How To Gain Pain & Suffering Reimbursement For Emotional Distress
In personal injury claims, the phrase “pain and suffering” describes a combination of the physical pain and emotional distress a victim suffers due to the accident and their injury. Emotional distress may be one of the most difficult injuries to prove in court and to insurance companies. Unlike a broken arm, there are no X-rays… read more
Top 5 Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury cases can be very complex and can undergo numerous phases in order to reach a conclusion including investigations, negotiations, arbitration or trial. Initially, clients who have been hurt, at no fault of their own, assume the liable party’s insurance will pay to have their property and injuries restored to pre-accident condition. This is not the case…. read more
Changes To Oregon PIP Insurance – New Law Coming in 2016!
In 2016, Oregon Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) insurance will undergo several significant changes which will benefit Oregon drivers who are injured in serious auto or pedestrian accidents. The new law, Oregon Senate Bill 411, will take effect on January 1, 2016, and change the applicable timeframe to seek Oregon PIP insurance reimbursement and how/when economic… read more
9 Ways to Avoid Getting Duped by Insurance Company Settlement Tactics… And Recover For Your Injuries
We’ve become very familiar with radio and TV ads portraying the friendly insurance agent…. your dear friend….. interested in watching out for only you. Yet faced with an injury claim, the reality is a bit different. Insurance companies are not your friends, and like a sneaky fox, should not be trusted. It is important to understand their… read more
New Advances in Spinal Cord Injury Treatments Offer Hope
Now, unlike ever before, new methods of treatment show promise for rehabilitating paralyzed patients with spinal cord injury. A variety of methods – some available now and others on the horizon – have people rethinking prognosis, including the probability of restoring movement and other body functions. Today I’d like to review some of the major advancements in… read more
What is my personal injury case worth?
When I meet with a client for the first time to review details of their personal injury case, I am inevitably asked, “What is my personal injury case worth?” This is a complex question that is not easily answered. Determining the potential value of a personal injury case requires thoughtful evaluation and gathering of facts… read more
Accident Settlement Mistakes Insurance Companies Hope You Make!
Insurance companies are not your friends, they are in the business to make money. In fact, they are actually hoping you make vital mistakes after a car accident that could be detrimental to your insurance claim. Ever wonder what those mistake are?
Hit By A Drunk Driver? Why You Need a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Why You Need an Oregon Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer By: Travis Mayor Let’s face it. Drunk drivers kill and injure other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians at an alarming rate. Despite decades of anti-drunk driving campaigns and public safety awareness, drunk driving is still a big problem in Oregon and throughout the nation. The cost of… read more
Portland Car Accident Jury Awards $95,720 & Attorney Fees
I recently prevailed in a 4-day Portland car accident jury trial in Multnomah County, against a driver insured by GEICO. The case arose out of an intersection collision in NE Portland when our client’s vehicle was t-boned as she was on her way to pick up her children at school. The Portland car accident resulted… read more
Oregon Permissive Driver Case – Ruling Reversed & Legal Fees Awarded
As a follow up to our recent victory against GEICO Insurance in the disputed Oregon permissive driver case, Robert Ma v. GEICO Casualty Company, the Oregon Court of Appeals awarded our client his attorney fees in the amount of $50,000. GEICO’s decision to save a few dollars by wrongfully denying our client his collision related… read more