Personal Injury Attorney in Portland, Oregon
Committed and Experienced Personal Injury Representation
After a personal injury, there is no guarantee that you will receive the compensation you deserve that can cover all the costs of the accident. Fighting for a fair settlement is especially hard when you are in poor health after your accident. Thankfully, you do not have to do it by yourself.
Here at Wallace Law Firm, P.C., in Portland, Oregon,, also serving Eugene, Salem, and the surrounding areas, I offer my clients a unique approach to legal representation. I make sure my clients know exactly what is happening in their case, and what they can expect to happen. I never leave my clients in the dark while I advocate for them. I want to help you secure the best possible outcome in your claim, and I have the skills and experience to prove negligence in your claim.
How to Pursue a Claim
Personal injury torts can encompass many types of claims or lawsuits. They are largely divided into two types of actions: negligent or intentional. Some examples of these include car accidents, professional malpractice, and dangerous settings caused by careless property owners.
For proving negligence, you need to establish:
A duty owed to you – Most people only owe you the duty to act reasonably.
Breach of duty – Did they act reasonably, or did they owe you a greater duty?
Causation – A breach of their duty must have caused a negative outcome.
Proximity – Negative outcomes must be close in time, space, or expected result.
Injury – The result must be a type of harm our society recognizes.
Damages – Economic losses include medical bills, lost wages, and property; noneconomic is the infamous pain and suffering.
Let me review your unique situation to gather the supporting evidence you need in your personal injury claim. When the compensation you receive for your injuries can define how well you recover from your accident, do not settle for less when it comes to what you can earn.
Experienced Guidance in Maximizing Your Settlement
When people get hurt because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, they often have the same questions for lawyers: “What’s my case worth?” or “How much do you think we could get?” The truth is, attorneys are not divine wizards who can conjure up money or the unknown. No jury or insurance company hands over a million dollars unless a devastating tragedy has occurred.
Working from my Portland, Oregon, law firm, I know that your injury, job status, and culpability of the person who caused it all define the scope of your settlement, as well as the nature and course of your medical treatment.
When it comes to securing the best possible settlement in your compensation claim, there are four rules that you should follow:
Get treated immediately after the accident and request diagnostic images – injuries may take a while to manifest, but do not wait else it’ll become “preexisting.”
Do not rush the process for treatment or settlement – the worst you can do is close out your claim before you know what it’s worth.
Keep track of expenses, and any lost wages; your job now is to get better, and if work is not an option, there are ways to receive income.
Find an attorney you can trust. Not every lawyer puts in the same effort in a personal injury claim, so make sure the one you choose is dedicated to your well-being.
I can help you follow these steps and avoid critical mistakes that could jeopardize your settlement. My experience can become your advantage in your compensation claim.
Contact an Attorney You Can Count On
When you need help from an Oregon attorney after your personal injury, reach out to someone you can rely on. If you live in Portland, Eugene, Salem, or the surrounding areas, contact my office to schedule your initial consultation and begin your compensation claim today.