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Portland Single-Vehicle Accident Lawyer

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Have You Recently Been in a Single-Vehicle Accident and Unsure of What to Do Next?

Goldberg & Loren are here to help. Our experienced accident lawyers specialize in single-vehicle accidents and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

We understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be to deal with the aftermath of an accident. That’s why we want to take the burden off of you and handle everything from start to finish. Our goal is to make sure you are fully compensated for any property damage or bodily injuries you have suffered.

Contact Goldberg & Loren today and let us fight for your rights. Don’t wait; take action now to get the justice you deserve.

What is a Single-Vehicle Accident?

A single-vehicle accident is an incident where a vehicle crashes without colliding with any other vehicle or object.

These accidents occur when a driver loses control of their vehicle, such as in cases of skidding, hydroplaning, or hitting a stationary object like a tree or utility pole. 

Types of Single-Vehicle Accidents

There are various types of single-vehicle accidents. Some of the most common types include:

Types of Single-Vehicle Accidents​

Common Injuries from Single-Vehicle Accidents

The severity and types of injuries suffered in single-vehicle accidents can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. However, some common injuries seen in these accidents are:

Both physical injuries and emotional injuries can cause ongoing trauma and financial hardship. It is critical to prioritize your accident injuries and get immediate medical care before worrying about any other aspect of your accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a single-vehicle accident, it is imperative to seek medical attention right away. 

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases resulting from single-vehicle accidents are some of the most challenging and emotionally taxing cases that we deal with at Goldberg & Loren. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is a devastating experience, and it can be financially and emotionally crippling.

Our compassionate legal team has the experience and knowledge to provide you with the legal guidance and support you need during this difficult time.

At Goldberg & Loren, our personal injury law firm approaches wrongful death cases with the utmost sensitivity and care. Our compassionate attorneys will work hard to ensure that your case is handled with the respect and dignity that both you and your loved one deserve.

In wrongful death cases, we understand the immense financial impact that funeral expenses, medical costs, and other expenses associated with the death of a loved one can have on families, and we work tirelessly to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for all such losses.

Wrongful Death

Common Causes of Single-Vehicle Accidents

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a leading cause of single-vehicle accidents. Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the task of driving and can include:

Maintain your focus and avoid distractions from your cell phone, instrument panels, and your passengers. Adjust your driving to accommodate poor weather conditions like rain, snow, hail, sleet, and ice, and consider staying off the road when the weather is bad.

At dusk and dawn, stay extra vigilant for deer and look for deer crossing signs to indicate more deer activity in the area. Finally, if you’re feeling drowsy, avoid driving if possible. If you’re already on the road and start to feel sleepy, find a safe place to stop and rest. [1]

Distracted Driving​

Faulty Equipment

Faulty equipment on a vehicle can also lead to a single-vehicle accident. When a vehicle’s equipment malfunctions, it can cause the driver to lose control and potentially result in an accident. Examples of faulty equipment that can cause a single-vehicle accident include:

When a single-vehicle accident is caused by faulty equipment, the vehicle manufacturer may be held liable. Establishing liability can be difficult, and it may require expert analysis to determine the exact cause of the accident.

Document the vehicle’s condition immediately following an accident, as the damaged vehicle and any faulty parts may be needed as evidence to support a legal claim.

An experienced car accident lawyer at Goldberg & Loren can help you understand your legal rights, gather evidence, and pursue a claim against the vehicle manufacturer to obtain compensation for your injuries, damages, and other losses.

Poor Road Conditions

Road conditions can be affected by a variety of factors, including weather, construction, or inadequate maintenance. Examples of poor road conditions that can lead to single-vehicle accidents include:

When a single-vehicle accident is caused by poor road conditions, it can be difficult to establish liability.

In some cases, the government entity responsible for road maintenance may be held liable. Document the road conditions immediately following the accident, as this and any other relevant evidence (medical records, witness statements, police reports or accident reports, etc.) may be needed to support a legal claim.

Poor Road Conditions​

Portland saw 63 traffic deaths in 2021, the most since 1990. Pedestrians accounted for 27 traffic deaths, up from 18 the year before.

In 2021, 63 people died in traffic crashes across the city. That’s up from 54 the year prior and well above the average of 46 recorded between 2017-2020.

The report notes a “dramatic increase” in the number of pedestrians killed on Portland’s streets. Pedestrians accounted for 27 traffic deaths, up from 18 the year before, and 70% of pedestrians killed last year were homeless, a trend the report calls an “alarming pattern. [2]

Insurance Company Tactics

The insurance industry is known for tactics that can have a significant impact on single-vehicle accident claims, often because insurance companies may attempt to minimize or deny payment of claims. In such cases, have an experienced car accident attorney on your side to ensure that your legal rights are fully protected.

One common insurance tactic is to allege that the accident was caused by driver negligence. This may include claims that the driver was speeding, or that they were distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. Insurance companies may also attempt to attribute the accident to poor road conditions or other factors outside of their policyholder’s control.

Another tactic employed by insurance companies in single-vehicle accidents is to undervalue or deny claims related to injuries and damages resulting from the accident. This can leave the injured person struggling to pay for medical expenses, damage to property, and wage losses (both loss of income at time of injury and future lost wages).

To counter these insurance adjuster tactics, seek the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney at Goldberg & Loren for legal representation.  We understand the complexities of single-vehicle accident claims and have experience fighting for the rights of each injured person.

Contact our Experienced Portland Single-Vehicle Accident Attorneys Today!

Our team of personal injury attorneys specializes in providing legal assistance to clients who have been involved in single-vehicle accidents. Having dealt with countless cases, we have the expertise and knowledge of the legal system to make sure that our clients receive support when they file a personal injury claim.

You deserve the best possible outcome for your case, and our personal injury attorneys can provide that for you. As experts in the field, we have worked tirelessly to build a reputation that clients can trust. We want you to know that we are here for you, and we will do everything in our power to achieve a satisfactory resolution in your case.

If you have been involved in a single-vehicle accident and need an auto accident lawyer, contact Goldberg & Loren today.

Contact our Experienced Portland Single-Vehicle Accident Attorneys Today!


[1] Single Vehicle Accidents & Insurance. (n.d.). Single Vehicle Accidents & Insurance | Progressive. https://www.progressive.com/answers/single-vehicle-accidents/

[2] 70% of pedestrians killed in Portland traffic incidents last year were homeless, report finds. (2022, February 2). kgw.com. https://www.kgw.com/article/traffic/2021-portland-traffic-deaths-report/283-e96c4a01-08e0-404d-a4d7-e03da5ad7f18

Goldberg & Loren Personal Injury Attorneys

6500 S Macadam Ave #300,
Portland, OR 97239
(971) 339-8080

George Goldberg

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