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A Father & Son team of Trial Lawyers helping people injured in Auto accident, Motorcycle accident & Truck Accidents, or those caused harm by the negligence of their doctor or lawyer.
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.
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 Portland 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.
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.
“Personal injury” law, or “tort” law, covers a wide range of negligence claims causing damages to one’s body, mind, or emotions. The extent of an injured person’s injuries and damages is unique to their case. This is because injuries impact each client’s lives differently.
Personal injuries, including broken bones and traumatic brain injuries to internal injuries and paralysis, can occur whenever negligence is a factor. That includes but is not limited to injuries resulting from vehicle collisions caused by distracted, impaired, or speeding drivers and premises liability incidents where dangerous conditions cause severe injuries in slip and falls, negligent security circumstances, and falls from heights — and any reckless or negligent action or inaction in between. The reality is that personal injuries can happen anytime and anywhere to anyone.
That’s why we’re here.
A personal injury lawyer in Portland, Oregon is crucial in helping individuals injured by the negligent actions or inaction of another person, party, or entity. The primary objective is to advocate for their clients and seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages they have suffered.
Our personal injury lawyers in Portland begin each case by talking with the client to discuss the details of the incident and the injuries sustained. During this consultation, the attorney assesses the strength of the case and provides an initial evaluation of its merits.
A significant part of a personal injury attorney’s role involves thoroughly investigating the incident that caused their client harm. This may include gathering evidence, obtaining accident reports, interviewing witnesses, and collecting medical records related to the injuries.
The personal injury lawyer will analyze the facts of the case, assess liability, and determine the extent of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Attorneys may consult with medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other professionals to strengthen their client’s case and provide expert testimony when necessary.
Lawyers provide guidance and support to their clients throughout the legal process. They inform clients about the case’s progress, answer questions, and advise on important decisions. A crucial role of personal injury attorneys is strengthening their clients’ rights and interests. They work to ensure their client is treated fairly and that their case is presented effectively.
Personal injury lawyers deal with insurance companies on their clients’ behalf. They negotiate with insurance adjusters to secure a fair settlement that covers the client’s losses. Throughout the legal process, attorneys negotiate with opposing parties to reach a settlement agreement in their client’s best interest. If necessary, they may file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
If a settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, the attorney will file a lawsuit and represent the client in court. This involves drafting legal documents, presenting evidence, and arguing the case before a judge or jury.
If a settlement or court judgment is obtained in favor of the client, the attorney helps ensure that the client receives the compensation they are entitled to, including negotiating with medical providers and lien holders.
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.
To pursue a personal injury claim, our Oregon attorneys must be able to prove critical elements that determine liability.
To determine this, you will need to establish three things:
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.
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.
In 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 typical 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 everyday 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 compensate you for how 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, 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.
At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our personal injury attorneys in Portland, Oregon outline each client’s accidents, injuries, and future care requirements to correctly address each client’s complete damages and begin negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
That may include:
No two Oregon personal injury claims are alike and require a skilled Portland personal injury attorney by your side before talking to the at-fault party’s insurance company. We can help protect your rights and best interests, beginning with a free consultation today.
The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Oregon is two years from the date of the injury or accident. However, the sooner you can speak with a Portland personal injury attorney after your injuries occur, the better. This will allow you to partner with a legal professional who can preserve crucial evidence that may be critical to your case before it is destroyed or disappears.
At The Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our Oregon personal injury attorney offers free legal advice and initial consultations to discuss the details of your personal injury claim.
We have built a formidable reputation in Oregon and have helped thousands of clients obtain fair resolutions for their claims since 1984. 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.
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.
Jon and his staff were incredibly professional, respectful and fought hard for me and my case. Not only did they help me navigate this incredibly complicated process but I felt that Jon and the people he works with legitimately took my wellbeing seriously and made sure I understood and was on board at every juncture. Regardless of the roadblocks that...
- Mike V.
Mr. Friedman is an excellent attorney and his guidance and responsiveness was not only helpful but above and beyond the service I expected. Jon and his team are outstanding and highly recommend.
- Aaron L.
When I first contacted Jon Friedman, he was very patient and listened to every word I told him about my fall and injuries. He asked questions and seemed genuinely concerned about me and asked if I had been seen for my injuries. I had been seen initially, however, I didn't have insurance to continue treatment, so Jon helped in guiding...
- Jena L.
A friend of mine recommended Jon, after hearing I had been in an auto accident. From our first phone call, through the consultation, all the way to the end, Jon was professional, affable and on top of everything. He urged me to advocate for myself when visiting doctors to make sure I received the proper care and frequently checked in...
- Cher M.
I was involved in a motorcycle accident back in 2019 and needed legal council to proceed towards addressing financial hardships and guidance. I looked up several lawyers online and Jon was the one who I felt had the knowledge, experience, and personality that could really help with my case. Jon was with me from the first day I called him...
- Bradley L.
I highly recommend Jon Friedman to anyone who is looking for legal representation. After getting injured in an accident, I needed someone who would provide guidance in an unfamiliar and extremely stressful to me situation. I couldn't have asked for a better representative and advisor than Jon. He expertly took over the unpleasant business of dealing with multiple agencies and...
- Natalya W.
Jon & his staff were straight-forward, speedy & reliable when helping us win our personal injury case. Jon was willing to take the extra time needed to explain each step in the legal process, in terms we could understand. My case revolved around my young daughter, whom Jon treated delicately & with a father's sensitivity. I truly feel that protecting...
- Erin B.
Care and Compassion may be unusual adjectives to describe an attorney, but combine that with Expertise and Advocacy, and you have Jon Friedman! Jon is an incredible lawyer who knows the ins and outs of Personal Injury cases. Jon is diligent in his advocacy of client rights and is invested in the outcome of his clients. I was in an...
- Steph H.
Excellent lawyer, but even better person. Jon came very highly recommended, but still managed to exceed all expectations. He provided expert legal advice in connection with a motor vehicle accident I was involved in that ultimately required neck surgery. Jon is an open and honest, no-nonsense lawyer that truly cares about his clients. He was extremely responsive, always available, and...
- P Hayes
Most of the times there is nothing good you could say about an accident, however, in my case there was one good thing and it was that I got to have the guidance and support of this Lawyer, Jon. I did not at any point feel alone throughout this whole 2 year process. His professionalism was impeccable at every moment....
- Sandra J.
Jon was a huge help in navigating the ins and outs of my car accident. I would retain his legal services if needed in the future and recommend him. Thanks again Jon for all the help.
When I was seriously injured in a pedestrian vs. automobile accident I didnt know what to do. The medical bills were going to be stacking up, which I couldn't afford, and I did nothing wrong. I did some searching and found Jon. After meeting with him he immediately took charge of my case and everything was taken care of from...
- Tony L.
Thank you Jon for helping me.
- Jeanne G.
Jon is great! He has helped my family through some tough times. He is a tireless advocate and won't give up until he can find a solution. Jon communicates every step of the way through the legal process and always involved us in all the major decisions. He helped us navigate the confusing legal world. We would highly recommend him...
- Liz K.
Jon is amazing. So much so that I have hired him TWICE. Being in an accident SUCKS. The insurance company-- even your own company-- is out for them, and them only. You need someone to fight for you. That's Jon. He doesn't just sit back and collect... he WORKS for you. Fights for you. And is so proactive. He hires...
- Katie B.
Jon Friedman is very good at what he does. Jon was very patient, professional, and responsive when he helped me with a recent MVA. Jon explained the process well and made sure I always involved and informed. I highly recommend Jon Friedman and would used him again in a heartbeat. Thank you Jon!
Jon was caring, knowledgable, and worked hard to represent me with my injury claim. Would certainly recommend him to others. I now have peace of mind and can go on with my life. Dorothy
- Dorothy M.
Jon was the best support I could have had through two long years. Sometimes I'd just want to give up. He'd stop, explain what I had to do and why; the process wouldn't look so daunting. I've been around personal injury cases for decades. I've never seen a lawyer who is better at helping people through the parts of the...
- Darlene W.
Over 25 years ago my husband was in an accident. Jon won him an outstanding settlement. Fast forward. I am in an accident. We didn't know who to call until we remembered Jon. I called him and once again he came through. We just settled my claim last week and it was everything that we had asked for. I would...
I didn't realize I needed the services of an attorney until it was almost too late to make a claim. Jon made sure everything was completed quickly and smoothly and his compassion really made it less stressful for me. He was very clear in guiding me through the insurance and legal processes and thanks to Jon, I have a settlement...
- Maya K.
I would recommend Jon Friedman to anyone! He exceeded all of my expectations and helped me obtain a generous settlement. I was involved in a motor vehicle accident that required 2 surgeries on my neck. Jon helped me every step of the way. I would have been lost without his expertise. Jon treated me as a individual and not "just...
- Michele J.
Mr. Friedman cuts to the chase and lets you know up front exactly what is going on and if you have a valid issue. He is dependable, follows through with his promises, calls in assistance when needed, and is forthright and fair in conclusion. I give him 5 stars because he earned 5 stars. I highly recommend Jon. Thank you.
- Jan N.
If you are looking for an attorney to represent you to the fullest... I will admit that John Friedman is the lawyer you are looking for! Yes there are a lot of lawyers out there, but will they bend over backwards for you? Jon will! He translate and put things in writing to where "YOU" can understand it. The insurance...
- Asia V.
My family will forever be grateful to John for his kind and persevering help for me after my injury. It is very lonely and scary to recover and rebuild your life after a major injury. Having John as my advocate gave me hope and allowed me to focus on getting healthy once again. I was impressed at John's abilities to...
- Patty M.
I have known Jon Friedman for twenty years and never thought the occasion would happen where I would need his services...but as life goes I was involved in a serious accident and thought that I could handle the insurance company claims adjustor and all the pressure from the physical healing, work, and negotiations. I was in way over my head...
- Brian B.
If there was a single highlight to being in a car accident, it was being able to work with Jon Friedman. Jon was referred to me by friend of mine after I was involved in a fairly bad car accident. Jon went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable, taken care of, and got everything I deserved....
- Geoff S.
I didn't want to hire a personal injury attorney but the car insurance company was giving me the run around and didn't even want to pay my medical bills. So I called around and found this place he has been honest, upfront with the whole process and I would recommend him to anyone who has been injured in the Portland...
- James J.
It was a pleasure meeting and working with you. No words my thanks. I appreciate everything you have done. Thank you for caring about me as one of your clients. That’s special and hard to find. You are one of a kind. Also, thank you for being straight forward and honest with me. You treated me like I’m a someone,...
- Leeann B.
Dear Jon Friedman I want to thank you so much for obtaining a VERY satisfactory settlement in my accident injury case. I felt I was well represented by you! Your constant communication made me feel that I was your first priority, though I realize you had a large case load with other clients. As a manager in a large organization...
A friend referred me to see Jon Friedman at a very low point in my life. Three months earlier I’d been hit in two auto accidents within 20 days. I thought, initially, that the pain I was experiencing afterward was a matter of muscle sprains and that if I saw a chiropractor, the pain would go away within a month...
- Jeannie H.
Jon Friedman helped me to an extent I could never have expected.I was hurt in a car accident. My initial attorney came well recommended but was frequently unavailable and was not communicating with me about very important issues. It was very stressful and I felt that I was on my own.That changed when I found and consulted with Jon Friedman....
- Michael T.
In 2010, while waiting at a signal light, our car was ‘rear-ended’, resulting in its total loss. We sustained severe injuries to multiple body areas, including the need for a hip replacement. We were referred to Jon Friedman, attorney, to guide us through the complicated process of MVA litigation. From our initial meeting we realized Mr. Friedman was a patient...
- Dorothy and Hap S.
I was involved in an auto accident on Jan,6,2013. I found Jon Friedman online or maybe by fate. I personally had no car insurance but the person that wrecked my truck did. I did not know that their insurance would cover me. I had extensive medical bills but my personal health care provider also did not cover auto accidents. Jon...
- Carl B.
Jon was so wonderful to work with. He was always available to answer my questions and concerns in a way that I was able to understand. Jon is a straight shooter and definitely someone you’d want in your corner to ensure that you are not taken advantage of. Jon is very compassionate, caring and very good at what he does....
- The Josephs
After my car accident in May 2009; I was referred to Jon Friedman Attorney; I am very thankful for that referral. Jon worked on my case everyday for many, many months. It was not easy at times & I had many, many questions for him during my case. Each time I asked a question, he had an answer; if not...
Attorney Jon Friedman has all the experience and dedication any person would want in a lawyer. I appreciate his drive and determination. He is focused, and motivated to help.
- A. Connett
Jon – I should have contacted you from the start. After the accident I thought everything would go smoothly and I could handle it on my own. My mistake. I am fortunate that I got in touch with you. Once you had the info you took the ball and ran with it. You had many suggestions that I had not...
Jon, I found your place page when I google’d for your phone number. As I plan to tell you on the phone when I call: I can’t thank you enough for helping me after my car accident. I am in such a good place now thanks to your help and patient guidance! I was amazed at all of the details...
- Rhonda D.
Jon is passionate about helping his clients AND a pleasure to work with.
Hello, My name is Dale J. Finding an attorney is never easy or fun, especially if you need one due to a traffic accident. I was in severe pain, not working and starting to build a huge mountain of doctor bills. That’s when a friend of mine said, Go See Jon Friedman !!! He Will Help You !!! During my...
- Dale J.
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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