Bend, OR Personal Injury Lawyers
Handling Claims & Lawsuits for Injured Locals
Suffering a personal injury can be a devastating experience, and the road to recovery can be long and difficult. If you've been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, our Bend personal injury attorneys from Pacific Cascade Legal are here to help you. We understand how overwhelming the legal process can be and are dedicated to fighting for your rights to help you demand the compensation you deserve. With years of experience and a successful track record, our team is prepared to assist you with even the toughest personal injury claims and lawsuits. We can work tirelessly to help you regain control of your life and secure the financial support you need to move forward.
Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Our Bend personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury case types, including:
- Car accidents: Accidents involving passenger cars, SUVs, or pickup trucks caused by another driver's negligence.
- Truck accidents: Accidents involving commercial trucks, 18-wheelers, or big rigs, which can cause life-changing injuries.
- Motorcycle accidents: Accidents involving motorcycles caused by another driver's failure to yield, reckless driving, or other types of negligence. Motorcycle riders tend to be at a higher risk of catastrophic injury than the average motorist.
- Slip and fall accidents: Accidents that occur on someone else's property due to hazardous or unsafe conditions that can cause someone to slip or trip.
- Medical malpractice: Cases involving medical errors or negligence by a healthcare professional or medical institution that lead to the injury or continued harm of a patient.
- Construction accidents: Accidents that occur on construction sites due to safety violations or negligence, leading to injuries to workers or bystanders.
At our law firm, our legal team has the experience and skills necessary to handle a wide range of personal injury cases. We are committed to helping you from start to finish, whether your case will enter settlement negotiations or must go to court for litigation.
Compensation That Could Be Owed to You
When you are injured due to someone else's negligence, you can seek financial compensation, which can vary based on the specific case. Money can’t undo what has happened, but it can make it easier for you to recover and put the accident behind you.
Four types of compensation that could be owed to you include:
- Medical costs: Compensation for medical bills related to the injury, such as hospital stays, surgeries, doctor appointments, prescription medication, physical therapy, and medical equipment.
- Lost wages: Compensation for lost income or wages due to the injury, which can include time off work for medical appointments or recovery, as well as any reduced earning capacity due to the injury.
- Pain and suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional damage caused by the injury, such as pain, discomfort, anxiety, depression, loss of sleep, and other mental or psychological issues.
- Lessened enjoyment of life: Compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life activities, hobbies, and other leisure activities the plaintiff can no longer engage in due to their injuries.
It's important to note that compensation can vary greatly based on the specific circumstances of each case. Our experienced Bend personal injury attorneys can help determine which types of compensation may apply to your case and how to recover them.
Fight for Your Rights Today – Call Now
At Pacific Cascade Legal, we believe that everyone who has been injured due to someone else’s negligence deserves compassionate and experienced legal representation. Our Bend personal injury attorneys are here to help you discover your legal options to seek compensation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you with your personal injury case.
Bend, OR Personal Injury FAQ
Do I have a lot of time to file a personal injury claim in Oregon?
No, in Oregon, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury. It's important to file your claim within this window, as failure to do so will likely result in you being unable to recover compensation for your injuries. It's recommended that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options and the specific timeline for your case.
Is Oregon a comparative negligence state?
Yes, Oregon is a comparative negligence state. Under comparative negligence, the court will compare the actions of both the plaintiff and the defendant and assign a percentage of fault to each party. This means that even if the plaintiff is partially at fault for their injury, they may still be able to recover compensation, but the amount of compensation will be reduced based on their percentage of fault. If the plaintiff’s liability reaches or exceeds 51%, then they will be barred from making a recovery against the defendant.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
Determining if you have a valid personal injury claim can be a complex process and depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, who was at fault, and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. An attorney will want to investigate the case to learn about the duty of care owed to you by the defendant, what the defendant did to violate that duty of care, and how that violation directly caused your injuries and losses.
Will my personal injury claim take a while to finish?
Some cases can be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take years. It depends on the complexity of the case and whether a settlement is feasible. Your personal injury attorney can work tirelessly to ensure that your case is resolved in a timely and fair manner.
How are personal injury attorneys paid?
Personal injury attorneys are typically paid on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney will not receive payment for attorney fees unless and until the client receives a financial settlement or judgment award from a court. The attorney's fee is a percentage of the settlement or award, so the client can always afford them. If the client does not receive a settlement or award, the attorney will not receive payment for attorney fees. This pay arrangement makes hiring quality legal counsel highly affordable for people of all financial backgrounds.