Car accidents are regular, everyday occurrences on Portland roadways. The congested roads we have all grown accustomed to only make matters worse — especially when numerous drivers distracted by their cellphones are sharing the road with us. Indeed, distracted driving is a punishable offense, and when a distracted driver causes fatal or injurious accident, he or she can and should be held liable for the costs and damages that result.
There are some specific signs of negligence that we always look for in a Portland car accident case. Those include speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, distracted driving, roadway defects, stop sign violations, traffic signal violations and even faulty auto parts.
All of the above are common contributors to accident. These days, distracted driving-related accidents are much more common than one might believe. This is why Schoenfelt and Schoenfelt will often demand an at-fault party’s cellphone records as a part of our evidence-gathering process. You would be surprised to learn how many drivers who caused accidents were in the middle of typing a text message or of a telephone call at the exact moment when an injurious collision occurred. If this is not a sign of fault, what is?
At Schoenfelt and Schoenfelt, we make it our business to help people who were harmed in accidents caused by negligent and distracted drivers. We feel that those who have been hurt by distracted and/or unlawful drivers deserve compensation for their injuries. Furthermore, we know that the law is on the side of people who have been hurt by such negligent behavior. We know what to look for and how to present personal injury cases in a way that will support injured drivers’ claims for financial restitution.