Experienced Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney in Portland, Oregon

Portland Personal Injury Attorneys

Many 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 navigate folks through their claim, and the legal system. I personally ensure that we get the best result as quickly as possible.~ Jon Friedman, Attorney at Law

The Law Offices of Jon Friedman in Portland, Oregon was founded in September 1984. Since then, our Portland personal injury lawyers have represented thousands of people in obtaining a complete and fair resolution of their claim against the negligent party responsible for causing their injuries. We can typically resolve a case without the need to file a lawsuit, but when that is not possible, we will file a lawsuit and are ready to try your case.

Our Portland personal injury attorneys are committed to providing dedicated legal representation for clients who have suffered an injury caused by a car wreck, due to professional malpractice, or as a consequence of wrongful death.

We understand that most people have more questions than answers when considering a personal injury claim and are often misled by an insurance company about what their rights are, and what they are entitled to for their damages.

Our Portland personal injury law firm welcomes new clients into a comfortable family environment that makes the legal process simple and less stressful. This allows our clients to gain the confidence they need to pursue their own physical and mental recovery while we work to realize the best financial outcome available for their case.

We Create Personal Partnerships With Each Client We Represent

At The Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our goal is to provide both a proactive and responsive approach to pursuing results. That means providing each client with the personal attention their case deserves to create a customized legal strategy for your specific case. We strive to have a personal relationship with our clients from our first meeting through the resolution of your claim.

We make sure our clients understand where they stand from the start of their case and keep them informed throughout the legal process. Communicating effectively allows our clients to know and understand what we are doing and why, and lets them focus on doing what they need to do to get complete recovery from their injuries.

Contact Jon M. or Jon D. Friedman, today by calling 503-242-1440 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim and your injuries. We are happy to explain our process, so you can continue to focus on your recovery while we begin working on your case.

What is a Personal Injury?

“Personal injury” law, also known as “tort” law, covers a wide range of negligence claims causing damages to one’s body, mind, or emotions.

This includes an injury or death caused by a car or truck accident or a physician or lawyer’s negligence. There is a subpart of personal injury law called “premises liability law” which occurs when a person gets hurt on somebody else’s property due to an unsafe condition resulting in injury.

In any viable case, the victim must prove liability, which is often much easier to do with the help of an experienced Portland personal injury attorney. To prove liability, you must establish negligence which is more fully described below.

At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our Portland personal injury lawyers represent clients in the following practice areas:

If you would like more information on filing a claim, please contact our Portland personal injury lawyers directly or review our FAQs to get quick answers to your most pressing questions.

Do You Have a Claim?

To determine this, you will need to establish three things:

  1. Negligence

You must prove that the person or entity 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 includes simple negligence but also carelessness and recklessness.

  1. Causation

You must prove that this negligent/careless/reckless act 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 aggravation of a pre-existing condition. Both are compensable under Oregon law.

  1. Damages

In the State of Oregon, a plaintiff may legally pursue Economic and Non-economic Damages.

Economic damages consist of past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, and other tangible expenses that can be calculated.

Non-economic damages refer to past, present, and future pain and suffering as well as any interference with your ability to lead a normal day to day life including, but not limited to, the loss of abilities you had before the accident or the impact that the incident has had on your ability to lead your normal life.

This could include the inability to participate in your favorite sports, failing to work at the same pace or position you did before the incident, or even simple activities like bending over to pick up the newspaper.

In short, non-economic damages represent every way an accident adversely impacted your quality of life.

When we are first hired, we send letters of representation to the insurance companies to direct any dialogue to us, so you will no longer need to speak to them yourself.

Next, and depending on the case, our Portland personal injury lawyers will partner with professional experts, including your medical team, investigators, and accident reconstruction specialists who can help build your case for success to pursue a timely and fair resolution for your personal injury claim.

Helping You Recover

At The Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our Portland personal injury attorneys offer free legal advice and initial consultations to discuss the details of your personal injury claim.

We have built a strong reputation in the state of Oregon and have helped thousands of clients obtain fair resolutions for their claims. We welcome the opportunity to put our experience to work for you and your family.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Portland personal injury lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation via phone, email, or in-person. If your injuries keep you from coming to us, we can come to you.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation Today

If you believe you have a claim and have questions or concerns about it, please contact our Multnomah County personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman today by calling 503-242-1440 for a free confidential assessment of your claim.

Why Choose Us

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Good day. My name is Jon Friedman. I’m a lawyer. I’ve been practicing in Portland, Oregon, in this very space, 1020 Southwest Taylor, in downtown Portland for 30 years. I’m right across the street from the main public library in between 10th and 11th on Taylor. The building takes up the whole block directly across the street from the library. I’ve been in this space 30 years and I will be here at least another five. I’m pretty comfortable with the surroundings. We’re close to the courthouse and it’s a comfortable environment.One of the things that distinguishes me and my practice from others is that my practice consists of me and my support staff. We try to run this operation as though it’s a family. Often, people complain to me that once a lawyer has signed them up, they never hear from them again. Their lawyer doesn’t respond to e-mails or telephone calls. That is unfortunate for everybody concerned.What I try to do is insure that I have time to adequately tend to my client’s needs. Part of that process is insuring that I take care of all of the insurance carriers and the responsibilities that go with pursuing a claim, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to focus on seeing your doctors and doing what it takes you to get well.Sometimes there are peaks and valleys when you’re a sole practitioner. I try to moderate the peaks and valleys in that I won’t take on too much work, because it oftentimes comes at the cost of not giving my client appropriate time and attention. As a rule, we pride ourselves in getting back to somebody within hours, certainly within a day, of a phone call or an e-mail. Sometimes that will happen in the evenings or weekends. Whatever we can do to make it more comfortable for you, that’s our intention.When I first started practicing law, I primarily practiced consumer law. As things evolved, the practice has shifted, and now, the bulk of my practice is car crashes and professional negligence. And when I say professional negligence, I mean medical malpractice, if your doctor has done something wrong; I also do legal malpractice, because lawyers, too, make mistakes.