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Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. Under Oregon law, if someone causes you harm through a careless action, they are responsible for the harm they caused.
In a personal injury case, there are two types of harm that individuals can be compensated for: monetary and non-monetary. Although non-monetary harms are not as easily calculable as medical bills or lost wages, they often constitute the greatest harm of any injury claim.
What can an attorney do?
Pursuing a personal injury claim can be complex. Proving that another person’s negligent or intentional actions caused your injury requires thorough review of evidence, such as medical bills and doctor’s visits, careful communication with insurance companies and other professionals, and deep knowledge of Oregon personal injury law. An attorney specializing in personal injury has the expertise to help you navigate the complexities of your case. And if your case must go to trial, an attorney will be indispensable.
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What’s Personal Injury?
One of the most common causes of personal injury is a car accident. Drivers who are intoxicated, distracted, speeding, or intentionally reckless present a danger to everyone on the road. If their actions cause harm to another driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian or cyclist, they may be held legally responsible. If you have questions about injuries acquired in any of following types of car accidents in or near Portland, Albany, or Corvallis, an attorney can provide answers:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Premises liability is the notion that a business or individual who invites someone onto their property has a responsibility to provide a certain degree of safety to their guests. Premises liability cases can be caused by a range of circumstances, including snow or water left on walkways, defective electrical wiring, shoddy materials, building code violations, or poor construction. Common premises liability injuries resulting from such circumstances include:
An Oregon personal injury attorney can answer your questions and help you pursue a claim if necessary.
Food poisoning, also referred to as foodborne illness, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. Although it’s quite unpleasant, food poisoning isn’t unusual. In fact, according to the CDC, one in six Americans will contract some form of food poisoning every year. Caused by bacteria, parasites, or viruses, food poisoning can happen to anyone, but those at special risk are children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems. Symptoms can vary depending on the source of infection, but typically include at least three of the following:
When food poisoning is caused by the negligence of an individual or a business, the negligent actor may be held liable. An Oregon personal injury lawyer can answer your questions.
Police misconduct refers to ill-appropriated conduct and/or illegal actions taken by police officers in connection to their official duties. Police misconduct can lead to the miscarriage of justice and can involve discrimination, illegal motives of segregation, and obstruction of justice. Our police misconduct attorneys represent victims whose constitutional rights have been violated, and we have expertise in litigating cases involving all forms of police misconduct, including:
Dog Bites/Animal Attacks
Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dogs do not harm others; whether that means they keep their dog on a leash at all times, place them in a confined area when guests visit, or properly warn others that their dog may be dangerous. Oregon law recognizes that a dog bite is often the fault of the dog’s owner, and that the owners should be responsible for paying compensation to the victim. In cases where the dog owner knew of the dog’s proclivity for violence, the owner should be held strictly liable. If you’ve been the victim of a serious dog bite, you may be entitled to receive compensation for:
Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse
Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity that you do not want and do not agree to; any form of sexual activity that forces you to participate in unwanted sexual contact is considered a sexual assault. Although all forms of sexual assault are crimes, only a small percentage of them are reported to law enforcement. If you or a loved one has been the victim of any of the below crimes, please contact us today:
What Makes Us Different
With over 70 years of collective legal and trial experience, our personal injury lawyers will answer your questions at no cost, help point you in the right direction, or if need be, represent you and your personal injury claim in court. A successful claim requires a lawyer who understands the intricacies of a personal injury case, ranging from thoroughly investigating the claim to understanding the state-by-state regulations for filing.
Finding a reputable personal injury law firm with attorneys who are understanding, compassionate, and willing to fight on your behalf is essential. When choosing a law firm to handle your personal injury case, look for:
- Experience you can trust
- Specialty in personal injury litigation
- Satisfied clients
- Fair fee structure
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Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. Under Oregon law, if someone causes you harm through a careless action, they are responsible for the harm they caused. In a personal injury case, there are two types of harms that individuals can be compensated for: monetary and non-monetary. Although non-monetary harms are not as easily calculable as medical bills or lost wages, they often constitute the greatest harm of any injury claim.