Tag: personal injury law
We appreciate that you have taken the time to read this book. You are going through a very difficult time in your life, and we know that you have a lot going on. We very much hope you have found this book helpful, as our primary goal was to help educate you about Oregon wrongful… 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
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
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
What exactly is a “wrongful death”?
Wrongful death is when a negligent, reckless, or intentional act by a person or company causes the death of another. Murder would certainly qualify, but so would a car crash, even if the bad driver who caused the death did not mean to hurt anyone, but was merely careless. Common Circumstances of Wrongful Death Include:… 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
Personal Injury Lawyer: Write an Injury Claim Demand Letter
One of the most difficult tasks that people encounter when involved in a personal injury case is putting together a demand letter. A demand letter is, essentially, a letter expressly stating a legal right and an amount due as reasonable compensation for injuries to person and/or property. In most cases, this task will be handled… read more
What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
What is a broken arm worth? How about a bulging vertebral disc that causes nerve pain down the arm for six months until surgery fixes it? What if the surgery doesn’t work? Unfortunately, there is no concrete science on how to determine how much an injury case is worth since each case is as different… read more
Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) After a Car Crash
Many different things can cause PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and car crashes are a very common one. It is normal after a traumatic experience to feel frightened, overwhelmed, and in most cases these feelings go away with time and life returns to normal. Treating PTSD after a car crash can be just as important as… read more
What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ mean in a Personal Injury Case?
Many people may not know about the definition of “pain and suffering” in the context of personal injury law. Another important point is how pain and suffering it is calculated for the damages in a claim. The two types of pain and suffering are physical and mental. Physical pain and suffering is the actual pain… read more