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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 legal malpractice, or as a consequence of wrongful death.

Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Portland, OR

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 experienced Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Lawyers, our law firm helps navigate folks through their claim, and the legal system from the initial call until the claim is resolved. We personally ensure that we get you the best result as quickly as possible.

The Law Offices of Jon Friedman in Portland, Oregon was founded in September 1984. Since then, our personal injury attorney 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.

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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 personal injury attorney 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 lawyer 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 Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Portland, OR 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 attorney at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman today by calling 503-242-1440 for a free confidential assessment of your claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions


“Personal Injury” law is the umbrella name for a wide variety of cases. Typical personal injury cases include cases where people get hurt in a car crash caused by another person, or are injured by the negligence of a doctor. Wrongful death is another type of personal injury case. These are just some examples of “personal injury” cases-there are many others-but all personal injury cases share 3 basic requirements: 1) a person or company acted negligently (they did something no reasonable person would do or failed to do something any reasonable person would do); 2) the negligence CAUSED an injury; and 3) the injured person has damages.

There are common questions associated with the pursuit of a personal injury claim.

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact us, and we will promptly respond.

We usually work on a contingent fee basis so that there is only a fee for the atorney’s time and services if there is a recovery. We do not charge any fee unless money is recovered. If no money is actually recovered, you owe us nothing for our time. If there is a recovery, the attorney fee is a percentage of the total recovery. This percentage is set out in the “retainer” agreement, the contract that must be signed to authorize us to go to work for you. In most situations, the fee is 33.3% of the money beyond and above anything paid out by your own insurance carrier but this is subject to change depending on the circumstances of your specific case.

We usually advance the costs of your case. Costs are the out of pocket money that has to be spent to properly prepare your case and might include hiring an investigator to interview witnesses and gather information, ordering and paying for medical records, meeting with your doctor(s) and having reports prepared to prove your case, filing fees to the State of Oregon should a lawsuit have to be filed, the cost of having the law suit served on the defendant, the cost of a court reporter should there be depositions (sworn statements under oath) among others. At the end of your case, we get reimbursed for our actual out of pocket cost advances.

At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our Portland personal injury lawyers provide free consultations for two specific purposes. The first is so prospective clients can discuss their accidents and injuries freely and determine whether our law firm is a good match for them. Next, free consultations allow us to assess their circumstances, and ensure that the person or entity responsible for the injury was negligent, and that their actions or inaction caused your injuries, and whether you can viably pursue damages for your injuries. Before your case assessment ends, you will know if you have a viable case to bring.

One of the most common reasons a personal injury attorney may not take your case is that there is no way to prove another person or entity was liable for your injuries. It is not enough to say that someone else caused your harm, it must be proved by facts and evidence. Another reason your case may not qualify for representation is there is no way to recover a meaningful amount for your injuries and damages, because there is simply not enough insurance to cover the damages. In other cases, the law firm may not have the time or resources to devote to your case, or the statute of limitations may have passed, so there is no legal way they can move forward.

Oregon typically has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This means that you have two years from the date of the incident to file a claim. If you do not file within this time frame, your case will likely be dismissed. There are some exceptions but seeking a lawyer’s advice sooner is better than later.

There is no way to precisely value your claim without reviewing the details of the incident, your injuries, all your medical bills and records, all property damage materials, and how your injuries have impacted your daily activities, and overall quality of life. No one should tell you that your case is worth “this much” without understanding each detail of your claim, including who caused your injuries, and their insurance coverage limits. As the case proceeds, our personal injury lawyers in Portland will discuss your damages and how we plan to value your case in moving towards a resolution.

Between 90-95% of all personal injury cases in the nation settle through negotiations outside of a courtroom. Our Portland injury lawyers work tirelessly to ensure our clients’ cases are built upon admissible evidence, which allows the negligent party to understand the strength of our cases, so we can reach a fair settlement. However, if your case requires our law firm to go to trial, we will be ready.

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