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Tillmann Law

Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer

Aaron Tillmann Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer

Are you seeking help from an Oregon personal injury lawyer after an accident? If so, you’ve come to the right place. 

Tillmann Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer has recovered millions of dollars for clients hurt throughout Oregon. This money has helped them pay for medical bills, reimburse lost wages, and compensate for emotional suffering. 

Our Oregon personal injury attorney knows that life may be forever changed after a traumatic accident. That’s why we take a personalized approach in every case and never back down from a challenge.

Call our office at (503) 773-3333 to set up a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.

How Can Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After an Accident In Oregon?

How Can Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After an Accident In Oregon?

Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers can help you maximize your compensation after an accident in Oregon. Our Oregon personal injury lawyer is recognized by National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine. 

If you trust us with your case, we will: 

  • Calculate your damages 
  • Investigate the cause of the accident
  • Identify all liable parties
  • Explain your rights and how the law applies in your case
  • Collect evidence
  • Request records
  • File insurance claims
  • Negotiate with insurance companies 
  • File a personal injury lawsuit
  • Represent you in court

We will work hard to get a full settlement outside of court. However, we aren’t afraid to go to trial to fight for what you deserve. Our Oregon personal injury attorney is most concerned with getting clients the money they need to get their lives back.

Call our office to schedule a free consultation today.

What Types of Accidents Happen In Oregon?

Oregon’s population has grown significantly over the years. Today, more than four million people call Oregon home. 

This growth has brought development and increased tourism. However, more density also means a higher likelihood of getting hurt by someone else’s negligence.

Any type of accident can happen in Oregon. 

Based on our years of experience, we believe the following types of accidents are the most common: 

  • Car accidents 
  • Truck accidents 
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Defective products
  • Workplace injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Slip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Negligent security 
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Sports accidents 
  • Swimming pool accidents 

Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers have experience handling the toughest cases. We aren’t afraid of a challenge. If you have been hurt in any other type of accident in Oregon, don’t hesitate to call us for help.

What Is My Oregon Personal Injury Case Worth?

Your Oregon personal injury case is worth the total of your damages. Generally, people who have life-altering and permanent injuries will have higher case value than people who fully recover.

Some factors that will impact your case worth are:

  • The type of injury and if you are expected to recover
  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • The need for ongoing medical care or treatment 
  • Whether your injury has prevented you from working or will prevent you from working in the future
  • How the injury has affected your overall quality of life 
  • If there was property damage in the accident
  • If you suffered emotional harm
  • If you contributed to the accident or worsened your injuries
  • If there is an insurance policy in play 

Calculating your case value can be complicated. We will help you put a dollar figure to your case early in our work together. Ultimately, you may recover more or less money. However, your case value can help us guide negotiations and make sure that we recover everything you deserve.

What Compensation Can I Recover After an Accident In Oregon?

People who are hurt in an accident in Oregon can recover compensatory damages. Compensatory damages include economic damages and non-economic damages. These damages compensate a plaintiff for their actual or anticipated losses. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages are purely financial losses incurred because of an accident or the resulting injury. 

You can request economic damages for any monetary loss related to the accident, including:

  • Emergency medical bills
  • Transportation to the hospital
  • Follow-up doctor visits
  • Surgery costs 
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • In-home or residential nursing care
  • Transportation to and from doctors 
  • Lost wages 
  • Lost future earnings
  • Property damage 
  • Cost of medicine
  • Cost of medical devices (like a wheelchair)

We will prove your economic damages through bills, invoices, credit card statements, pay stubs, and other evidence. It will be easier to recover if you keep all of your documentation from the beginning of the case.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are all other types of losses. Many people call this pain and suffering. Non-economic damages are usually intangible and highly emotional. 

Non-economic damages may include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental illness (like PTSD, anxiety, or depression)

Some of our clients are surprised to learn that their non-economic damages are more than their economic damages. This is particularly common in cases where someone has a lifelong and debilitating injury. 

Call Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers to learn how to calculate your non-economic damages.

How Do I Prove Negligence In an Oregon Personal Injury Case?

Most Oregon personal injury cases revolve around negligence. Negligence is a legal theory that holds people responsible for causing reasonably foreseeable harm to others. 

Someone is negligent when they fail to use reasonable care. Reasonable care is the care that an ordinary person would use under the same circumstances. As a result of their failure, they hurt someone or cause them to incur damages.

There are four parts to any negligence claim. You must prove each element by a preponderance of the evidence. 

The elements are:

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
  • The defendant breached the duty of care
  • The breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries 
  • The plaintiff incurred damages 

It is important to note that negligence law doesn’t demand perfection. Someone is negligent only if they engage in a behavior that creates a risk of foreseeable harm. For example, causing a car crash while texting is negligent, but causing a car crash after having a stroke may not be.

Our Oregon personal injury attorney can explain how negligence applies in your case and help you collect the evidence necessary to prove it.

What Happens if I Am Blamed for Causing My Accident In Oregon?

Oregon applies modified comparative fault law. This means you can get compensation as long as you are 50% or less responsible. If you are 51% or more responsible, then you cannot recover any damages.

If you are partially to blame, your damages are reduced by your share of responsibility. If you are 30% responsible, you can only recover 70% of your damages, for example. 

Defendants will try to blame you for the accident. If they succeed, they may not have to pay for any of your damages, or at least less than you requested. 

We can help you avoid unfair blame after an accident. However, we must be involved early on in your case. Call us immediately after getting hurt so that we can protect you.

How Much Time Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit In Oregon?

The statute of limitations in an Oregon personal injury case is two years. The statute begins to toll on the date of your accident. If you didn’t discover your injuries until later, then it may begin at a later date. This is common in cases where there was a chemical exposure or some sort of delayed illness or poisoning.

If you try to file a lawsuit after two years, the court will dismiss it. You will lose all of your rights to recover money through the court. 

In many cases, your lawyer will conduct an investigation and file an insurance claim before filing a lawsuit. This can take time. Make sure that you speak with a lawyer well before the deadline so that they can do the necessary work before filing a lawsuit. 

How Much Does It Cost To Hire an Oregon Personal Injury Attorney?

Many people assume that Oregon personal injury lawyers are unaffordable. In fact, personal injury attorneys tend to be more affordable than other types of lawyers.

That’s because Oregon personal injury attorneys charge a contingency fee. This means that payment is contingent upon the outcome of the case. If the lawyer wins your case, then you will pay them a percentage of the damages. If they lose your case, then you will not pay them a dime.

It is a high-stakes, high-reward fee structure. If they lose, they aren’t compensated for any of their work—no matter how much work they did. This incentivizes lawyers to work hard on every case and fight for maximum compensation. The more money you get, the more money the attorney gets. 

Discuss the contingency fee with your lawyer in your initial consultation. It is usually between 33% and 40%. However, it can be higher depending on the nature of the case. If the lawyer expects that the case will go to trial or that representation will last for several years, the fee may be higher.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer

Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers offers a free consultation in every Oregon personal injury case. Our Oregon personal injury lawyer believes everyone deserves to know the law and understand their rights. Call us to schedule a time to talk today.

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