Personal Injury FAQs

Economic and Non-Economic Damages In a Personal Injury Case

Economic and Non-Economic Damages In a Personal Injury Case

When it comes to a personal injury case, there are two basic forms of “damages” a client may recover: economic and non-economic damages. Some lawyers will refer to them as “general” or “special” damages, but the correct names are economic and non-economic damages. In rare circumstances, punitive damages are available as well. So, what exactly […]

What is Discovery in a Personal Injury Case?

What is Discovery in a Personal Injury Case?

The legal version of discovery is actually kind of close to the everyday meaning of the word. Think of it like this: when an Oregon personal injury attorney “discovers” evidence in a case, he or she shares it with the opposing party. Discovery was put in place to help ensure a fair, speedy, and less expensive trial. […]

How Do I Calculate Lost Wages?

How Do I Calculate Lost Wages?

Let’s say you’ve been involved in a serious accident, and it wasn’t your fault. However, as a result of the accident, you’re not going to be able to work again for a very long time. The doctor says “maybe never.” How do you go about calculating how much you and your family are going to […]

Will Being in Bankruptcy Affect My Portland Personal Injury Case?

Will Being in Bankruptcy Affect My Portland Personal Injury Case?

If you’re filing a personal injury claim in Oregon, and you have recently filed for bankruptcy, you should let your Portland personal injury attorney know from the very beginning that you have also filed for bankruptcy. This way, your personal injury lawyer can work with your bankruptcy lawyer to ensure you receive some of the money […]

What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Child Injury Claim?

What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Child Injury Claim?

The statute of limitations in Oregon child injury claims can be complex. Oregon Revised Statute 12.160 stipulates that the time available to file a claim for such an injury cannot start until age 18. However, that time limit will never extend past 5 years. Unfortunately, the time limit cannot be extended beyond the child’s 19th birthday. As you can […]

Will I Get a Quick Settlement for My Personal Injury Case?

Will I Get a Quick Settlement for My Personal Injury Case?

Actually, it’s easy to get a quick settlement for a personal injury case. 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 to get the full amount that your […]

Can I Get Rich From a Portland Lawsuit?

Can I Get Rich From a Portland Lawsuit?

Oregon Personal Injury Law Questions and Answers If you are looking for a get-rich quick scheme, filing a personal injury lawsuit is not the way to do it. The job of an excellent personal injury attorney is to fight for justice by making sure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries and losses, not to make […]

How Much is My Oregon Personal Injury Claim Worth?

How Much is My Oregon Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Be wary of any lawyer who tries to tell you how much your personal injury case is worth during your first phone call or meeting. Until your lawyer has reviewed all of your medical records, seen photos of your car, spoken to witnesses, read the police reports, etc, he/she will have no idea what your […]