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Auto Accidents

An automobile accident can only take a second, but the consequences of a crash can last for days, months, or even a lifetime. When you step away from the car crash, you may feel overwhelmed. From dealing with insurance companies and struggling to return to work, to keeping track of appointments and medical bills, this is where an experienced Oregon car accident attorney can step in to help.

What can an attorney do?

An auto accident attorney has the experience and legal expertise to guide you through the complexities of your claim, including:

  • Dealing with insurance companies
  • Collecting medical evidence
  • Documenting lost wages or earning capacity
  • Taking your case to trial if necessary

An attorney can’t guarantee a perfect outcome, but they can make sure you get the best possible care and counsel.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are unfortunately all too common, with over a dozen occurring every minute in the U.S. These accidents can vary widely in characteristics and severity. An attorney who specializes in car accidents can answer your questions and advocate for you as you pursue recovery. Contact Nelson MacNeil Rayfield if you’ve had an accident in Albany, Corvalis, or Portland involving any of the following:


Rear-end collisions Drunk driving accident Multiple-car pileup Bike/car colllisions T-bone accidentst Chest Pain Hit and run car accidents
Pedestrian Accidents

Car accidents involving pedestrians have unique consequences and risk factors. While pedestrian accidents occur less frequently than car accidents involving other cars, they regularly cause injury and fatalities, accounting for about one in six of the total deaths from car accidents in 2020 according to the CDC. Drivers of cars, trucks, buses, and bicycles need to be aware of pedestrians and pedestrian rights of way—after all, Oregon law requires that drivers exercise extreme caution when driving in high-risk areas, including neighborhoods, school zones, crosswalks, and cities. Our law firm can answer your questions about any of the following:.

Loss of future earnings Pain and suffering Reimbursement for medical expenses Rehabilitation costs Long-term care/disability Any other costs applicable to your case
Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents account for a high proportion of collisions relative to their presence on the road, and motorcycle crash fatalities have increased over the last decade. Achieving justice for these losses requires expertise in the medical considerations and history surrounding motorcycle accidents in Oregon. Motorcycle collision cases often involve a unique set of issues, especially when compared to a typical auto accident case. That’s why an experienced motorcycle attorney is so important. Residents of Albany, Corvallis, Portland, or nearby cities who have questions about any of the following can call our law firm for answers:

Loss of future earnings Pain and suffering Reimbursement for medical expenses Rehabilitation costs Long-term care/disability Any other costs applicable to your case
Semi-Truck Accidents

There were over half a million semi-truck crashes reported in the U.S. in 2019. Every year, these crashes cause thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries. Because of the size and weight of semi-trucks and the unique characteristics of their contents and drivers, semi-truck accidents differ significantly from other types of car accidents, and these differences matter when it comes to litigation.

For example, in addition to insurance companies and medical bills, semi-truck accidents also involve trucking companies. A semi-truck accident case will therefore require navigating not only auto insurance and the healthcare field but also employment law and familiarity with the trucking industry. An experienced semi-truck attorney has the necessary knowledge to help navigate all of the following and more:

Loss of future earnings Pain and suffering Reimbursement for medical expenses Rehabilitation costs Long-term care/disability Any other costs applicable to your case

What Makes Us Different

With over 70 years of collective legal and trial experience, our auto accident lawyers will answer your questions at no cost, help point you in the right direction, or if need be, represent you and your car accident claim in court. A successful claim requires a lawyer who understands the intricacies of an auto accident case, ranging from thoroughly investigating the claim to understanding the state-by-state regulations for filing.


Finding a reputable auto accident law firm with attorneys who are understanding, compassionate, and willing to fight on your behalf is essential. When choosing a law firm to handle your car accident case, look for: 

  • Experience you can trust
  • Specialty in Auto Accident litigation
  • Satisfied clients
  • Fair fee structure
  • Ethics
  • Responsiveness

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