Personal Injury

Personal injury claims are very complicated, especially if you are not informed about Oregon laws. A Portland personal injury lawyer will file your case and help you achieve the best possible outcome. 

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Portland Legal Group: Personal Injury

Most personal injury claims need sufficient evidence and in-depth legal knowledge. Without extensive legal experience in personal injury claims, you might not get compensated for the damages you have suffered. This is because insurance companies play hardball when it comes to compensating victims. They aim to offer you the bare minimum, even when you deserve so much more.

An experienced Portland personal injury lawyer knows how to handle insurance companies and will ensure you get the compensation you deserve. At Portland Legal Group, we have highly skilled attorneys that can navigate the complex world of personal injury claims and get you what you deserve.

What can Affect a Personal Injury Claim?

Every personal injury claim is unique since the facts and circumstances surrounding a personal injury claim vary. Here are some common factors that can influence the value of your personal injury claim in Portland.

What can Affect a Personal Injury Claim?

Every personal injury claim is unique since the facts and circumstances surrounding a personal injury claim vary. Here are some common factors that can influence the value of your personal injury claim in Portland.

Type of Injury

The type of injuries suffered significantly influences the value of a claim. If you launch a successful personal injury claim, you will be awarded compensation for what is referred to as “suffering, pain, and loss of amenity.” Courts give settlements that reflect a reasonable, fair, and just figure for the injuries you have suffered. Of course, the injuries you suffered affected your ability to go about your life. This means that the severity and type of injury you suffer are crucial factors in determining how much your claim is worth. 

Injuries that result in a permanent disability, like amputation, tend to cost more. You should be compensated for all your physical pain, including the damage to your body. Even though every case is unique, the state of Oregon has specific laws on personal injury claims. At Portland Legal Group, we have highly experienced attorneys specializing in personal injury claims. We have represented many claimants and know what it takes to win a case in Portland. 

Cost of Medical Expenses

One of the most crucial factors in a personal injury case is receiving effective medical care. However, getting treated for injuries can be very costly and affects your finances. Oregon laws stipulate that no personal injury case should be settled before the claimant has reached a stable medical condition or maximum medical improvement. We will help you understand exactly how much your claim will cost, including medical bills and other expenses. 

Our experienced team of legal experts will also advise you on the best steps to take when negotiating compensation. We do everything in our power to ensure you are compensated for every penny you have spent on medical bills and recovery. Contact us today for a legal evaluation of your personal injury claim in Portland.

Impact on Your Finances

The level of damage the accident caused to your finances also influences the value of a personal injury claim. Keep in mind that the purpose of personal injury compensation is to help you get back to where you would have been had the accident not happened. This means that what you get as compensation reflects the future of the accident on your finances. The most common factor used in determining financial damages is whether or not the injuries affected your ability to work. If you had to stop working and generating income due to the injuries, the value of a personal injury claim would be higher. 

Catastrophic injuries can leave you confined to one place and unable to do anything productive. Such injuries result in costly compensation claims. Any loss you incur due to the accident should be included in your compensation. In some circumstances, courts may award what is known as provisional damages. These damages are awarded when there is sufficient proof that the victim might develop a disease or suffer serious deterioration in the future as a result of the accident. 

Such future losses are also incorporated when calculating the value of your claim. We have highly skilled attorneys that will strive to ensure you get compensated for damages. Therefore, if you have suffered significant financial damages from an accident, get in touch with our team today for legal advice. 

What Is Personal Injury Law?

Also referred to as “tort” law, personal injury law allows injured people to file a claim against negligent parties for their injuries. If you sustain any injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, the Oregon law allows you to pursue compensation for any damages you have suffered. Generally, claimants file for compensation for damages like:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering.

While compensation cannot replace your health or the physical damages you have suffered, it helps reduce the financial load of the injury. Besides, it helps hold the responsible party liable for their actions. Under Oregon laws, a person is eligible to file a claim against an individual or institution liable for damages. Mostly, personal injury lawsuits are settled outside the courtroom when the claimant negotiates a settlement with the defendant. Remember that personal injury applies to any injury sustained by a person or entity due to another party’s reckless behavior, negligence, or action. Portland Legal Group has dedicated personal injury attorneys that will represent you in court and negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company. 

How To Know If You Have a Strong Personal Injury Case

If you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an accident caused by another person’s carelessness, you may wonder if you have a personal injury claim. The Oregon personal injury law states that a case might meet three basic requirements to recover monetary compensation. The three basic requirements are: 

  1. Prove negligence from the responsible party
    If the accident occurred due to a person’s carelessness or negligence, you have a personal injury case. For instance, if a drunk truck driver crashed into an innocent motorist’s car due to intoxication, the truck driver, under Oregon law, is considered negligent. Our attorneys will help prove negligence in court and get you higher compensation. 
  1. Negligence led to personal injury
    You must also prove that the at-fault party’s negligence caused the personal injury. From the previous example, if the innocent motorist sustained a severe head injury or a broken arm due to the accident, the truck driver’s carelessness will be considered to have resulted in personal injury. The truck driver will be held responsible for any damages.
  1. The personal injury resulted in harm (compensatory damages)
    In this example, if the innocent motorist’s severe head injuries and broken arm resulted in lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering, the injury will be considered to have caused compensatory damages. These damages should be compensated for the injured party as they impacted their lives negatively. Remember that compensatory damages play a key role in determining the value of your personal injury claim. The more the damages, the higher the claim.

Why Hire Personal Injury Attorneys From Portland Legal Group?

Portland Legal Group has been representing personal injury victims for so many years. We have established a unique reputation as a reliable and trustworthy law firm that people can trust with their cases. Here are a few reasons why we are the best you can get in Oregon. 

  • Expansive legal knowledge: As mentioned earlier, Portland Legal Group has been in operation for so many years. We have a highly dedicated team of attorneys that guarantees a positive outcome. Getting involved in an accident can make it challenging for you to deal with your claim objectively. Our experienced and skilled personal injury attorneys will offer extensive legal knowledge to help you understand how to handle the case. We have a crisp understanding of Oregon personal injury law and will help you get suitable compensation. 
  • Shrewd negotiating skills: Our attorneys are also excellent negotiators. We know that you have incurred so many losses due to the accident and will negotiate suitable compensation for your damages. When you retain our experienced personal injury attorneys, we handle negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. A strong legal representation from our attorneys increases the chances of larger settlements. Our lawyers hone their negotiating skills in law schools and have many years of experience practicing law. Therefore, if you are looking for top negotiators in your personal injury case in Portland, we are the firm to go for! 
  • We even the playing field: At-fault parties and insurance companies often aggressively defend against personal injury claims. If you decide to defend yourself, you will face an experienced team of defense attorneys that dwindle your hopes of getting compensated. Their attorneys have much more legal knowledge because they have been practicing law for years. When you hire our dedicated personal injury attorneys, you level the playing field. We have what it takes to handle the defense legal team and increase your chances of getting maximum compensation. 

Unlike other law firms, Portland Legal Group will prioritize your case and put the best lawyers on it. No matter the type of your case, we will do everything to win it for you. We are here to make your life easier, especially after getting involved in an accident. We know you have suffered losses and our attorneys will do everything to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our team today.

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Alexander and his staff were a pleasure to work with. He took care of my personal injury case with case. He provided me comfort during a difficult time. His staff is extremely knowledgeable and kind. I would definitely hire him in the future for all my legal needs.
Markin Amore
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Absolutely a great experience working with everyone in the office! Alexander, Evelyn and Levon were very quick to respond and assisted me with each question I had. Definitely would recommend this firm!
Adlin Yabandeh
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Very professional and very punctual with deadlines. They took great care of my case and made me feel at ease through out the whole process.
Alise B.
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I called Portland Legal Group on December 24th of 2019, and Alexander McTarian actually answered the phone! I was very surprised that he gave me some really Great Advice, and wished me Merry Christmas. I was able to look this business up and file a complaint! Thank you Attorney McTarian!
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By far the best experience I’ve had professionally when dealing with something major, such as an accident ! I wanna thank you guys from Alex to Evelyn from the bottom of my heart for really being patient and showing me you guys were really on my side. Communication is key and that’s what was displayed this whole time and I love that. Alex really iis amazing and gets the job done. Thank you guys