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About Johnston Law Firm


Representing injured Victims In Tualatin and Throughout All Of Oregon

An accident can strike anywhere in Tualatin, at any time of day. Maybe you were struck while driving on I-5 or when pulling onto a side street. Others are injured when stepping into a restaurant or movie theater or else while picking their child up from school.

Wherever your accident happened, you probably are in incredible pain and need financial compensation to defray the cost of your bills. Please contact Johnston Law Firm. Our Tualatin personal injury lawyer can describe how to go about requesting money from the person who hurt you. We can also represent you in the claims process.

Personal Injury Cases in Tualatin

Accidents cause serious injuries, such as fractures, head injuries, and nerve damage. Although they are unintentional, Oregon law allows victims to seek compensation when someone’s negligence causes the accident. Negligence is a legal concept which essentially means the failure to use reasonable care. There are many reasons why people are negligent, including fatigue or distraction. Other people are simply careless. Whatever the reason, a negligent defendant might have hurt you in any of the following:

  • Motor vehicle wrecks, including car crashes, where a driver fails to operate their vehicle safely and other motorists and pedestrians are hurt;
  • Premises liability incidents, where a property owner doesn’t fulfill their duty of care to visitors;
  • Slip and falls, where a failure to address trash, loose tiles, snow, or ice leads to injuries;
  • Product defects, where dangerous products fail to work as expected due to certain defects;
  • Medical malpractice, including a failure to diagnose and other mistakes;
  • Wrongful death, which occurs when an accident victim sadly dies due to their injuries.

Common Questions Regarding Personal Injury

Legal issues are confusing to most people. At Johnston Law Firm, we take pride in simplifying the process so anyone can understand their legal rights and responsibilities. Below, we reproduce some of the most common questions we are asked by the public, with our answer below.

Compensation Claims & You

Oregon tort law allows victims like you to seek compensation. The purpose of this claim is to receive money to make up for certain losses suffered in the accident. Each personal injury claim has certain elements, such as:

  • Damages. Damages are the losses you suffered. They can be out-of-pocket financial losses, like medical bills to treat your injuries, or they can be less tangible losses, like pain and inconvenience.
  • Claim for compensation. Your attorney will file legal pleadings in court which identify the defendant and make a claim for damages. The defendant (or his insurer) has a chance to respond to your allegations.
  • Mediation. We avoid going to trial in most cases, but we sometimes benefit from mediation, where we discuss the dispute with a neutral mediator. The mediator isn’t a judge, but they might make recommendations for how to resolve a dispute which we find helpful.
  • Litigation. When negotiations falter, litigation is inevitable. Part of litigation is fact-finding, called discovery. We can request information or ask questions of the defendant under oath.
  • Settlement. We can often settle for a fair amount of compensation and have you sign a settlement agreement.
  • Judgment. After a trial, a judge will deliver judgment in favor of you or the defendant. If you win, the jury decides the amount of compensation the defendant must pay you.
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Negotiation with Insurers

Our clients are injured by negligent motorists, property owners, and medical professionals. But the defendant on the other side is usually an insurance company which represents the person who hurt you. These insurers must treat claimants like you fairly, but we are sad to report that many do not.

Instead, many victims are surprised to see their insurance claim rejected. The reasons vary, but many denials are unfair and not supported by the facts. As seasoned Tualatin personal injury lawyers, we can work to convince an insurer to approve a claim or increase the amount they are willing to offer.

Free Case Evaluation with a Tualatin Personal Injury Attorney

To find out more about the process for seeking compensation, please call Johnston Law Firm today for your free consultation!

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