Auto accidents – More than the victim’s suffer!

April, 2013 by

Any conscientious Auto Accident Attorney Portland OR will tell you that it’s more than just the immediate victims of an auto accident who are victims. For each person directly affected in an accident, there are others who might be indirectly impacted. Many people injured in accidents are often the sole bread-earners of the family. And as a result of an accident, they are unable to work or earn their livelihood. This causes immediate suffering to their families who depend on that income to survive.

When people of social influence, like teachers or health care workers are injured or worse in an accident, they leave behind a void that’s often difficult to fill immediately. This then leaves the people dependant on their skills vulnerable. And when a key member of a company’s team is the target of an accident, then the whole company suffers and, in some cases, the very survival of the company (and all the jobs it supports) could be in doubt.

However the worst of all these victims, as any good conscientious auto accident attorney in Portland OR would agree, would be lady justice herself if those guilty of causing the auto accident aren’t brought to justice. The justice system can be excused if law enforcement can’t find those responsible for the act. However, there’s no greater sadness for personal injury victims than to see their perpetrators go free just because they had a better accident attorney than the victim.

Sadly, the last scenario does come true more often than victims would like. And one of the main reasons for that is the casual attitude towards searching for and engaging a qualified lawyer to represent the victim. Unless victims of personal injury and auto accidents actively search for the best auto Accident Attorney in Portland OR to represent them, they will likely not see justice done to their cases.

It’s not enough to pick up the Yellow Pages or to do a Google search for the first available attorney near you. Personal referrals from friends and family certainly help. However, most reputable attorney’s offer free consultations to prospective clients. If you are looking for an auto accident attorney to represent you, a friend or a family member, it is highly recommended that you take advantage of such free consultations to get to know the lawyer before engaging him or her.

But most importantly, look for an attorney who has been practicing law for a couple of decades at least, and whose area of speciality is in auto accidents of all types, car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle, drunk driving etc. If your prospective lawyer is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, that would certainly give you a significant advantage over any “high profile” attorneys that some perpetrators can afford.

Arthur Miller specializes in personal injury, amongst other cases, and is an auto accident attorney in Portland OR. Contact him and benefit from his 28+ years of auto accident experience at


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