Have you been hurt in an accident in Hillsboro, OR? If so, you should consider hiring a Hillsboro personal injury lawyer to help you get money for your injuries.
The attorneys at Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers have been fighting for injured people in Hillsboro for the past 17 years. We give our clients individualized attention and legal advice so they can get paid. This helps them move on after a traumatic event. Our team routinely rejects lowball offers and recovers six-figure settlements for our clients.
Don’t waste your time with an unqualified lawyer who isn’t prepared to handle your case. Contact us online or call us today at (503) 272-8986 to schedule a free consultation and to discuss the details of your Hillsboro accident.
An accident can change your life forever. Whether you have suffered physical injuries, mental injuries, or both, it can take years to recover. Unfortunately for some, life will never fully return to normal. Tillmann Law helps our clients seek justice and hold negligent people responsible after an accident.
Our team of highly-experienced personal injury lawyers has recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We treat our clients as humans, not as numbers. That means we create a personalized strategy for everyone. As a result, Tillmann Law’s attorneys are recognized as National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Oregon Super Lawyers.
If you hire us to handle your Hillsboro personal injury case, you’ll get:
We know that we can’t change the past, but we can help set you up for a brighter future. Call our law firm to hear more about how we can help you after an accident in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Our office is only twenty miles or 30 minutes from Hillsboro. We are located in Downtown Portland, near the waterfront park. The quickest route from Hillsboro is to take US-26 E into the city.
Hillsboro is located on the outskirts of Portland, a major city in Oregon. It is the fifth-largest city in Oregon and has a population of over 106,000. As a result of the proximity and population, there are many personal injury accidents in Hillsboro.
For example, in 2021, a construction worker died after conducting a roof inspection during a heatwave. There is an open investigation into his employer to determine whether they are responsible for his death.
Car accidents are also particularly common in Hillsboro. In 2020, there were 954 car crashes in Hillsboro. 806 people were injured, and 4 people died. The most common cause of car accidents was angle accidents and rear-end collisions. While passenger vehicles (like sedans and SUVs) were the most common type of car involved in a crash, motorcycles were the second most common.
Given the business and development, we also see slip and fall and premises liability cases in Hillsboro. A man was injured recently after falling 30 feet from the iconic airplane home.
These are just a few examples of the types of accidents that are common in Hillsboro. Of course, many more accidents don’t make the headlines and are settled outside of the public view.
Some lawyers are limited to handling a particular type of case. We take many different types of personal injury cases in Hillsboro. This includes:
If you’ve been in a different type of accident, don’t worry. Our team is prepared to take on challenging and unusual cases as well as common ones. We understand that sometimes accidents are unexpected and don’t fit neatly into a box.
One of the first steps in your case is to calculate how much it’s worth. This includes totaling all types of damages. In Hillsboro, you can recover both economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury case.
Economic damages are monetary expenses related to an accident and injury. These are relatively straightforward to calculate as long as you have receipts and appropriate records. However, if your injury requires extensive medical care and ongoing treatment, it may take more time to calculate.
Economic damages can include:
Economic damages can also include any other monetary expense that arose because of an accident.
Non-economic damages are non-monetary losses associated with an accident. These are the psychological harms that accompany trauma and suffering an injury. While these damages are often emotional, the impact can be just as devastating as the physical injury itself.
In Hillsboro, you can claim money for:
Our Hillsboro personal injury attorneys will help you identify and calculate your non-economic damages, which may require the help of leading experts.
Negligence is when a person fails to use reasonable care and causes an accident. As a result of the accident, someone gets hurt and suffers damages.
There are four elements to a negligence claim. You must prove each element by a preponderance of the evidence to win your case. You can prove these elements by admitting evidence, including witness testimony, medical records, and photographs.
The elements of negligence are:
During a trial, the defendant will have the opportunity to offer their own evidence. They will use the evidence to argue that they are not responsible and you did not meet the burden of proof. As the plaintiff, you have the opportunity to rebut their evidence.
When you file a personal injury lawsuit, it’s common for the at-fault party to try and blame you for the accident. That’s how they try to get out of paying. We understand how to protect our clients from shared fault after an accident. However, if you are blamed for an accident, all hope is not lost. You may still have the chance to recover damages.
Oregon has a modified comparative negligence law. This means that you can recover damages as long as you are not more than 50% at fault for causing the accident. If you are 50% or less at fault but share some portion of the blame, your total award is reduced by that percentage.
For example, if the jury awards you $100,000 but concludes you are 20% at fault for an accident, you will receive $80,000.
Oregon has a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury cases. This means you must file a lawsuit within two years of the accident.
However, you should not wait until the last minute to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, your case will be dismissed, and you will not get another opportunity to file it. By hiring a lawyer immediately after an accident, you can make sure that you don’t miss the statute of limitations.
Most Hillsboro personal injury attorneys charge a contingency fee. A contingency fee is an arrangement where the lawyer takes a percentage of the final settlement or verdict. You and your lawyer will agree on the percentage before you sign the retainer agreement.
The contingency fee is taken directly from your settlement funds before your lawyer transfers the remainder to you. This means if the lawyer doesn’t win you any money, you don’t have to pay them anything. It also means that your lawyer will work hard on your case because if they don’t win, they won’t get paid.
Don’t spend any more time wondering if you are entitled to money for your injuries. Our Hillsboro personal injury lawyers are available to give you legal advice and fight for what you deserve. Going through a traumatic accident is stressful, but our team at Tillmann Law is here to help. Call us to schedule a free consultation today.