Understanding Personal Injury Law in
Personal injury law in Oregon covers physical, mental, and financial injury that results from another person’s actions. If you are injured by another person’s negligence, you are entitled to reparations for your pain and loss.
But the road to getting the compensation to which you are legally entitled is all too often filled with roadblocks. Insurance companies, manipulating the complex processes of our legal justice system, conspire to confuse and intimidate even the savviest person at what is already an uncertain and stressful time.
At times like these, I will be an experienced advocate to help ease your worries, communicate the process and your options in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner, and protect your rights throughout the process.
My areas of personal injury law practice include:
Personal injury cases, including automobile accidents.
If you have sustained an injury as a result of being involved in an automobile accident, I can assist in making certain that the insurance companies involved are following the law and handling your case fairly.
Pedestrian (vs. car) accident.
Portland’s roadways are becoming busier all the time, and incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles happen frequently. If you are involved in one of these, I will assist with making sure your rights are protected and you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
Uninsured/underinsured motorist cases.
Cases involving uninsured or underinsured motorists can be very complex. I will assure that your case is not caught in an endless game of responsibility shifting by other parties or your own insurance company.
Bicycle (vs. car) accidents.
The determination of liability in cases involving collisions between bicycles and automobiles can often be confusing. I will make certain that Oregon traffic laws and any resulting insurance claims are handled and enforced properly.
Unsafe premises cases.
If you are injured due to dangerous conditions or safety hazards created on another person’s property, I will help in evaluating whether you may have a premises liability claim, and how to pursue compensation.
Even the most experienced and diligent motorcycle rider can be seriously injured by a negligent driver or road hazard. I will help make certain you recover full and fair compensation, whether it be by settlement or by trial.
Insurance Litigation/Personal Injury Protection (PIP) cases.
Insurance companies will often attempt to find ways to limit paying claims on your legally mandated personal injury protection. I will protect your rights and make sure that the insurance companies involved pay their portion of your medical bills.
Automobile accidents involving drunk drivers.
Being victimized by an impaired driver is a brutal, life altering experience. The recklessness of a drunk driver can impact you and your loved ones in so many ways-you will lose wages from time away from work, your future earning ability can be diminished by your injuries, and the costs, pain and suffering of injuries and rehabilitation can be massive. I will be your advocate to make certain you recover the costs of your medical bills, and can pursue receiving fair compensation from all parties who contributed to the negligence of the impaired driver.