Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Eugene, Oregon
At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our personal injury lawyers who work in Eugene, Oregon are dedicated to providing straightforward legal representation that is both attentive and realistic, which allows our clients to make informed decisions about the direction of their cases.
The Law Offices of Jon Friedman Attorney Practice Areas
Since 1984, our personal injury attorneys have provided prompt and personal attention to thousands of clients who were hurt by negligence.
Our immediate objective is to protect the injured from the insurance company’s misleading conversations, so they are aware of their rights and options throughout their legal journeys.
Once we take the lead, we notify all insurance representatives that all communication will be routed through our offices, so our clients can focus on their physical and emotional recovery.
We then evaluate each case based on the evidence, medical records, and recovery requirements, so we can begin pursuing a complete claim, focusing on each client’s full financial needs.
Once negotiations begin with the negligent party’s insurance company, we will pursue the best outcome available for each case. If negotiations break down at any point, we are prepared to litigate on our client’s behalf inside the courtroom.
Our personal injury attorneys work in Eugene and represent clients in the following practice areas:
- Airplane Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Scooter Injury
- Train Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
If you have been injured because of another person or party’s negligence, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers who work in Eugene today for a free case assessment.
Dedicated Bicycle Accident Attorneys Work in Eugene, Oregon
Eugene, Oregon has a bike-friendly reputation, thanks to its strong cycling culture and extensive network of bike paths.
Consistently ranking at the top of best cycling city lists, Eugene’s growing bicycle network includes hundreds of miles of dedicated bicycle lanes, paths, and bridges designed to keep our cycling community safe.
Unfortunately, bicycle collisions still occur, including the 826 traffic collisions involving vehicles and bicycles last year throughout Oregon.
Currently, the leading cause of Eugene bicycle accidents is drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to riders. Next is distracted driving, speeding, and passing cyclists too closely.
Bicycle accidents, by nature, lead to riders suffering severe injuries, whether they are wearing a helmet or protective gear, as they stand little chance of escaping a crash with a two-ton vehicle unharmed.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver while riding your bike in Eugene, contact our experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman today to discuss your injury needs during a free case assessment.
Skilled Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Work in Eugene, Oregon
Last year throughout the country, pedestrian accident deaths reached a thirty-year high, totaling 6,283 fatalities according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In Oregon, 69 people were killed on foot over the same period.
Home of the University of Oregon, Eugene’s pedestrian community includes nearly 24,000 enrolled students walking to and from class each day, and tens of thousands of others who are walking around the city for work, running errands, dining, and entertainment.
At some point throughout the day, each day, we are all pedestrians. And when negligent drivers are operating their cars, trucks, and SUVs while distracted, speeding, under the influence, or by failing to yield to those on foot, catastrophic injuries result.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys who work in Eugene today to discuss your recovery needs, so you are not left paying the overwhelming expenses associated with your crash out of pocket.
Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys Work in Eugene, Oregon
Last year there were over 50,000 vehicle collisions throughout the state, which led to 27,700 non-fatal injury crashes, and 500 traffic-related fatalities.
If you or your loved one was injured in a vehicle collision, our attorneys will pursue all the necessary evidence to seek a fair and full recovery for your unique injury circumstances.
Our legal strategies maximize the likelihood of each of our clients get fast, fair, and complete compensation for their injuries, so they can get their lives back.
Contact our experienced personal injury attorneys who work in Eugene, Oregon at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman at (503) 242-1440 to schedule a free consultation today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent party that caused your injuries for financial recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions for Personal Injury in Eugene
What steps should I take after an accident?
If able, exchange information with the other driver. Get their name, address, phone number, insurance information, and photos of the scene of the accident and the cars involved. Depending on the type of accident you may need want to file a DMV report. Afterwards you will want to contact a Eugene personal injury lawyer to help you build a case.
What is the likelihood that my personal injury case will go to trial?
According to the U.S. Department of Justice only around 5 percent of personal injury cases do go to trial. It is more likely that your case will settle outside of court. If your case is more complex, or if the insurance companies are not willing to negotiate, you may need to go to trial.
When should I hire a personal injury lawyer in Eugene?
The sooner after an accident the better, since you will still have the accident fresh in your mind. The longer you wait the details get fuzzy and they might not be as accurate. Also, the longer you wait the evidence to win your case may become harder to get. You also want to give your attorney the most amount of time before the statute of limitations.
Will my medical records help my case?
Yes. Getting a copy of your medical records is necessary to prove your injuries were caused by the accident. Your attorney will use these medical records to prove the extent of the injuries and the bills you incurred and will account for potential future bills.
Should I give a statement to the insurance company after an accident?
No, it is not advisable to speak to the insurance companies without an attorney. Anything you say to the insurance company adjuster can be used against you. Your Eugene attorney has dealt with countless insurance companies in their career and will know how to better handle the situation.
What is a letter of protection?
If you are unable to pay your medical bills during your case, your Eugene lawyer can give your healthcare provider a letter of protection. This is to give the healthcare provider confidence that they will be paid from the settlement you receive, and you are able to still receive medical treatment. Some providers will work with them, but others won’t.
Will I be taxed on my personal injury settlement?
IRC § 104 states money received on an account of a personal injury claim is tax free.
Can I talk to my friends about my case?
It is best to keep your case information to yourself.. Stop posting on social media, email, or text messages about the crash or your injuries during the case. The only communication that is protected is the ones you have with your lawyer. If you forward an email between you and your attorney to others, it is no longer protected.
Does Oregon have Personal Injury Protection (PIP)?
Yes, it is mandatory as a part of your car insurance policy. Motorcycle drivers are the only ones exempt from carrying PIP.