Personal Injury FAQs

What Should I Disclose to My Personal Injury Lawyer?

What Should I Disclose to My Personal Injury Lawyer?

Telling your lawyer about your current injuries and about injuries from the past is an essential part to your client-attorney relationship. In order to prepare a proper defense, your attorney needs to know the complete truth about your medical history. For instance, if you’ve come to an attorney after an Oregon car-collision, and your back […]

How Can I Pay My Medical Bills After a Car Crash?

How Can I Pay My Medical Bills After a Car Crash?

Use your Personal Injury Protection, through your own auto insurance policy – then get the at-fault driver’s insurance to reimburse PIP for you.  In Oregon, every automobile insurance policy must include “Personal Injury Protection,” also known as “PIP. If you get an injury “arising out of the use, maintenance, or occupancy of a motor vehicle,” […]

What Can I Do If I’m Not Happy With My Lawyer?

What Can I Do If I’m Not Happy With My Lawyer?

Your lawyer is supposed to do everything he or she can to help you win your case. The accident was not your fault. Your PIP has run out. You have medical bills. Collectors are starting to call. And you’re still in pain. You need help. You’re scared. What do you do? First of all, you’re absolutely correct in […]

What’s the Difference Between a Trial Lawyer and Settlement Lawyer?
What Does a Good Personal Injury Attorney Do?

What Does a Good Personal Injury Attorney Do?

We can’t speak for other lawyers, but here is what we do for our clients: 1. A Good Personal Injury Lawyer Stays Focused on You. This includes: educating you about the process listening to your whole story during an initial meeting that can take a few hours asking probing questions to make sure we get the whole story, […]

What’s the Difference Between a Crash and an Accident?

What’s the Difference Between a Crash and an Accident?

When discussing a personal injury, the difference between the words “crash” and “accident” can have a big impact on your case. But the definitions are not that different according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary Accident: an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance Crash: a breaking to pieces by or as if by collision Insurance companies […]

What Are Policy Limits in a Personal Injury Case?

What Are Policy Limits in a Personal Injury Case?

Oregon accident policy limits are the maximum amount of money an insurance company will ever have to pay any injured person in the event of an accident. So, this greatly affects your case because it’s the maximum amount of money you can demand from the insurance company, no matter what your injuries are. What happens when you […]

What are punitive damages for a personal injury case?

What are punitive damages for a personal injury case?

Punitive damages in a personal injury case are used as a means to punish the wrongdoer, or defendent. It is used as a supplemental form of compensation if a judge determines that other forms (such as non-economic or economic damages) are not enough. Punitive damages for a personal injury case are usually awarded in special cases, and […]