Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in Salem, Oregon
At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our personal injury lawyers in Salem, Oregon are dedicated to providing our clients with prompt, personal legal representation, so they can focus on getting their lives back on track with confidence.
We provide free case assessments that allow any one of our city’s nearly 170,000 residents to understand their legal rights and options after being injured in a collision, so together we can pursue the best outcome for their unique cases.
The Law Offices of Jon Friedman Attorney Practice Areas
We are not a one-approach fits all law firm. We pride ourselves on developing personal injury claims that fit the person, personally. Your medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses will require an independent evaluation, so our demands to the negligent party’s insurance company match your true financial recovery needs.
Our personal injury attorney practice areas in Salem include:
- 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 hurt because of another person or party’s negligence, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Salem, Oregon today for a free case assessment.
Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in Salem, Oregon
By far, the most frequent types of personal injuries occur during vehicle collisions, which is one of our law firm’s primary focuses. Because that is where our communities need our help most.
Car accidents can range from rear-end collisions caused by reckless drivers to head-on collisions caused by distracted drivers, with each crash resulting in unique injuries that change our residents’ lives without notice.
Last year there were over 50,000 vehicle collisions throughout the state, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Those crashes resulted in 27,700 non-fatal injuries, and 500 fatalities.
Over the past five years, distracted driving has been tremendously problematic, accounting for over 13,600 crashes, nearly 21,000 injuries, and approximately 140 deaths.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident caused by negligence, allow our personal injury attorneys in Salem to put nearly four decades of experience to work for you and your family, beginning with a free case assessment today.
Knowledgeable Truck Accident Attorneys in Salem, Oregon
In Salem, the state government may be our city’s largest employer, but we also play a significant role in the area’s farming communities as a major agricultural food processing center.
Located on the I-5 corridor, our city’s primary processing center is responsible for canning assorted fruits and vegetables and frozen products for distribution throughout the country.
Since 1982, Salem has also been home to Kettle Foods, Inc., the popular potato chip company that distributes its products across the nation.
While there are many similarities in the processing industry, the one constant is that these products are being transported by large semi-trucks, box trucks, and delivery vehicles that are crowding our roadways and leading to catastrophic accidents across Oregon.
If you have been involved in a truck accident in Salem, chances are your injuries are severe and will require extended medical care and lengthy absences from work.
You should not be responsible for paying these damages out of pocket.
Contact our skilled truck accident lawyers who work in Salem today to learn how we can help outline your unique financial recovery needs to pursue the maximum outcome for your case.
Pursuing Maximum Damages for Our Clients Important Recovery Needs
In Oregon, our personal injury attorneys in Salem focus on pursuing two types of damages for our clients: Economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include expenses we can physically count, including the past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity when our client’s injuries keep them from returning to their previous role at work.
Non-economic damages include expenses that cannot be accounted for in dollars and cents, like past, present, and future, pain and suffering. We focus on calculating the overall interference of your ability to lead your day-to-day life, so together we can pursue a fair value for your overall harm.
If the negligent actions or inaction of another has caused your injuries, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salem at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman at (503) 242-1440 to schedule a free consultation today to learn more about how we can help you hold them liable for your financial compensation needs.
Frequently Asked Questions for Personal Injury Attorney in Salem
Should I try to handle my personal injury case without an attorney?
It depends on the nature and extent of the crash and your injuries. Usually, it is not in your best interest. When you try to handle your case without a qualified Salem personal injury attorney you could inadvertently cause yourself trouble, even if you later hire an attorney.
How do I know how much my personal injury case is worth?
The best way to get an accurate estimate is to contact a Salem personal injury lawyer. Value depends on the type of accident, the type of injuries and how your injuries affect your life amongst other considerations.
Can I post about my accident on my social media?
No, you should not post about your accident on any social media platform.
Is what I say in the initial consultation kept confidential?
Yes, even though you are not a client at the time of the consultation, you are still protected under the attorney-client confidentiality privilege.
What is the discovery period?
This discovery period is when both sides exchange information about the case to prepare for trial, and to see if they are able to reach a settlement without going to trial. Typically, requests for production and deposition are a part of discovery.
How will my Salem personal injury lawyer prepare me for trial?
Being prepared for your trial is very important. Your attorney will go over the case with you and explain how the process works. They will also get you ready for the deposition and run through the types of questions you might be asked during the case.
If I wasn’t at fault for the accident, but I don’t have car insurance do I still have a case?
It depends. If you can show you had coverage within 180 days of the wreck, and had it continuously for at least a year, perhaps.
Is my Salem attorney allowed to accept a settlement without my consent?
No, your attorney is not able to accept a settlement without speaking to you first and getting your consent.
Who pays my settlement?
Usually an insurance company pays your settlement.