We represent people in a variety of personal injury cases including automobile accidents, bicycle collisions, pedestrian collisions, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, and premise liability. We understand the physical, financial, and emotional trauma that can come with any personal injury accident. We believe that clients should be focused on taking care of their physical and mental well-being when they have been in an accident. Dealing with insurance companies and making premature decisions about settling a claim can have unintended consequences for folks down the road. We handle the legal work of your personal injury claim so that you can focus on healing from your injuries and making informed decisions about your future once the case is over.
Frequently Asked Questions
I was just in a car accident and am currently undergoing medical treatment for my injuries. The other insurance company keeps calling me. Do I need an attorney?
A lot of times when someone is in a car accident the at fault driver’s insurance carrier will reach out to get your statement. You are under no duty to provide the other driver’s insurance company with a statement. In fact, it may not be in your long-term interest to do so. Many times the at fault driver’s insurance company will attempt to get an injured party to settle their claim before they have completed treatment or for an amount wholly insufficient to compensate a client. It is always a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney before giving any statement to the at fault insurance company. This is even more important if they are making offers to settle your case and you are still suffering from your injuries.
Generally, Oregon has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. What that means is that a party only has two years with which to file a lawsuit against the defendant to recover damages. Failure to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations will bar a party from recovery in court. If you have questions and concerns about your injury, you should contact our office without delay to set up a free consultation.
In personal injury cases our attorney fees are outlined in a contingency fee agreement. Typically, our attorney fees are one third of the total amount of money we recover on your behalf up until the time of arbitration or trial. If the case proceeds to arbitration or trial, then our attorney fees are 40 percent of the total recovery, less any costs advanced. We are not paid unless you are paid. In most cases we require our clients to deposit funds with our office to cover costs of the case, such as filing fees. This can be done as one up front retainer or as a monthly payment that builds over time.
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