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Portland Car Accident Attorneys

Serious car accidents take a massive toll — not just on your vehicle and your pocket but on your mental and emotional well-being. After suffering through a car accident, you deserve serious support. This is precisely why so many Oregonians have turned to the experienced Portland car accident attorneys at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC. We are proud to serve the entire state; no matter where your accident occurred, our law firm near Portland is here to help. Our award-winning legal team, whose work has been recognized in Oregon and across the country, will aggressively fight for the total compensation to which you’re entitled. With the right team advocating on your behalf, you can put the traumatic memory of your car accident behind you and move forward with your life.

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Bounce Back from a Car Accident in Portland

Physical injuries, as well as emotional and mental pain, are all too common after a serious automotive accident.

Many car accident victims leave the scene of the crash with lasting injuries that will change their life, such as TBI, spinal cord and back injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, burns, and disfigurement. Along with the physical scars, the trauma of the accident can also leave behind less obvious wounds such as PTSD, anxiety, and emotional trauma.

As we know, seeking the best medical treatment comes with incredibly high price tags in Oregon. Car accident victims with serious injuries often rack up medical debt that exceeds tens of thousands of dollars.

It isn’t right to take on debt for injuries that happened through no fault of your own. You deserve financial assistance with current and future medical bills. With our Portland car accident attorneys on your side, you have experienced legal advocates who will fight to recover every dollar you deserve.

Tirelessly Advocating for You

With the award-winning legal team at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC, you’re not alone. Our car accident attorneys walk you through the entire process, start to finish. Here’s how:

Step One

File Your Claim

Our expert car accident attorneys start by helping you navigate the claims process. We’ll manage the critical legal paperwork and handle all communication on your behalf. We take over all of this so that you can focus on getting better and getting your life back.

Step Two

Receive an Offer and Make Counteroffers

Once you have recovered, we’ll gather up the rest of the documents that make up the evidence in your case, put together a demand letter which lays out the legal theories and arguments, and fight for you. Insurance companies then make an initial offer and this is where the seasoned experts at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC really do their best work. We negotiate with the insurer and don’t back down or give up; if we can’t negotiate a fair agreement with the insurance company, we’ll file your case in court. There, we’ll serve as an advocate for you against the insurance companies to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Step Three

Get Your Payout

Finally, once we’ve come to an agreement on your settlement amount, we’ll prepare your case for final resolution. We’ll negotiate and pay any liens, confirm your medical bills have been paid and that nothing remains outstanding, and then get a check for your settlement funds. We only take a fee if we win your case. That way, we guarantee that you’re getting exactly what you deserve.

Don’t risk losing out on the compensation you deserve. Get in touch with our law firm and work with someone who knows not just what to do, but can perform at a high level for you to maximize all sources for you; we’re proud to have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in Oregon for victims just like you.

Client Reviews

Arthur PorterArthur Porter
19:21 04 Jan 23
I was involved in an accident, and was having difficulties dealing with my insurance company.One of my neighbors recommended me to Brian Lathen, after a very prompt meeting I retained his services.Durring a long and tiring process, the staff at Swanson Lathen and Prestwich made me feel so much more comfortable, and helped greatly in getting through it.Along with now having a trusted lawyer/allie to call if anything unexpectedly happens in the future. I feel like I had made a friend.Thank you.
Mindy MichelleMindy Michelle
21:53 15 Dec 22
Swanson Lathen Prestwich is a Godsend!I was in a terrible car crash, literally caused by another person who admitted fault to the police, to their own insurance, to my insurance and I STILL had to fight for fair compensation. Realizing I needed to get a lawyer involved, an acquaintance recommended Travis Prestwich.After meeting Mr. Prestwich, I was immediately at ease. He was very knowledgeable, kind, welcoming and realistic. I appreciated that he actually listened to me and provided information that helped me get into the right mind frame. Travis was very patient and kind and responded to questions rather quickly. I appreciated his realistic approach and learned quickly that other lawyers, judges and community members, highly respect him; which was a huge sign that he was the right person for my situation!His staff, Carrie Meeker and Jennifer Hiser were equally phenomenal during the process! They were also very kind, empathetic, knowledgeable and responded to inquires in a timely manner and were just wonderful to work with. As odd as this sounds, I really enjoyed talking with them and knew that once my case with over with that I would miss all three of them.When the time came, and I had to go through a settlement hearing, Travis was by my side the whole way through. The unknown always frightens me but he found a way to keep me at ease with his calm demeanor. This review doesn’t even do this trio justice! They are wonderful people and did a phenomenal job on my case.I pray I never have to go through this process again however if I do, Travis will be the very first person I call. I HIGHLY recommend Swanson Lathen Prestwich and Travis Prestwich, Carrie Meeker and Jennifer Hiser!! I wish there were more people out there like them! I give them an A+++
04:43 21 Oct 22
Mr. Prestwich and his entire staff were nothing but kind, supportive and professional through the entire process of helping me with my car accident settlement. The outcome was exactly what I had hoped for and it was all because of the hard work that was done by this office.
Captain MorganCaptain Morgan
13:53 17 Oct 22
Myself and my family have worked with Keith Swanson since the late 80's.Unfortunately when an accident occurs you need to make good decisions.You can't go wrong with Keith.He's an amazing man. Honest, straight forward and well respected in the industry.Not to mention one of the best accident attorneys in the profession.Thank you Keith, and Chris.
Nathan CookNathan Cook
00:34 18 Jan 18
Great Services! Helpful reception. Brian Lathen was great and helped a lot.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Portland car accident attorney?

You don’t need a Portland car accident attorney by law, but hiring one can make all the difference in the way your case unfolds. Hiring a Portland car accident attorney can greatly benefit you if you have been involved in a car accident, especially if the wreck resulted in injuries or significant damages. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process, deal with insurance companies, negotiate settlements, and protect your rights.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

The cost of hiring a Portland car accident attorney can vary depending on various factors, such as the complexity of your case, the attorney’s experience, and the fee structure they follow. At SLP Law, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only receive payment if we successfully recover compensation for you.

What is my case worth?

The exact value of a car accident case depends on several factors unique to each situation. These factors may include the severity of injuries, medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the degree of fault of each party involved. A skilled Portland car accident attorney can assess these factors and help estimate the potential value of your case based on their experience and knowledge of similar cases. However, no attorney can guarantee a specific outcome or settlement amount. View our case results page for more information on settlements and verdicts.

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We offer free consultations to all prospective clients and if we take your case on, there is no fee unless we win. Let us know how we can help you!