Personal Injury Case Types in Timber
The dedicated personal injury attorneys in Timber at the Johnston Law Firm serve clients and their families in many kinds of injury cases. The following are examples of the types of cases our firm commonly handles:
- Car accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Truck crashes;
- Bus accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Birth injuries;
- Nursing home negligence;
- Dog bites;
- Construction accidents;
- Slips and falls, or trips and falls;
- Negligent security and assaults;
- Product liability lawsuits;
- Catastrophic injury claims; and
- Wrongful death cases.
It is important to know that Oregon law allows injured plaintiffs to recover damages even if they may be partially at fault, as long as they are not more than 50 percent at fault. Accordingly, you should seek advice from a Timber personal injury attorney about a lawsuit even if you think you bear some responsibility for your own injuries.
Timber Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Do you have questions about personal injury cases in Timber? Here are some FAQs and answers to help you:
What are the elements of a negligence claim?⌄
To win a negligence claim, you must prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that there was a breach of the duty of care (i.e., the defendant was careless or reckless, and failed to act as a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances), you were injured, and your injury was caused by the defendant’s breach of the duty of care;
Do I need to hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?⌄
Hiring a personal injury is not required to file a lawsuit, but it is often extremely helpful in cases where you have suffered a serious injury and where you have concerns about proving fault in your case. Having an attorney on your side means that you will have an experienced lawyer gathering evidence to support your claim and working to prove that you are entitled to full and fair compensation for your losses.
What kind of evidence can I use in my case?⌄
The type of evidence needed to support a personal injury case will vary depending upon the facts, but common types of evidence include police reports, accident scene photographs, witness statements, accident reconstructions, and medical records.
Personal Injury Cases in Timber: Insurance Claims and Lawsuits
Should you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit after an injury in Timber? This is a question we often receive, and it is important to know that the decision to file an insurance claim or a lawsuit will depend on the particular facts of your case. In many circumstances, injury victims or their families will seek compensation through an insurance claim and a civil lawsuit.
When you do file an insurance claim, it is critical to have an attorney on your side. The insurer might make you feel comfortable and might suggest that they want to help, but you need to remember that an insurance company is never on the side of the claimant. The insurance adjuster and other parties at the insurance company will be seeking information that can allow them to deny your claim or to limit your payout. You should remember that you can negotiate a low settlement offer, and you have options to appeal if your insurance claim is denied.
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