When you’ve been hurt and are in pain, worrying about paying your bills won’t help you recuperate. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another in Oregon, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we can help you file a claim and negotiate with the insurance company. Our personal injury lawyer will help you file your accident claims and a lawsuit if necessary. We will be there for you from the beginning to the end.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Personal injury laws cover many types of circumstances, including:
- Defective products
- Wrongful death
- Elder abuse in nursing homes
Most personal injury claims involve accidents which can include vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall, and other cases where negligence plays a role. Our lawyers at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, will fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to receive.
How We Work for You
Having a personal injury attorney makes navigating the entire personal injury process easier. For example, while you are busy following up on medical appointments, an attorney can be busy doing many things, including:
- Building your claim
- Organizing medical bills to determine the depth of your injuries
- Gathering, organizing, and presenting evidence
- Locating witnesses and experts to support your claim
- Evaluating accident reports and other evidence
- Filing the appropriate paperwork promptly
- Tracking the progress of your claim
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
Our injury attorneys have experience compiling the necessary information, presenting it, and negotiating on behalf of our clients. With an attorney, you can concentrate on the immediate needs of recovering from your injuries.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we offer a complimentary consultation to discuss the circumstances of your accident and your options moving forward. Also, we work on contingency. We only get paid when you win. It’s no risk to you.
Compensation for Your Personal Injury Accident
You can pursue compensation for any expenses and losses you incurred due to your accident in Oregon. There is a wide range of losses as each case is different, but the most common ones include the following:
- Medical costs: These losses could include anything from emergency room visits to medications. We can also include any home modifications you may need due to disability. In addition, we can speak with your doctors and, if it is necessary, we can also demand compensation for any future medical care in the form of surgery or ongoing therapy.
- Lost wages: We can demand to receive compensation for current wages you are losing due to an inability to work. This includes all income, which would mean any tips and bonuses that would have been available to you.
- Loss of ability to work or lowered earning capacity: If your injuries cause you to change careers or accept a lesser-paying position, we can demand compensation for that loss as well.
- Property damage: This includes the costs for repairing or replacing your vehicle in an auto accident or other property damage in different types of injury cases.
Your direct expenses are not the only loss you suffered due to your injuries. You may also be able to receive awards for:
- Pain and suffering: This category includes the physical pain you suffered from the accident and during your recovery. It can also include any emotional or mental trauma you had to endure, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety
- Diminished quality of life: If your injuries prevent you from doing the things you once loved, being active with family and loved ones, we can demand compensation for this as well.
- Permanent disability: If the accident resulted in the loss of a limb, a physical impairment, or you suffered a traumatic brain injury, we can demand compensation to cover this loss and the additional services or care you may require in the future.
If you lost a loved one due to your accident in Oregon, please accept our condolences. We can assist you through this difficult time, leaving you and your family to grieve in peace. For a wrongful death claim, we can demand compensation not only for the losses you experienced but also for:
- Burial and funeral costs: You can pursue compensation to cover all of your loved one’s final services.
- Loss of consortium: You may receive compensation for the loss of the partnership you once enjoyed.
- Loss of support and protection: If your loved one provided for your family, you may also receive compensation for the financial and emotional security they provided to you.
The only way to determine a potential amount of compensation is to evaluate your expenditures, the facts about your accident, and the extent of your injuries.
You should be aware that Oregon has a modified comparative negligence law. In proving negligence, the plaintiff may be assigned a portion of responsibility for the accident under some circumstances. As long as their level of responsibility does not exceed 51 percent, they are eligible to file a claim but may receive a reduced compensation due to their guilt.
Demonstrating Negligence Requires these Elements
The common elements present in all negligence cases are duty, breach, causation, and damages. To determine negligence in any personal injury situation, the four elements of negligence must be present.
Duty means that the person who caused the injury had a responsibility to act or behave in a way that was expected for the situation. In vehicle accidents, a driver has a responsibility to obey the rules of the road and drive safely. In medical malpractice claims, the doctor has a duty to treat patients following medical standards of care.
When a breach of duty occurs, the person causing the accident or injury failed to do their duty. For example, driving recklessly or operating on a patient while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are breaches of duty.
If the breach caused the accident or injury and resulted in damages to the plaintiff, all four elements are present.
Take Action on Your Oregon Personal Injury Claim Today
Whether you are ready to hire an attorney or you would like to explore your options, Ben Crump Law, PLLC, is prepared to be your Oregon personal injury attorney. Our staff is familiar with the laws in Oregon and is ready to compile your personal injury claim.
You can begin with a free initial consultation, and we will work your claim under a contingent fee arrangement. This is a zero-risk option for you. Contact our office for your consultation.