It is important to understand the first steps in hiring an Oregon personal injury attorney and how one can help you and your situation.
An Oregon personal injury attorney is an attorney who can help you recover compensation when you have suffered a personal injury due to the carelessness or negligence of another person. At Johnson Law, P.C., we specialize in motor vehicle accident cases.
There is no upfront cost to retain a personal injury attorney. We do not get paid unless we win. Almost all personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, but that does not mean they charge the same fee. If we settle prior to trial or arbitration we take 33.3 percent of the recovery as our attorney fee, after your medical bills have been paid. Many personal injury attorneys take their 33.3 percent fee before the medical bills have been paid. This can result in the client receiving little or no compensation.
If we go to arbitration or trial, our contingency fee is 40 percent of the recovery, again after the medical bills are paid. This results in our clients being fairly compensated with higher financial recovery.
While fighting on your behalf, we incur many expenses such as filing fees, court reporter fees, subpoena fees and other fees. Our office will cover these as your case proceeds.
When you call our office, we will have you describe the accident and your injuries sustained. We will usually follow up if we need more information and set up an office meeting.
If traveling to our place is difficult, especially if injuries keep you from being very mobile, we can arrange to meet you at a more convenient location.
Once we review your case, we will decide if you have a strong enough claim to proceed and if you do, we get to work right away.
If you have suffered any serious injury in a car or truck accident, may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Give us a call to reach an experienced Oregon personal injury attorney today.