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About Johnston Law Firm


Representing injured Victims In Troutdale and Throughout All Of Oregon

Personal injury law covers accidents where a person is injured unintentionally.  Many of the most common accidents are unintentional, but victims can still sue for compensation to cover their losses. Oregon law requires that people use reasonable care as they go about their activities, and any failure can result in legal liability.

Contact Johnston Law Firm today if you were injured in an accident. Our Troutdale personal injury lawyer can analyze whether you have a legal claim and explain next steps.

Were You Injured in an Accident?

Most accidents stem from negligence. This is the failure to use the care that a reasonable person would in a similar situation. Negligence sends many people to the hospital with serious injuries, including fractures, concussions, back injuries, and more. Our clients are often injured by negligent defendants in the following types of accidents:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Premises liability accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Wrongful death

Troutdale Personal Injury FAQ

These are common questions we are asked all the time about Troutdale personal injury cases. If you have a different question, please contact us:

Understanding Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury cases are tort claims where a victim seeks compensation from those who caused their injuries. The claims process has many pieces, including:

  • Damages. A victim’s damages include financial losses like lost income or medical expenses, but also non-financial losses like pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
  • Claim for compensation. We can request that a defendant pay compensation to settle the dispute, which will make a lawsuit unnecessary.
  • Negotiation. It is possible to avoid a lawsuit by negotiating a settlement with the defendant’s insurer. However, disputes over liability or damages sometimes prevent a resolution to the case.
  • Legal complaint. We might file a lawsuit when negotiation is not successful. The defendant has a chance to respond and explain why they are not liable.
  • Mediation. A judge might send us to mediation, or we can request it on our own. A third-party neutral (mediator) can help each side find common ground and possibly settle the dispute.
  • Judgment. If our case goes to trial, a jury will probably determine liability. A judge then hands down a judgment, which can include the amount of compensation the defendant needs to pay if we win.
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The Johnston Law Firm Advantage

Why should you choose us over other law firms in Oregon? We have negotiated with many insurance companies and convinced them to reconsider a denial and offer fair compensation. This is not an easy process. Inexperienced lawyers might not know how to build a case the correct way to show both liability for the accident and your losses.

Oregon insurance companies routinely reject claims, or they otherwise delay even investigating the claim to begin with. This is unacceptable conduct. We know how to use insurance laws to your benefit. If you hire us soon after being injured, we can make your insurance claim strong before you submit it.

Free Case Evaluation with one of our best Personal Injury Attorneys

Contact Johnston Law Firm today by calling or reaching out online. Our consultations are free and no-obligation.

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We’re conveniently located in downtown Portland, and we offer flexible hours by appointment.