Personal Injury Lawyer Portland – FAST, PERSONAL ATTENTION
Most people do not know how to protect their rights and get fair compensation for their auto accident, truck accident, wrongful death or malpractice claim. As an experienced Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Lawyer, I help folks through their claim and the legal system, personally ensuring that we get the best result as quickly as possible.
~ Jon Friedman, Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of Jon Friedman in Portland opened in September 1984. Since then, we have represented thousands of people in obtaining fair resolutions of their claims against wrongdoers and insurance companies.
Focused on Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death Lawsuits and Professional Malpractice, we pride ourselves on helping people who have been victimized by an accident or incident in getting a fast and fair result. Most people have never had to bring a claim and can be easily misled by an insurance company. Our comfortable family environment makes the legal process simpler and less stressful.
Our goal with each case is to provide fast and personal attention to assist you from the first meeting through the end of your claim. We ensure that you understand where you stand from the start of the case, and keep you informed throughout the processing of the claim.
Not many people have had to deal with a personal injury case. This makes them an easy target for the experienced insurance companies, their adjusters and their attorneys, who are trained to finesse details to avoid liability. For over 28 years, we have helped thousands of victims obtain a fast and fair settlement against wrongdoers and insurance companies. We help make the legal process seem less intimidating and more understandable. Throughout the entire case, you will know exactly where you stand so you can keep your focus on recovering.
What is a Personal Injury?
“Personal injury” law covers a broad spectrum of cases. This could include an injury caused by a car or truck accident, a physician or a lawyer’s negligence or an injury due to unsafe property conditions (known as premises liability case-which are called slip and fall cases by the insurance companies in an attempt to put the blame on the victim). In any viable personal injury case, the victim must prove liability. The main areas of personal injury law we focus on include:
For more information on personal injury claims, click on the links above or check out our FAQs.
Do You Have a Injury/Accident Case?
The first thing you need to know is whether or not you have a case. To determine this, you will need to establish three things:
Negligence - You will have to prove that the person responsible for your injury was negligent. Negligence is defined as someone doing something no reasonable person would do or failing to do what a reasonable person would do. This may mean that the other party acted negligently, carelessly or recklessly so as to cause a jury to conclude that it was the other party’s fault.
Causation - You must prove that this negligence directly caused your injury. You are only entitled to damages if you can prove negligence and causation. Causation includes any new injury caused by the event or an aggravation of a pre-existing condition. Both are compensable under Oregon law.
Damages - In Portland, Oregon, “economic damages” consist of past, present and future medical bills and wage loss. “Non-economic” damages refer to past, present and future pain and suffering as well as interference with your ability to lead your normal day to day life including but not limited to the loss of abilities that you had prior to the accident. This could include inability to participate in your favorite sports, failing to work at the same pace you did before the incident with regard to your everyday activities or even bending over to pick up the newspaper. The bottom line meaning of noneconomic damages is that you are legally entitled to recover for every way an incident adversely impacts your life.
When a personal injury case is started, we instruct the insurance companies to direct any dialogue to us. In the appropriate case, we will hire a private investigator to help put the facts together so we can get a complete understanding of your case. The facts we are able to develop through our investigation could result in a quick and fair settlement of your claim without the need of filing a lawsuit.
Helping You Recover From Your Portland Injury
At The Law Office of Jon Friedman, we offer free legal advice and initial consultations to discuss the details of your claim. We offer personal attention to each case. We have the experience to get you a fast and fair settlement. We have built a solid reputation in the state of Oregon helping thousands of clients obtain fair resolutions for their personal injury claims.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free, no obligation meeting over the phone or in person at our Portland office .
We are readily available by phone or email should any questions or concerns arise during the course of your case. Feel free to contact us with any question or to receive free legal advice.