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About Johnston Law Firm


Representing injured Victims In Hood River and Throughout All Of Oregon

Hood River continues to see strong population growth, with the number of residents almost doubling since 1990. The pace of arrivals hasn’t slowed down in the past few years. With so many families moving in, the number of accidents in our community are bound to increase. This means more traffic accidents, more slip and falls, and more premises liability incidents.

At Johnston Law Firm, we provide the legal services accident victims need to make claims for compensation. With the right attorney by your side, it is possible to hold the person who injured you legally accountable. To learn more, contact our firm today. You can schedule a consultation with our Hood River personal injury lawyer.

Our Personal Injury Experience

Accidents might be unintentional, but that doesn’t mean someone isn’t ultimately responsible. Under Oregon personal injury law, people must act with reasonable care under the circumstances. When they don’t, and they end up harming someone, then they are negligent. We see negligence contribute to many accidents, including:

  • Car and motor vehicle wrecks. Anyone on the road can be struck by a car, truck, or other motor vehicle.
  • Premises liability accidents. Dangerous conditions on private or public property can injure a person, like a hole in the ground or a staircase that collapses.
  • Slip and falls. Many hazards underfoot can cause a person to fall, including ice, spilled liquids, snow, trash, or loose tiles.
  • Product liability. Dangerous products can cause serious injuries due to a defect with design, manufacture, or inadequate safety instructions.
  • Medical malpractice. A medical professional must follow the applicable standards of care so that patients are not harmed. Medical errors lead to all sorts of mistakes, such as delayed diagnosis or childbirth injuries.
  • Wrongful death. Many accidents are fatal. Oregon law allows some family members to receive compensation in a wrongful death case.

Personal Injury FAQs

Accident victims often don’t know where to turn or who they can trust. Helpfully, we answer some of the more common questions below.

Personal Injury Process

Injury claims are often confusing for victims, who might not be familiar with the terminology. Personal injury claims follow a typical process:

  • Damages. You or your attorney can calculate your damages by adding up economic losses like medical bills, property damage, or lost income. You add this amount to non-economic losses like emotional distress or pain and suffering.
  • Complaint. You or your lawyer file paperwork in court requesting damages and naming the defendant.
  • Mediation. Judges usually send parties to mediation to talk about the case with an impartial mediator. The goal is to try and reach agreement so that you avoid trial.
  • Settlement. If you agree, you can draft and sign a settlement agreement. Accident victims usually need to release the defendant from further liability in exchange for any compensation they receive.
  • Verdict or judgment. If your case goes to trial, a jury or judge might determine liability. The court delivers a judgment in one side’s favor.
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Negotiating For Our Clients

Any accident victim without a lawyer might find themselves instantly over their heads. Few insurance companies will offer fair compensation to someone without legal representation. Instead, you might feel as if you are walking in a maze.

Johnston Law Firm in Hood River is committed to our client’s best interests. We can help you whether you are just leaving the hospital or have already had your claim denied by an insurer. We begin negotiation by properly valuing a claim and then negotiating an aggressive settlement. Insurers in Oregon are aware of the passionate commitment we bring on behalf of clients. They know that their familiar tricks will not work with us.

Free Case Evaluations with a Seasoned Hood River Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in an accident, contact Johnston Law Firm today. Our small, dedicated team of professionals have tackled many personal injury claims, and we bring our deep experience to your case. In a free case evaluation, we can discuss the accident and your injuries before providing an overview of the claims process. Call us today to schedule a meeting.

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