Tag: Car Accident
The Oregon Litigation Process
Here are some highlights of what you can expect a Portland wrongful death lawyer to do in a typical case. This is only a selection; there is much more, but since every case is different, we have singled out some of the more common tasks so you can get a flavor. Preserve all evidence: take… read more
If your loved one had life insurance, that policy should pay separately from any wrongful death claim. People usually name specific beneficiaries in their life insurance policies. If the life insurance policy does name specific beneficiaries, then the life insurance company should pay those claims. Some people also have Accidental Death clauses added to their… read more
Insurance Policy Limits Oregon
Every insurance policy has limits. This is the maximum amount that the insurance company will have to pay. Automobile insurance limits are typically quoted as two numbers with a slash between them. For example, as of this writing, ORS 806.070 requires that an automobile policy issued in Oregon must have liability limits of at least… read more
Liability Insurance and Policy Limits
Every driver in Oregon is required to have liability insurance. Liability insurance is meant to protect you if you are legally responsible for an automobile accident. It is also a possible source of compensation in a Portland wrongful death case resulting from a car crash because the deceased person’s family can bring a claim against… read more
Choosing the Venue
“Venue” means where a lawsuit is filed. The options are Federal Court or State Court, and then within the State Court system, a particular county must be chosen. This is a complicated decision that depends upon the specific details of your case, but here’s an overview of why “where” is very important. In general, State… read more
The Defense Will Disparage the Life of Your Loved One
Much of the other side’s case will be based on trying to show that the decedent’s life was not worth all that much. This is a harsh aspect of our legal system. Your lawyer will be showing that the deceased person was a human being who lived a full life, loved and was loved in… read more
This is a Commitment – Are You Ready?
You may be surprised to read this in a post written by lawyers who focus on personal injury and wrongful death claims, but a wrongful death claim is NOT for everyone. It will require a commitment of both time and energy – probably yours – to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. We write “probably yours,” because… read more
How much will it cost me to hire a Personal Injury law firm?
After all of the pain, suffering, and confusion involved in an accident or injury, it can be disheartening to consider the cost of hiring a law firm to represent you for your case. Fortunately, when you work with us, you will not have to worry about cost. We take our fees as a simple percentage… read more
What happens if I was injured by someone who is uninsured or underinsured?
If you’ve been injured by someone who is uninsured or underinsured, it can be difficult to understand what your claim is worth under your policy. It can also be frustrating since your own insurance company will probably try to pay as little as possible on your claim—even if you have coverage for this type of… read more
What guarantee can my attorney offer me?
Accident cases are all different and there are dozens of variables involved in each and every case. For this reason, it is impossible to guarantee an outcome on your case. However, it is a fact that accident victims who use the services of a Personal Injury attorney receive, on average, more than 3 times the… read more