Our Personal Injury Experience
Accidents can strike anyone in Lincoln City. In fact, hundreds of people are sent to the emergency room every year with broken bones, cuts, bruises, and head injuries due to some mishap which is not their fault. Our clients often reach out to us after suffering a serious injury in:
- Car and other motor vehicle accidents caused by motorists who drive carelessly or recklessly;
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, caused by a hazard on the ground which sends a person tumbling;
- Premises liability incidents, where a dangerous condition on the property leads to an accident, or where negligent security encourages criminal attacks;
- Medical malpractice, in which physicians and other medical professionals fail to follow certain protocols;
- Product liability accidents, when dangerous products hurt consumers due to a defect in manufacture, design, or marketing;
- Wrongful death cases, when an accident victim dies.
Lincoln City Personal Injury FAQ
What is the average personal injury settlement?⌄
It’s hard to estimate what the average might be. Every personal injury case is different from others. Your best bet is to talk about how much compensation you can receive for your injuries. In a consultation, we can go over the damages you have suffered, such as medical expenses and lost income. You can also receive money for property damage, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Our experience allows us to fully understand how much a claim is possibly worth. We also consider your own contributory fault, which can reduce a settlement. If you bear most of the fault, you probably won’t receive any money. That might sound unfair, but it is the current law in Oregon.
Can I afford your legal services?⌄
Yes. We realize many families are stressed financially following a car crash or other accident. Fortunately, we offer our services on a contingency fee agreement. You only owe us legal fees if we win your case! This might sound too good to be true, but it’s not. We’ve used contingency fee agreements with hundreds of satisfied clients.
What evidence will help my case?⌄
It depends on the accident. For example, if you were hurt in a car crash, call the police and take pictures of all vehicles involved. If you slipped and fell, try to get a snap of the hazard which upended you. In most cases, we also like to talk to witnesses. They can help us better understand what happened.
Experience with Insurance Companies
Most personal injury claims involve negotiations with an insurance adjuster. This company handles the claim for a negligent motorist or a business that hurt you. As you can imagine, working with adjusters is not a walk in the park. In fact, many victims who try to negotiate their own settlement end up frustrated.
Johnston Law Firm is proud of our experience negotiating settlements for our clients. If you are unrepresented, an insurer might offer very little money. In fact, many insurers try to delay a claim to pressure you into accepting much less than you deserve.
Our lawyers know all the tricks of the trade and can counter them effectively. Our lawyers understand that the first settlement offer is never the best offer an insurer can make. We continue to negotiate firmly to increase the amount of compensation you receive.
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