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PERSONAL INJURY

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS

car crash injury attorney.

We represent people who are injured in motor vehicle collisions due to the negligence or recklessness of others. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic-related fatalities have spiked dramatically in recent years, with almost 43,000 people killed in 2022. Beyond fatalities, there are countless additional traffic crashes that victims survive with serious injuries; often times injuries that are permanent and debilitating. Whether it be due to intoxicated drivers or distracted ones, nearly all of these tragedies are preventable. If you have been injured in a crash as the result of someone's negligence or recklessness, you deserve accountability and justice. We have a team here ready to meet you and fight for your rights. We will not allow the insurance companies involved, whether it be the adverse driver's insurance or your own, take advantage of you. We will work with the insurance carriers and adjusters to make sure you receive the best settlement possible. If they do not cooperate, we will take your case to trial or arbitration.

COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS

truck crash injury attorney.

Commercial motor vehicle collisions are particularly dangerous given the magnitude of damage that these vehicles can cause. The companies that own  and operate these vehicles owe the public a duty to ensure that they will operate on our roadways safely. When these companies fail to train their drivers or neglect to oversee that their vehicles are in safe working condition, devastating events take place. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, large commercial trucks and buses were involved in almost 5,000 fatal crashes in 2020, with countless more involved in non-fatal crashes that caused serious injuries and property damage. The price that people pay as the result of these crashes is simply too high. The team here at Becker Law will relentlessly fight to make sure that commercial carriers are held accountable for their actions. Call us today.

PEDESTRIAN INJURIES

pedestrian or bicyclist injury attorney.

Oregon is the home to elite universities and a gorgeous climate, which makes it the perfect state for outdoor activities. There have been a lot of people who have moved to our state in recent years. Unfortunately, this also means that our streets and cities are more crowded than ever which has led to more pedestrians and bicyclists being hit and injured by motor vehicles. Oregon law mandates that all vehicles stop for pedestrians at any crosswalk, However, drivers are often distracted or they miscalculate the time it takes to stop when a pedestrian has the right-of-way, which causes collisions to take place. Pedestrians are not just hit in crosswalks either; many are injured while lawfully on sidewalks or in parking lots. Given the vulnerability of pedestrians, it does not take a high-speed impact to cause them serious, lifelong injuries. Call us today if you have been injured as a pedestrian due to the carelessness of a motorist. 

DRAM SHOP CLAIMS

bar or restaurant negligence.

A dram shop includes bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and any other commercial establishment that sells alcohol. The term derives from when these establishments traditionally sold spirits by the dram, a small unit of alcohol roughly the size of a shot. Oregon law holds establishments that serve alcohol to a high standard to ensure that patrons are not being overserved. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission mandates that anyone who serves alcohol, and their supervisors, must go through training and be licensed to do so in a responsible manner. Unfortunately, despite the licensing and training requirements, these establishments will often serve visibly intoxicated persons despite knowing that it is illegal to do so. This has directly led to DUII-related fatalities and injuries and the irreparable harm that such events cause. When these establishments fail to adhere to the law, the rest of society pays a big price. 

Oregon law allows anyone injured by such an event to sue the establishment that provided alcohol to the driver who caused the injury. If you have been injured in a DUII-related crash that was fueled by this type of negligence, you have very little time to put the establishment on notice of your intent to bring a cause of action. After you meet the notice requirement, these cases still present challenges that only an experienced trial attorney will know how to take on. We have the experience and ability to present a compelling case and meet a high legal burden at trial. Contact us today to talk about a potential claim.

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