I had the honor of presenting at the OCDLA Conference on January 27th teaching other lawyers about my cross examination style. Cross examination takes a lot of practice but it can win or help you win a case. It can be an opportunity to either support your narrative of the case through cross examination or destroy the other side’s... Read More
After every trial, I try and reflect on what went well, where I can improve, how I can better prepare a client to testify or about the process and if there is anything to change for my preparation, presentation or investigation. After years of trying cases to juries all over the state of Oregon, watching trials in the various... Read More
Part of a criminal case is determining if a plea agreement is the best option. To effectively counsel a client regarding plea negotiations the lawyer needs to first analyze the factual and legal defenses if the case were to proceed to trial. The lawyer should be able to explain how the case would be argued and assess the strengths... Read More
Clients often come into the office and ask how much their case is worth. To reach maximum value, one needs to accurately weigh the following factors:
Where did the accident occur? The same case in Multnomah county versus Columbia county is worth vastly different amounts because of the jury pools. A lawyer can help investigate whether a case can be... Read More
Diversion is a program that can keep the DUII case from becoming a conviction. Diversion does not erase the arrest or come off the record (DUII arrest can’t be expunged if the case was dismissed through a diversion program). Not all cases are eligible for diversion and not every case should be handled through the diversion program. The attorney... Read More
Go seek medical attention. The longer the wait, the more likely an insurance company will argue you could not have been very injured because you waited X days before you sought any medical attention.
If the pain is not resolving or feels worse, call your doctor.
Open a personal injury claim with your insurance company. You will likely have to fill... Read More
Insurance companies are skilled in negotiations. A claims adjuster may try and be your best friend or talk sternly to you. Each type of adjuster has the same goal….to settle the claim for as little money or compensation as possible.
Negotiating your bodily/personal injury claim starts the moment you make a claim. Here are a few tips to help position... Read More
Unfortunately, car/bicycle/falls are dangerous on our minds and bodies. There are many different types of injuries. Severe injuries are worth a lot more and you want to make sure if you are seriously injured, you have a proper diagnosis.
Soft Tissue Injuries- This is a category that includes sprains, strains, aches and bruises. Insurance companies will sometimes place whiplash in... Read More
Why are lawyers needed to drive up claim values? Seasoned trial lawyers that handle personal injury cases can use their specialized skills, training and experience navigating the legal system to your advantage. We always meet with our potential clients for free. The free consultation allows us to make sure we are the right lawyers for your case.
If you have... Read More
You have 2 years from the incident date to file a lawsuit or it is barred by the statute of limitations;
Do not post anything on social media about your case. Photos of you being active will be used against you by insurance companies and are powerful evidence in front of a jury for decreasing your recovery;
Do not make any... Read More