Personal Injury FAQs

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 […]

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. […]