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Were you injured by another party’s negligence in Portland, Oregon? If so, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and emotional trauma. Contact a Portland personal injury lawyer, call Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers at (503) 272-8986 today to schedule a free case review today.
Insurance companies frequently make the process of getting a settlement as difficult as possible. They’ll assert unsubstantiated allegations against you or undervalue your losses.
That’s why having an experienced legal advocate is essential. Our legal team has over 17 years of experience handling insurance and personal injury matters, and we’ve recovered millions for our deserving clients.
We understand that it’s a difficult time for you, which is why we represent clients on a contingency fee basis. There’s no fee unless we win your case – no exceptions.
Many personal injury cases require the assistance of a skilled attorney – especially those involving multiple defendants, complex issues, or substantial damages.
Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers can help. Our founding attorney has been continuously recognized for his exceptional legal representation by organizations like the National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell. We have the experience and dedication to take on the toughest cases and win.
Hiring a personal injury attorney from Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers means you’ll have a fierce legal representative to:
You aren’t alone after sustaining a personal injury in Portland, OR. Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers is always here to listen to your story, offer honest legal advice, and protect your rights throughout the process.
If you want to learn more about creating an attorney-client relationship with an experienced accident lawyer, schedule a free initial consultation by contacting our law office.
Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers
101 SW Main St. #1905
Portland, OR, 97204
We are conveniently located at the heart of Downtown, and are available 24/7. Visit us or call today to schedule a free case review.
You might have a valid personal injury case if another party’s actions caused you to get hurt and incur losses, such as medical bills and pain and suffering.
Some scenarios that could give rise to an injury case include:
These are just a few examples. The best way to determine whether you have a cause of action is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney regarding what happened.
At Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we know accidents happen in unexpected ways and can alter people’s lives forever. Personal injury law is more than car accidents and slip and falls. That’s why we strive to handle all types of personal injury cases in Portland.
We frequently represent victims of:
If you were in a car crash in Oregon, you can pursue compensation from the at-fault driver. However, insurance claims can be tricky, and the insurance company won’t make it easy for you to get the money you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.
Our Portland car accident lawyers at Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers can help you explore all your rights and options after a crash — and work to help you get maximum compensation for your injuries.
Commercial trucks are essential to the Oregon economy. But these large, heavy vehicles pose dangers to drivers and can cause life-changing injuries. If you were in a truck accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. However, you should expect the trucking company to use all the resources at its disposal to fight your claim.
Our Portland truck accident attorneys can help you fight back and hold the truck driver and trucking company liable for all your damages.
Motorcycle crashes are common in Oregon. There were over 750 motorcycle crashes in one recent year. If a careless driver hits your bike, you could be entitled to a significant monetary award. But you should know that insurance companies are notorious for blaming motorcycle riders for crashes — based on the idea that motorcycles are inherently risky.
Our Portland motorcycle accident lawyers won’t stand for unfounded accusations that you caused your motorcycle crash. We’ll strive to hold the driver and insurance companies responsible for every cent of your losses.
Other accidents we cover:
We can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering. We have recovered millions of dollars for victims of these and other accidents.
A personal injury lawyer will handle your claim from start to finish, alleviating your stress and allowing you to focus on your health. Additionally, most personal injury victims receive more money for their losses if they hire an attorney to represent them.
Here are just a few reasons to hire a lawyer after an accident in Portland, OR:
Contact our law office to learn more about the benefits of forming an attorney-client relationship.
It’s difficult to give an exact figure without knowing the specifics of what happened to you and the extent of your injuries. Generally, the more severe the harm, the more your case will be worth.
However, many factors can affect the value of a personal injury case, including but not limited to:
Once we know more about your accident, we’ll be able to give you a better idea of what you can expect.
Portland is a wonderful place to live and work. However, it does have its fair share of accidents and injuries.
In one recent year, the state saw nearly 40,000 crashes. These crashes caused 460 deaths and 19,343 injuries. A little over 18,000 accidents caused property damage only.
That year, there were 741 crashes involving pedestrians and 475 that involved bicycles. There were also 786 motorcycle collisions and 1,889 accidents involving medium/heavy trucks.
Workplace accidents are also common in Oregon. In one recent year, private industry employers reported over 43,400 injury and illness cases throughout the state. Over 27,000 of these injuries and illnesses required days away from work, job transfer, or restriction.
Insurers in Oregon also reported 185 dog bite claims in one recent year. These claims cost an average of $37,233.18 and resulted in $6.89 million in claim payouts.
Under Oregon’s statute of limitations, most victims have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit. If the accident was fatal, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within three years of your loved one’s date of death.
Exceptions may exist that give you more or less time, depending on the circumstances. It’s essential to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Not only do you want to meet the statutory deadline, but you should start gathering evidence right away. Witnesses forget important details over time, and evidence can be lost. Call us today to get started.
If you successfully establish liability, you may be entitled to compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages, which are typically easy to calculate and could include:
Your non-economic damages represent your personal losses and might include:
In rare cases, Oregon courts award punitive damages not to compensate victims but to punish defendants. You must prove by clear and convincing evidence that the at-fault party acted maliciously or with a conscious indifference to your safety and health.
As long as your level of negligence is 50% or less, you will receive compensation. However, it’ll be reduced to reflect your percentage of fault.
Oregon operates under a modified comparative negligence standard with a 51% bar to financial recovery. Sharing more than 50% of the blame for an accident will prevent you from recovering compensation in a personal injury claim.
For example, if you’re allocated 40% of the blame for causing a car wreck, you will recover 60% of your damages. If you’re assigned 51% of the blame, you’ll recover nothing.
Insurance companies and other defendants frequently use contributory negligence to fight claims and limit or eliminate their liability. Oftentimes, they don’t have any evidence to back up their allegations.
If you’re being blamed for the accident that caused your injury, contact a personal injury lawyer in Portland as soon as possible. An attorney will fight back and ensure that you take home the compensation you deserve.
It costs little to nothing upfront to secure quality legal representation for your personal injury claim. Most personal injury attorneys work on contingency and often, people don’t know that.
This means they only charge attorney fees if they recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf. If they are successful, your lawyer will take a percentage of your award — typically between 30-40% — as payment for the representation.
If your attorney doesn’t recover any money on your claim, you don’t owe any fees. Since injury lawyers typically offer free consultations to prospective clients, you have minimal upfront costs in hiring an injury attorney.
Contact Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free initial case review with an injury attorney in Portland.
Negligence is the foundation of the majority of personal injury claims. It means that someone failed to exercise reasonable care and injured another person.
Negligence is the basis of the following injury cases:
Negligence isn’t as simple as proving someone was careless. That’s why it’s important to enlist a personal injury lawyer to help prove your negligence case. Contact our law office to get an experienced attorney on your side.
Negligence has four legal elements and you must prove each one in order to have a successful injury claim.
Failing to prove just one element means you will lose your claim.
You must be able to show:
An experienced lawyer will gather many forms of evidence to help you establish your claim. They might use accident reports, medical records, phone records, video/photographic evidence, eyewitness testimony, or expert testimony.
Contact Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free case review with our injury attorney in Portland.
Over 90% of personal injury cases settle before trial. Most victims (and insurance companies) prefer to avoid the costs, time, and uncertainty involved in litigation. Therefore, they find settlement preferable to trial.
Ultimately, it’s up to you whether your case goes to trial. As a personal injury client, the decision is yours to make.
However, there are certain instances where your case may need to go to trial if you hope to recover fair compensation for your injury claim, including:
Your injury attorney can help you understand the likelihood of your case going to trial. They can also help you set your expectations for the timeline of your case.
The moments after an accident can be overwhelming. Still, you should be sure to take a few key steps to protect your injury claim.
Depending on the accident, you should:
Taking these actions can mean the difference between recovering maximum compensation and not recovering anything at all for your claim. Our Portland injury lawyers at Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers can help you take the right steps after an accident. We can help you avoid mistakes that would be detrimental to your claim and put you in a position to succeed.
The timelines for these cases vary. Some cases reach a final outcome in just a matter of weeks, but others can take significantly longer than that.
A primary consideration in this regard is whether your case makes it to court; those that do so will likely take longer to conclude. The vast majority of personal injury cases settle.
However, it can be beneficial to file a lawsuit in order to achieve the most favorable outcome. Once a lawsuit is filed, our legal team will be able to undertake the pretrial discovery process, which could reveal crucial evidence in support of your claim.
Litigation can also increase your bargaining power and persuade the other party to offer an adequate amount.
The cases that take the longest to resolve are those that make it all the way to trial. It can be helpful to your claim to hold the threat of trial against the at-fault party. This could further increase your ability to settle your case for a fair sum.
Recovering fair compensation in a personal injury case is often a stressful and time-consuming process. Fortunately, you don’t have to handle it alone.
Contact Tillmann Law Personal Injury Lawyers to speak with a compassionate and experienced Portland personal injury lawyer. We want to ensure that you have the best chance of a successful financial recovery, and we’ll work diligently to maximize your compensation.
Our law office is located in the heart of Downtown Portland, just a couple of blocks away from Hawthorne Bridge, and 5 mins away from the Portland Art Museum. We serve clients throughout the city, including:
Schedule a free consultation with our law firm by calling (503) 272-8986 or contacting us online. We’ll discuss the injuries you suffered, your legal rights, and the potential sources of compensation available in your case.
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