Common Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Scappoose Lawyers Handle
At the Johnston Law Firm, our Scappoose personal injury attorneys represent clients in a wide range of case types. We know that accidents can vary widely, and that it is critical to have a lawyer on your side who has experience handling cases similar to your own. The following are examples of some of the types of personal injury cases we routinely handle:
- Traffic accident cases;
- Slips and falls, and other types of premises liability claims;
- Product defect cases, or product liability;
- Medical malpractice and birth injury claims;
- Nursing home negligence, or nursing home abuse and neglect;
- Dog bites; and
- Wrongful death lawsuits.
Scappoose Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
What do you need to know about personal injury cases in Scappoose? Consider some of the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) our firm receives, along with our responses:
Do I have a personal injury lawsuit?⌄
Determining whether you have a case is something you should do with assistance from an attorney who can evaluate the facts. Generally speaking, however, if your injury resulted from another party’s negligence or carelessness, you could be eligible to file a claim.
What is the timeline for a Scappoose personal injury case?⌄
The timeline on a personal injury case can vary widely depending upon the facts, but the key timing issue to keep in mind is the statute of limitations. Under Oregon law, your personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of the accident.
What is the difference between an insurance claim and a lawsuit following a personal injury?⌄
Whether you file an insurance claim, a civil lawsuit, or both will depend upon the facts of your case. Many motor vehicle crash cases, such as car accidents and truck accidents, begin with auto insurance claims and then move into personal injury lawsuits. Other types of cases, such as medical malpractice claims, often begin with a lawsuit against the negligent health care provider.
Scappoose Insurance Claims and Injury Lawsuits
When personal injury cases involve insurance claims, it is critical to know that the insurance company is not on your side. Insurance companies are always focused on their own bottom line, and they may deny an insurance claim or offer a low settlement in order to avoid a substantial payout. You should know that insurance settlement offers are always negotiable, and it is always possible to try to negotiate a reasonable settlement with an insurer. When an insurer denies a claim, you also have options to appeal, and our Scappoose injury attorneys can help.
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