If you have a personal injury from a recent accident in Portland, Oregon, you might wonder about your rights. You may have the legal option of bringing an insurance claim or personal injury action against an individual or entity for causing your injury. A successful claim could pay for your damages and help you move forward. At Tillmann Law, we help injured accident victims in Portland fight for fair compensation for their losses. We may be able to assist you in negotiating a claim. Call (503) 272-8986 today to arrange a free consultation with our Portland personal injury lawyers near you.
Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Portland is a smart decision if you were recently in an accident that left you or a loved one with serious injuries, such as broken bones, burns, lacerations, brain injuries or spine injuries. The civil justice system in Oregon may make you eligible for financial recovery for your damages. A Portland injury lawyer can help you understand your rights, as well as take steps toward achieving fair recompense.
The right personal injury lawyer can benefit you during a civil claim. A lawyer will be on your side – not that of an insurance corporation or bill collector. It will be your lawyer’s goal to maximize your financial recovery through any means possible. You can rest and focus on your personal recovery after you hire an attorney to take care of legal processes for you.
In general, you will need a few elements to establish a valid personal injury claim. First, you will need to show that the person you are naming as the defendant (at-fault party) in your case owed you a duty to exercise reasonable care. Different parties will owe you different duties of care according to the circumstances. A property owner, for example, may owe you the duty to maintain a reasonably safe premises. Then, you will need proof that the defendant breached his or her duties of care to you. A breach can be careless, negligent, malicious, or intentional.
Next, you or your attorney will need to draw a connection for a judge or jury between the defendant’s negligence and your personal injury. The main cause of your accident must be the defendant’s failure to fulfill his or her duties of care. Finally, you will need evidence of damages: compensable losses you or your family suffered because of the defendant. Damages can include medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property repairs. A conversation with the lawyers at Tillmann Law can help you understand whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim in Portland.
To keep the civil justice system just for all parties, lawmakers across all 50 states have enacted statutes of limitations. These are deadlines for filing civil claims. If you have all the elements of a personal injury claim, you must take action within at least two years if you want the Oregon courts to hear your case.
Two years is the maximum time limit on all personal injury suits in the state. In general, this means two years from the date of your accident. However, it could mean two years from the date of injury discovery, if this is different from the date of the accident. The courts will allow some exceptions to the general rule, but they are rare. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible to make sure you file by the deadline.
Choosing your Portland personal injury attorney takes many steps and actions. One is ensuring the lawyer you choose has experience handling claims within your practice area. Ask your prospective attorney about the types of personal injury cases he or she accepts in Portland. Make sure your type of accident is on the list before scheduling an official consultation. At Tillmann Law, we take many types of cases.
This is not a comprehensive list. Contact us to discuss your case in further detail. At Tillmann Law, our lawyers have represented clients with bone fractures, head and brain injuries, back and spine injuries, whiplash, burns, permanent disabilities, lacerations, scarring, disfigurement, and many other types of injuries. We have the power, personnel, and resources to handle all types of injury claims, including catastrophic injury suits in Oregon. Find out if we can take your case today.
At Tillmann Law, we believe all personal injury claims are serious. Every injured client deserves attention from a dedicated attorney. We provide high-quality representation at no cost upfront. You will only receive a bill for our legal fees if we win your case. Only then will we charge you – in the form of a deduction directly from the settlement or verdict won on your behalf. You do not have to make room in your family’s budget for our personal injury lawyers in Portland. We are here for you in your time of need. Learn more about your individual personal injury claim today. Schedule a free consultation online or request one through our direct line at (503) 278-4139.
“Aaron and his team were incredible to work with. In addition to being extraordinarily thorough on the case and patient with me, they were tireless in ensuring I received the maximum amount possible in order to receive the care I needed. He genuinely cared for my well being, would call me just to check on the status of my health. He is an all-around stellar person to work with. I highly recommend his services to anyone seeking justice and care for personal injury cases.”