Automobile Accident Attorney in Medford – Andrew Wilson

According to the US Department of Transportation, the average American drives approximately 13,476 miles per year.  We don’t expect to be involved in accidents, but they do occur.  In Oregon in 2013, there were 49,510 reported automobile accidents.  33,161 people were injured in these accidents and 313 people were killed.

According to ODOT (Oregon Department of Transportation), the most common driver errors leading to auto and truck accidents are:

  • Failing to avoid stopped or parked vehicle ahead
  • Failing to yield right-of-way
  • Failing to maintain lane
  • Being Run off road
  • Driving too fast for conditions

Having an experienced and dedicated attorney representing you early on can make all the difference in how your claim turns out.  Most people don’t realize that in Oregon every insured motorist is required to pay for Personal Injury Protection Coverage (PIP).  This means if you are in an accident and you are injured, you will be able to receive immediate medical treatment.  Often, when coverage runs out, unpaid medical bills must be paid back from your settlement funds.  Without an attorney you will likely pay back more that you need to.  Having an attorney who knows how to navigate the complex world of PIP coverage and medical liens, will ensure that you get the treatment you need.

Andrew Wilson will help you with these PIP issues as well as early negotiations with the insurance adjustors, he will investigate the accident, gather facts and locate witnesses, file your lawsuit, and litigate your claim.  Having an attorney throughout this process provides the client with the best opportunity to be made whole.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Claims – Whether you’ve been doored, T-boned, rear-ended, right-hooked, left-hooked, sideswiped, hit while crossing the street, or had a car careen into you while you were walking on the sidewalk, Andrew Wilson at Ferguson & Wilson, P.C. is here to help.

If you have been struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle or as a pedestrian, it is likely that your injuries are severe.  At these times it is vital you have an experienced attorney who can fight for you throughout the months of recovery ahead.  Some of the most difficult issues you are likely to encounter include:

  • The most difficult issue in Bicycle and Pedestrian claims is figuring out which insurance company should pay the medical bills.  Most of the time, if multiple insurance companies are involved, they will point the blame finger at one another while you don’t receive the medical care and compensation you deserve.
  • Sometimes, police will also write bicyclists and even pedestrian improper traffic tickets for alleged wrongdoings on the road.  While these violations are not admissible in the civil suit, they need to be dealt with by an experienced attorney.
  • Properly evaluating the reasonable value of your injury takes experience and the ability to negotiate a settlement with the insurance carrier. This is even more important in bicycle and pedestrian claims where injuries can be most severe.
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    Andrew Wilson is on your side and is here to help as your Medford auto accident attorney.