Automobile Accidents & Injuries FAQ

What should I do if I’ve been in an auto accident?

First call 911 if anyone has been seriously injured. Second, get contact and insurance information from the other driver and witnesses, and call your insurance provider. You then should notify the Oregon Department of Transportation to see if a report needs to be filed for the auto accident. Lastly, please call Tichenor & Dziuba LLP with any questions so we can explain your rights and discuss the best course of legal action.

How do I know who was at fault in an auto accident?

Before fault can be determined, it is important to thoroughly investigate the cause of your auto accident. There are many scientific methods that can be employed to do this. Tichenor & Dziuba LLP hire the most qualified experts in the field to assess this for you.

Will I have to go to court?

Statistically, the vast majority of all injury and accident cases settle prior to trial. At Tichenor & Dziuba LLP we prepare every case as if it is going to be tried. We find that this approach yields the best results for our clients because it signals to the insurance companies that our clients are committed to full, fair and just compensation.

What damages am I entitled to if I’ve been injured in an auto accident?

If the auto accident was due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to reimbursement for all medical bills, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering.

How many auto accidents occur per year in Oregon?

The number varies year to year, but it’s in the tens of thousands. In 2002, the Oregon DOT reported 48,282 auto accidents.

How many auto accidents result in injury per year?

In 2002, roughly 60 percent of all auto accidents in Oregon resulted in injury.

Do I need an auto accident lawyer to handle my insurance claims?

Insurance companies have a history of paying out the minimum amount possible to resolve claims. Before you settle your claim, we suggest contacting an experienced auto accident lawyer to learn whether you are being treated fairly.

If you have been involved in an auto accident, consult an experienced auto accident lawyer to protect your rights and ensure that you receive fair and just compensation. Contact Tichenor & Dziuba LLP, to discuss the legal options available to you.