Our Oregon auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman provide each of our clients with a realistic legal approach to pursuing compensation for their injuries by examining several factors.
First, we determine who was liable for the crash, and whether more than one driver is responsible for the damages before examining the amount of liability insurance available from the at-fault driver’s policy.
Next, we establish reasonable value based on the severity of the collision and what injuries were caused to our client. We use medical records documenting treatment received from the collision.
documentation and the associated treatment received following the collision.
Once we evaluate the facts of the case and convey what those details mean to each client’s legal position, we will explain what types of economic and non-economic damages apply to their unique cases.
What are Considered Economic Damages in Oregon?
Economic damages refer to the tangible financial losses that our clients sustained because of the crash.
This may include:
- All past and future medical expenses.
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings.
- The cost of rehabilitation, physical therapy, live-in care, and any other specialized treatment.
- Property repairs and replacements.
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident.
- Every way the injuries impact your day-to-day life.
Calculating economic damages requires gathering all the necessary medical bills, receipts, and insurance statements, paystubs and wage statements, and other financial documents reflecting physical losses from the crash.
We will also outline the full extent of your injuries and any permanent complications to calculate your future medical needs, if applicable, and how they impact your ability to work going forward to determine your long-term costs.
What are Considered Non-Economic Damages in Oregon?
Non-economic damages refer to the physical and emotional losses you sustained because of your injuries.
This may include:
- Chronic pain.
- Mental anguish and emotional distress.
- Depression and anxiety.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Permanent disability.
- Scarring and/or disfigurement.
- Loss of care, companionship, consortium, or quality of life.
Because you cannot provide financial documentation for these losses, they are more challenging for injury victims to calculate on their own. We can help.
Contact us Our Car Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman Today
Before speaking with the insurance company, contact our Multnomah County car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman at (503) 242-1440 to schedule a free consultation to determine the best legal course of action to pursue the complete damages you suffered during the crash.