Filing an Oregon Injury Lawsuit

Have you been involved in an accident at your workplace and have suffered an injury because of it?  Did you suffer an injury in a traffic accident that was caused by the reckless behavior of another motorist?  Or do you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice and have suffered injuries due to the fault of a physician or other hospital employee?

If you said “Yes” to any of these questions, then you will need to get all the information that you can regarding personal injury lawsuits and you should also consider filing an Oregon injury lawsuit.  You can always find a great deal of information online about personal injury and injury lawsuits like the kind of information you will find here, but ultimately the best place to get information regarding your own particular circumstances is to speak with a personal injury attorney.

The great thing about personal injury attorneys is that they are highly experienced in this kind of lawsuit, and there are a great deal of qualified personal injury attorneys working in the State of Oregon.  It’s always a good idea to speak with several attorneys when you are considering retaining one for your personal injury claim.  You will be able to receive a variety of opinions and advice regarding your case and you will also have an opportunity to get a feel for them personally and see if you feel like you could be comfortable working with them.

Another great reason to talk to a variety of attorneys when you’ve been involved in an accident and need a personal injury lawyer is because you can determine which attorney will be more affordable for you.  When looking for a personal injury attorney, you will find that most of them do not charge for an initial meeting.  That means it costs you absolutely nothing to look for and vet any potential attorneys you feel might be good for your case.

The most affordable option for you is to find a personal injury attorney who will work on a contingency basis.  What this means is that the attorney that you retain to work on your case will do so for a pre-determined percentage of any monies that you receive as a judgment if you go through a trial, or as a settlement if your cases doesn’t go through a trial or doesn’t go all the way through the end of a trial.

If you can’t find an attorney to take your case on a contingency basis, be wary.  You will need to adequately understand their fee structure, if they charge hourly or by a flat fee, and also what expenses you might be responsible for paying.  Expenses are wholly different from attorney fees and you could end up paying for:

  • Document copies
  • Faxing, copying and other administrative expenses
  • Legal research
  • Court costs, including filing fees
  • Expert witness/investigator fees

In the end, the most important thing that you want to know is that you can afford your personal injury claim and you will not undergo any unnecessary stress due to your Oregon injury lawsuit.