A car accident isn’t something you plan for, but as long as all drivers involved have car insurance, you at least have the peace of mind knowing your losses will be covered. But what if someone doesn’t have insurance? Where can you turn when you need help with medical bills or car repairs?
You can turn to Siefman Law LLC. We have years of experience helping clients get the outcome they need, and we will explore every avenue of compensation for you if the at-fault driver is uninsured. Let us help you pursue the just and fair compensation you deserve after an accident with an uninsured motorist.
Contact us for a free consultation, and let us review your case to determine your options for seeking compensation. Don’t let your insurance company give you the run-around. Call Siefman Law LLC today at 503-395-2135.
Many people are unsure whether or not they need a lawyer following an accident, but navigating Oregon’s complex insurance laws isn’t easy, especially if you’re injured, and getting the compensation you deserve will be that much more difficult if the responsible driver is uninsured.
A good attorney can help in many ways. At Siefman Law LLC, we will leverage our skills and experience with Oregon law to build a solid, comprehensive claim for compensation while you recover from your injuries. We will perform an in-depth investigation into your accident to help show the other party was at fault. This may include contacting and interviewing witnesses and obtaining documentation such as insurance records, medical reports, or accident reports to back up your claim.
We will also take point on the negotiations with your insurance company. This can be crucial, as insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize their payouts in order to protect their bottom line, and their methods aren’t entirely transparent. For example, they may ask you numerous questions in hopes that you’ll say something that could hurt your case.
Your lawyer will make sure your insurance company doesn’t dismiss your claim, offer a lowball settlement, or try to take advantage of you in any way. We will protect your rights at every turn and work to get the maximum possible payout for your injuries.
You have many options for personal injury representation in Portland, but you’ll be happy you chose Siefman Law LLC.
We take pride in the exceptional service we provide to our clients. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs, and then we dedicate ourselves to helping them achieve their legal goals. We have years of experience helping our clients get the positive outcomes they need because we know how to make Oregon law work for them and their families.
We will represent you with passion, vigor, and tenacity. We will leave no stone unturned in our accident investigation and will work tirelessly to get you the fair compensation you deserve.
Our extensive trial experience means we handle all our cases as if they were going to trial, and fully prepare to fight for your rights before a judge or jury the moment we take on your case. Insurance companies know we’re not afraid to take a case to court, and, as a result, we’re taken seriously when we’re at the negotiating table.
We can’t guarantee a positive outcome for every claim, but we will work hard to obtain the maximum possible payout for your injuries.
Despite Oregon state laws requiring drivers to carry liability insurance, it’s estimated that over 10 percent of motorists in Oregon do not carry car insurance. To help protect accident victims against this, Oregon drivers are also required to carry uninsured motorist (UM) insurance, including a minimum of $25,000 coverage per person and $50,000 per accident for bodily injury.
This means that in the event of an accident with an uninsured motorist, your insurance company is responsible for paying out the amount that would normally be paid by the other party’s insurance company to cover your losses.
Problems can arise, however, because even your own insurance company will do what they can to minimize their payout, or they may try to fight the claim altogether. As with any injury claim, it’s important to work with an experienced legal team to develop a strong case for the full compensation you’re owed.
If you and your insurer disagree on the amount of a full settlement, you may need to enter into arbitration with them, where you attempt to resolve the dispute with the help of a neutral third party, or you may need to file a lawsuit against them. Either way, it’s crucial to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side to protect your rights throughout the process.
Every accident is unique, involving different circumstances and different losses, so it’s impossible to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to without a full review of your case. Typically, the more severe your injuries and the greater your losses, the more you may be entitled to for financial recovery.
However, there are generally a few different types of compensation you can pursue in your case. Compensation is broken down by type, and there are three main categories: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages are losses with a specific monetary value. Some examples include:
Non-economic damages are losses that are more subjective in nature. Some examples include:
Don’t let an uninsured motorist accident determine your future. Call Siefman Law LLC today at 503-395-2135 for a free consultation. We will review your case, discuss your options, and if we’re unable to assist you, we’ll help you find someone who can. Don’t wait to get the help you deserve. Get in touch with us today.