Do Not Wait to seek Medical Treatment if you were Injured in an Accident

When you are in a car crash, your own insurance will pay all of your medical bills for a year after the crash, up at at least $15,000.  This is called “personal injury protection” or PIP, and every Oregon auto policy is required to have this coverage. Neither the insurance company nor a jury will […]

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Not Telling your Attorney these 5 Things Could Wreck your Case

If you hire a lawyer, or are considering hiring a lawyer, for your personal injury claim, it is important to recognize that this will become a long-term, important relationship.  This means you need to be honest and open with your attorney at all times. Here are several things your attorney will need to know during […]

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3 More Common Myths you may have Heard from Friends, Relatives or Well-meaning Neighbors

Myth 4: You should get a fast settlement TRUTH: Actually, it’s easy to get a fast settlement.  What’s unusual is a fast and fair settlement.  The insurance companies love fast settlements, because if you are in a rush, they know they will be able to settle for pennies on the dollar.  But if you want […]

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3 Common Myths you may have Heard from Friends, Relatives or Well-meaning Neighbors

Myth 1: You need a lawyer for every accident. TRUTH: Absolutely not.  Many accidents do not require a lawyer at all.  You may end up with more money in your pocket if you settle the case yourself.  But only if you understand the process. If you’ve done some negotiating before (and almost everyone has) use […]

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Don’t be Tricked by the other Insurance Company!

You should definitely communicate with your own insurance company’s adjuster, but the insurance adjuster for the other driver’s insurance will probably be more difficult to deal with it.  Here are some of the tricks the insurance adjuster will use to try and make you settle your case for an unfair amount. 1. Pretending to be […]

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