Eugene, OR Personal Injury Attorneys
Ready to Fight for Your Fair Recovery
If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence, you may be able to demand compensation for your damages through a civil injury claim. At Pacific Cascade Legal, our experienced Eugene personal injury attorneys are committed to helping our clients navigate the legal system to pursue the most compensation possible. We understand how overwhelming and stressful the aftermath of an accident or injury can be, which is why we provide compassionate and skilled legal representation that can handle all parts of your case. We have an impressive history of case results, so we’d like to have the chance to see if we can add your case to our successes, too.
One Firm That Can Handle Many Cases
Our Eugene personal injury attorneys have experience in handling a wide range of personal injury claims, including:
- Car accidents: Accidents involving passenger vehicles. Our attorneys can help clients negotiate with insurance companies or take legal action to recover compensation for their injuries in court.
- Motorcycle accidents: Accidents where a motorcyclist is injured due to the negligence of another motorist. Our attorneys understand the unique challenges involved in motorcycle accidents and can help clients navigate the legal system to recover compensation.
- Truck accidents: Accidents involving commercial trucks, 18-wheelers, semis, or big rigs that can result in catastrophic injuries. Our attorneys can investigate the accident and file against nationwide trucking companies.
- Slip and fall accidents: Slip or trip accidents that occur on someone else's property due to hazardous or unkempt conditions. Our attorneys can help clients seek compensation for injuries suffered due to the property owner's negligence.
- Medical malpractice: Cases involving medical errors or negligence by a healthcare provider that either harms the patient or fails to properly treat the patient’s pre-existing condition. Our attorneys have the necessary legal knowledge and experience to take on powerful medical institutions in court.
- Construction accidents: Accidents that occur on construction sites that involve workers. If a third party like a subcontracted worker caused the accident due to negligence, then it might be possible to pursue workers’ compensation benefits and additional damages through an injury claim.
Compensation & Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim can help you find a sense of justice and closure after an accident disrupted your life so badly. With a successful conclusion, the compensation can also put you back on solid financial ground, so you feel less worried about the future.
Common types of compensation available through a personal injury claim are:
- Medical bills: Compensation for the medical expenses related to the injury, including hospital bills, doctor's visits, medication, therapy, and any necessary medical equipment.
- Lost wages: Compensation for the income lost due to missing work as a result of the injury. This can include future earnings if the injury results in long-term or permanent disability.
- Pain and suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional harm caused by the injury, such as physical pain, mental distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. This can include damages for PTSD, anxiety, or depression caused by the accident.
It's important to note that the types of compensation available may vary depending on the specific details of the case. We can help determine the types and amounts of compensation that can be pursued in your situation.
Call to Learn How to Start Your Case
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of another person or party, our experienced Eugene personal injury attorneys would like to hear from you. We are committed to holding responsible parties accountable and helping our clients obtain the compensation they deserve for their losses. With compassionate and skilled legal representation by your side, you can stand up to the defendant and insurance company for a range of personal injury claims, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
Speak with us now by dialing (541) 329-7455.
Eugene, OR Personal Injury FAQ
What is Oregon’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims?
In Oregon, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury. Your case can be blocked if you try to file after this statute expires.
What does comparative negligence mean?
In Oregon, comparative negligence is used for injury claims. Comparative negligence means that liability for an accident can be divided between the plaintiff and the defendant. Any recovery made by the plaintiff is reduced by their own liability percentage. Also, if their liability is at least 51%, then the court won’t allow a recovery against the defendant.
What are the four elements of liability?
To prove liability in a personal injury claim, four elements usually must be present: (1) duty of care owed to the plaintiff by the defendant; (2) breach of that duty by the defendant; (3) causation proved between the breach and the plaintiff’s injury; and (4) damages were caused by the injury, such as physical, mental, and/or financial harm.
How long does it take to finish a personal injury case?
The length of time it takes to finish a personal injury case can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the case, the number of parties involved, and the willingness of the parties to settle. Some cases may be resolved quickly through settlement negotiations, while others could take more than a year to reach a resolution in court. The legal process can be time-consuming, involving investigations, discovery, depositions, and other legal procedures. It's important to have realistic expectations and work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help guide you through the legal process, so you can know that there are no unnecessary delays.
What are contingency fees?
Contingency fees are fees that personal injury attorneys charge on a "no win, no fee" basis. This means that the client will only have to pay attorney fees if their attorney wins their case or secures a settlement for the client. If the client’s case ends in a win for the defendant, then the client will not be expected to pay attorney fees.