Unfortunately accidents are a very common occurrence. Whether it’s in the form of an automobile collision, premises liability case (which are called “slip and fall” cases by the insurance companies in an attempt to put the blame on the victim) or even an error made by a medical practitioner, the impact on the victim can be life altering. If you have recently been injured due to the negligence of someone else, our dedicated and experienced firm can help you navigate your way through the daunting legal process so you can focus on your recovery. The Portland Law Offices of Jon Friedman will offer you guidance and knowledge to help protect your rights and recover any compensation you are entitled for your pain and suffering.
The main types of Portland accident cases we focus on include:
How Portland Accident Attorney Jonathan M. Friedman Can Help You
After your initial consultation, we instruct the other parties and insurance companies involved to go through us with anything regarding the development of your case. We will then gather any and all information from medical records and police reports to relevant photos and documentation.
In Oregon, an accident/incident victim will get damages if it can be shown that a majority of the fault lies with the wrongdoer. Therefore, if a jury concludes that the defendant is 50% or more at fault, a claimant will receive that percentage of the total damages the jury assesses. However, if the jury concludes that the injured party was more than 50% at fault in causing their own injury, the injured party gets nothing. Contact Jon Friedman, experienced accident attorney in Portland to discuss the issue of fault and comparative and contributory negligence further.
Maximizing the Potential of Recovery for Portland Residences
Your time is best served by focusing on your recovery and getting the necessary treatment you require to fully recover. Getting a proper diagnosis and executing an appropriate treatment plan not only gets you back to your pre-accident state of health, but also helps your case in showing that you are doing the right things to get better as quickly as possible. If there are large gaps in treatment or you are not consistently seeing the right kind of doctor to get you well, the insurance company will use that against you. This opens the door to an argument questioning why you weren’t getting treated for your injuries if you were really hurting as badly as you say. Part of our job is to ensure that you are doing what will get you well as quickly as possible.