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
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
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
Most cases settle before trial. Trials are stressful and risky. So why do we recommend you hire a seasoned trial lawyer if you don’t want to go to trial? It is simple. Insurance companies keep tabs on the lawyers that go to trial. The moment a client comes into our firm, we work the case up like it will... Read More
A contingency fee agreement is the typical fee agreement in a personal injury case. This arrangement means a lawyer is not paid unless you make a monetary recovery. It also incentivizes the lawyer to build up the case as much as possible. A few of the advantages of a contingency fee are as follows:
You have little to no upfront... Read More