehicle that has stopped for a crossing pedestrian, roll through stop signs, and make unsafe u-turns.
Contact an experienced Oregon motor vehicle accident attorney today
With decades of collective experience, we possess the knowledge and legal skill to handle even the most complex auto accident cases, and we are genuinely committed to helping our clients receive full and fair compensation for all physical, emotional, and financial harms. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident, please contact Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC today for a free initial consultation.