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Lance D. Youd

OregonCar Accident Lawyer


A Voice for Oregon Car Accident Victims

Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye. Whether you are in a parking lot, on the freeway, or backing out of your driveway, you never expected to get hit. But any wreck can leave you in serious financial distress, not to mention physical pain and mental anguish.

According to the Department of Transportation, Oregon saw 19,343 car accidents in 2020 which resulted in bodily injuries. In total, almost 28,000 people suffered an injury and more than 500 were unfortunately killed.

Let Attorney Lance D. Youd help you. Oregon law gives car accident victims important rights following a wreck, but the right attorney can often make the difference in any case.

Common Car Accidents

We’ve helped many people injured in some of the most common car accidents, including:

  • Rear-end collision. Most common at intersections and in parking lots. These accidents involve one car ramming the car in front of it.
  • Head-on collision. Common on the freeway or on side streets. Two vehicles collide head to head, often at high speeds.
  • Rollover. Most frequently seen on rural roads. Most rollover accidents are caused by high speeding vehicles.
  • Sideswipe. Commonly seen on the freeway when vehicles are merging. One car will strike another traveling parallel to it.
  • Side-impact collision. A common accident at intersections. The front of one car rams the side of another. This accident is also called a “T-bone” because the two cars come together to form the letter T.
  • Multi-car pileups. These horrifying accidents occur on the freeway. Several cars can be involved when traffic is congested.
  • Single-vehicle crash. Can happen anywhere. A car is forced off the road by a phantom car or by a road defect.
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Did a Negligent Driver Injure You?

Many car accidents are caused by careless drivers who do not drive with sufficient skill. There are many examples of negligence, including:

  • Failing to yield
  • Tailgating
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while impaired

Even worse, some motorists drive in a deliberately aggressive manner. Many accidents stem from:

  • Running a red light
  • Illegal lane changes
  • Drag racing
  • Hit and runs

If you were hurt by a dangerous driver, contact our law firm immediately.

You Deserve Compensation for Your Accident

A car accident claim should compensate you for financial and non-financial losses after a wreck. Our legal team will do everything possible to get you the money you need.

Financial losses include medical care, rehabilitation costs, car damage, and lost income or wages. You can add these up by looking at your bills, receipts, pay stubs, and repair estimates. Unless you shared some responsibility for the accident, you deserve to be fully compensated for any money you have lost.

Non-financial losses are not monetary in nature. They include physical pain, emotional distress, suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, and similar losses. Many car accident victims are surprised they can receive money for these losses—but they can.

Call Our Oregon Car Accident Attorney for More Information

Our job is to put our experience to work for you. We will carefully review your injuries and estimate a fair settlement. Then we can get started compiling evidence, submitting insurance forms, and possibly starting a lawsuit. Attorney Lance D. Youd has the skills you need during this stressful time. Give his law firm a call, (503) 399-8967, to schedule your free consultation today.

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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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