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Lance D. Youd

Keizer Car Accident Attorney


Keizer has seen impressive growth recently, with the population now twice as large as it was 30 years ago. With so many people moving in, traffic has only increased—and so have car accidents. Every week someone gets struck pulling out of a driveway, driving along the street, or racing along River Road.

If you’ve been injured in a wreck, a Keizer car accident attorney is a beneficial asset to have. Our legal team can jump in and review whether your case is strong enough to bring a personal injury claim. Contact Attorney Lance D. Youd today.

Car Accidents Statistics in Keizer

According to Department of Transportation statistics, Keizer saw 185 car crashes in 2020, averaging out to 3.5 a week. Of those accidents, 100 resulted in nonfatal injuries and 73 caused property damage. Two people died in accidents.

These numbers are in line with those for previous years. In 2019, for example, Keizer saw 217 car crashes with 137 causing nonfatal injuries and 79 resulting in property damage. One person died.

Can You Sue for Compensation?

Car accidents can lead to serious injuries, including fractures, burns, whiplash, pinched nerves, and head or back injuries. Many accident victims cannot work because they experience intense pain. Our clients need compensation to help get them through financially, especially if they were the main breadwinner in the family.

An accident victim can sue anyone who is at fault for the collision. In most cases, this is another driver who struck them due to negligence. Legally, you can sue if someone owed you a duty of care and breached that duty by:

  • Speeding
  • Passing illegally
  • Tailgating
  • Running a red light
  • Refusing to yield
  • Failing to maintain their vehicle

Some accidents are obvious, but fault might be confusing or shared in other cases. Oregon allows accident victims to sue if they were negligent themselves, but your compensation will be reduced.

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The Value of Your Claim

A personal injury claim should compensate a victim for their financial and non-financial losses. Attorney Lance D. Youd excels at fully evaluating a car accident claim. He will seek the maximum compensation to cover:

  • Medical care to treat your injuries
  • Future medical care, including ongoing rehabilitation or mental health counseling
  • Lost income or wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage

Each Keizer car accident is unique, so there is no “average” settlement which is meaningful. We will carefully review all your bills and pay stubs to determine what is a fair amount of compensation we should request.

Car Claims Process

A car accident claim begins at the accident scene. You should ask the driver who hit you for name, license, registration, and insurance information. You can share this information with your own insurer, who will open a claim.

We recommend not giving a recorded statement until you hire a lawyer. An insurance adjuster is possibly fishing for information to use against you, such as an admission you were speeding or distracted while driving.

When we meet with a client, we discuss their life following the wreck. We need to better understand your physical limitations and the emotional repercussions. This information helps us value your claim.

We start negotiations with a demand letter to the at fault driver (or their insurer) asking for compensation. They usually refuse but make a counteroffer which is lower. This back-and-forth process can take some time, but we usually arrive at an amount that is fair to our clients.

Sometimes negotiations fall apart because we can’t agree on key issues like fault for the accident. Attorney Lance D. Youd is prepared to file a lawsuit to vindicate your rights.

Paying for Medical Care

One concern accident victims have is paying for immediate medical care. There is a system set up for payment of bills.  Almost always the insurance on the vehicle you were in at the time of the accident will pay your medical bills up to the policy limit.  In Oregon, each policy has at least $15,000.00 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. Your company will obtain reimbursement from the other driver’s insurance company. 

If your medical expenses exceed your PIP coverage, your health insurance should cover these costs (if you have it). Otherwise, you might need to pay out of pocket. If you have no funds, talk with a Keizer accident attorney. We might know of a doctor who will treat you on a lien basis, which gives them a right to reimbursement out of your future settlement.

Contact Our Keizer Car Accident Attorney

No one should go up against insurance companies on their own. Attorney Youd has helped many accident victims recover compensation following a crash. To schedule a consultation, call our firm today, at (503) 399-8967, or submit an online contact form.

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Our clients say it best

At Youd Law, we pride ourselves in offering unmatched service. Lance and his staff are responsive and respectful, providing efficient, expert assistance in a kind and courteous manner.


We cannot thank you enough for your generous intervention for our dear friends. It shows how God used you to answer prayer!

K H Family Family Law 2019

I wouldn’t want to go up against you Lance. Thanks to you and your team for your hard work.

KW July 2019

It’s been a long battle and I want you to know I appreciate all you have done.

RD July 2019

God answers…..One of our dear friends reached out to a lawyer she knows for me. What a great man! He contacted me and spent over a half an hour on the phone answering my questions.


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Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law proudly serves clients in Salem, Portland,and all surrounding areas in the greater Willamette Valley, OR.


1596 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97302
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17036 Canal Circle Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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