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
What is my Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Policy?
Once you suffer an injury in an automobile accident (bicycle or being hit by vehicle counts as well), your auto-insurance policy will pay $15,000 towards medical treatment reasonably related to the curative treatment of your injuries.
You may have a higher policy, but it depends on your plan. Very few insurance companies provide... Read More
Were you hit by a drunk or impaired driver?
Our knowledge of the criminal court system, police investigations, national highway traffic and safety training, field sobriety testing, breath or blood testing and retrograde extrapolation is an extreme value on cases where someone has been hit and injured by an drunk/impaired driver. We are familiar with blood alcohol issues such as... Read More