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Lance D. Youd



Your Car Accident Lawyer for Portland Accidents

Car accidents are a regular occurrence in Portland. According to state statistics, Portland saw 5,467 car accidents in 2020, which resulted in 54 people being killed and 3,838 people being injured—some seriously. These accidents disrupt innocent victims’ lives, causing massive medical expenses and lost income.

During this difficult time, you need an experienced Portland car accident attorney in your corner. Contact Lance D. Youd today.

What Causes Portland Car Accidents?

Many accidents are the result of driving errors. Motorists fail to exercise due caution on the road, leading to a crash. Some of the most common examples of driver negligence include:

  • Speeding
  • Passing illegally
  • Failing to yield
  • Failing to use mirrors
  • Tailgating
  • Driving while texting
  • Driving while distracted
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Fatigue

You might not be able to recall what caused the accident.  Let us do the investigatory work for you. We have seen all sorts of accidents and know how to analyze police reports and witness testimony. If a negligent or reckless motorist harmed you, we can hold them accountable.

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Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents generate incredible force, even at relatively low speeds. The forces can easily injure a motorist, regardless of whether they are wearing a seatbelt or have an airbag deploy.

Many of our clients are struggling with:

  • Burns
  • Lacerations or abrasions
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Contusions
  • Head injuries
  • Whiplash and other neck injury
  • Concussions or traumatic brain injuries
  • Fractures
  • Organ damage
  • Compressed nerves
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal column injuries

It is not unusual to require expensive medical treatment. Some of our clients struggle for months to regain their ability to return to normal life.

How Our Portland Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You

To obtain compensation, you need to show who was at fault for the crash. Oregon is a fault state, so only a motorist who is at fault must pay compensation. Fault can be shared, and you could partially be at fault as well. Under Oregon law, you can receive compensation so long as you are not more than 50% at fault.

Attorney Youd understands the ins and outs of Oregon car accident law. He will help you build up the factual basis for the claim. He can interview witnesses, visit the scene, and inspect any vehicles involved, and review the accident report. He will also work with medical experts to understand and analyze your injuries and recovery.

Negotiating a settlement is hard work. Insurers routinely deny even valid claims and usually undervalue a person’s injuries. Instead of being insulted by a lowball offer, reach out to a seasoned lawyer for help.

Lance Youd knows the tricks insurers use, and he isn’t afraid to counter them. He can aggressively negotiate a settlement and even file a lawsuit in court. Everything his law firm does is focused on obtaining justice for you.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Lance and his team are your car accident lawyers in Portland.  Call for a free case review with Lance and his team, they will help answer questions and set up a time for you to meet with Lance at no cost to you.   Call now to schedule a Free consultation with Lance D. Youd. You can reach our firm at (503) 399-8967 or online.

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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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