Tag: oregon accident attorneys
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
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
Possible Beneficiaries In An Oregon Wrongful Death Case
When we wrote our first legal book, Seven Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case, we were very careful to write it simply, with a minimum of technical “legal speak.” The idea was to write a book that would help non-lawyers settle their own cases, or decide if a lawyer was warranted. This… read more
The McDonald’s Coffee Case—A Myth Explained
There seems to be more and more criticism of personal injury lawsuits. People have tried to claim compensation for some very frivolous injuries. We hate frivolous lawsuits more than anyone. We make our living pursuing justice in the courts, and frivolous lawsuits give the courts and justice a bad name. Most personal injury suits are… read more
Meeting with and Choosing Your Attorney
Choosing a lawyer is of course a crucial step in the process. You should interview several lawyers, and you should ask them hard questions. Take notes, and feel free to bring a trusted friend or relative with you. But do be aware that the presence of a friend may negate the confidentiality of the meeting,… read more
Hiring a Lawyer or Other Professional to Serve as Personal Representative
Sometimes a judge may appoint a personal representative who is not a beneficiary. When this happens, the person appointed is usually a professional who does this sort of thing for a living, often a lawyer. Because it’s a job, the person gets paid. This is usually done when the only beneficiaries are all under 18,… read more
Who Should I Talk to After The Wrongful Death of a Loved One
After the death of a loved one, many people say that they can’t find anyone who will talk about the death directly. Maybe it’s because people are scared, or maybe they think they are protecting your feelings, but whatever the reason, it can be difficult to find someone who will speak clearly and directly about… 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
Is your attorney available to meet with you personally?
Surprisingly, some personal injury attorneys don’t make themselves available to meet with their clients and only send out their liaisons to collect your information. Generally this means that they are not invested in your case and that you will not receive the best representation possible. At our firm, we care about our clients. We care… read more