What is the Average Car Accident Settlement?
When we meet with new clients who have been injured in a car accident, one of the first things they ask us is how much their case is worth. Car accident victims are understandably concerned about how they will pay their expensive medical bills, especially if they have had to recover and take time off… read more
What is the Difference Between a Crash and an Accident?
When discussing a personal injury case, the difference between the words “accident” and “crash” can have a significant impact. But the actual definitions of those words are not that different. According to Merriam-Webster, an accident is an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance. A crash involves breaking to pieces by or as if… read more
Do Insurance Companies Pay for Pain and Suffering?
After suffering a severe injury, victims often experience emotional distress related to their physical injuries. Most personal injury accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence and could have been prevented had the defendant used more caution. Understandably, personal injury victims want to recover compensation for the physical and mental injuries they have suffered.
What Qualifies as Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Claim?
Every day, Oregon residents become seriously injured in personal injury accidents that were entirely preventable. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured, you are probably suffering emotional health conditions as well as physical injuries. When people experience painful physical injuries, coping with the injuries can cause significant mental anguish. What recourse do… read more
Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in Oregon?
If you have been in a Portland car accident, you may be wondering what steps you have to take next. Are you legally required to report your car accident? Yes, under Oregon law, you must report your car accident when your car accident meets specific requirements. If you have been injured in an Oregon car… read more
Is Oregon a No-Fault State for Auto Insurance?
Car accidents occur every day in Oregon. Unfortunately, even the safest driver can become seriously injured by another negligent or reckless driver. It is best to be prepared when a car accident occurs and understand Oregon’s laws regarding who is liable to pay for car accident injuries. States are either at-fault or no-fault states when… read more
A Guide to Personal Injury Law in Oregon
Accidents happen, whether you’re walking down the street, out on a bike ride, or sitting in your car. But when you’re injured in an accident, it can change your entire life—sometimes permanently. And for the family members of victims who don’t survive their injuries, the pain will never go away.