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 recorded statements. When you speak to your insurance company and medical providers, be honest about the accident and how it has affected you.
Understand who to file a lawsuit and which county to file in. Some counties have jury pools that award more than other counties. Speak a lawyer about the best county for you;
Do not keep anything back from your lawyer. Your lawyer can help prepare for the problem before it becomes a disaster;
Prepare your case like it is going to trial;
Settlement is great…as long as it is not at a discount. A lawyer can help value your claim. The earlier you get started working with an attorney and the more forthcoming you are with your information, the faster you may see justice in your case. Be sure to follow your attorney’s instructions, ask questions if you do not understand something, and work with your attorney to move toward a successful resolution to your personal injury law issue;
Make sure you follow your treatment providers recommendations;
Do not sign any medical releases for the negligent driver’s insurance company to view your medical records until you are medically stationary; and
Do your homework and pick an established trial lawyer to represent you.
What do I need to do as soon as I am injured in an automobile accident?
Insurance companies will try to claim the accident is your fault or settle your case for as little as possible. Insurance companies know we won’t put up with these tactics or we’ll see them in trial. We will not be outworked and hold the resources... Read More
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 theory... 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 brought... Read More