Portland Catastrophic Injuries Lawyers
Helping People Get the Compensation They Deserve
If you were severely injured in an accident, you know how difficult the days and weeks that follow can be. You may be dealing with the initial shock of the accident itself, as well as the pain and trauma of your injuries. You may be unsure about how to move forward, whether it is with regard to your medical treatment or your financial future.
Fortunately, there is a team of compassionate, experienced catastrophic injury attorneys in Portland, OR at Pacific Cascade Legal who can help you navigate your case. We work with medical professionals to determine the full extent of your injuries and then work to prove your case to the insurance company.
Our goal is to help you obtain the maximum compensation you are owed for your injuries, as well as your pain and suffering. This compensation can help you pay for medical bills, rehabilitative therapy, lost wages, and more.
What Is Considered a "Catastrophic Injury?"
Catastrophic injuries are those that cause permanent damage, such as paralysis or brain damage. These injuries often require extensive long-term medical care and can drastically change the course of one's life.
Catastrophic injuries can include:
- Spinal cord damage
- Brain damage
- Partial or complete loss of sight or hearing
In Oregon, a catastrophic injury is legally defined as "any injury that results in permanent and significant functional impairment, requiring either life-sustaining medical treatment or institutionalization for a period of more than 90 days."
If you were injured in an accident and require life-sustaining medical treatment, you may be eligible for catastrophic injury benefits.
How Much Can You Recover From a Catastrophic Injury Case?
Oregon law allows you to recover up to $2 million in non-economic damages from a catastrophic injury case. This means you can seek compensation for things like pain and suffering, as well as emotional trauma.
In order to recover these damages, your Portland catastrophic injury lawyer must prove that your injuries have caused significant and permanent emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
You may also be able to recover money for your medical care, rehabilitation, and lost wages. The amount of your total compensation will depend on your individual circumstances, as well as the severity of your injuries.
How Our Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Can Help You
After a catastrophic injury, you may be dealing with medical bills, loss of wages, and mounting expenses. You may not know where to turn for help. At Pacific Cascade Legal, we can help you obtain the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
We can help you recover money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Permanent and significant functional impairment
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Oregon's No-Fault Law
Oregon is a "no-fault" state, which means you do not need to prove that the person who caused your accident was negligent in order to recover compensation. Under Oregon's no-fault law, you can file a claim for personal injury protection (PIP) benefits from the at-fault party's insurance company if you were injured in an auto accident.
If you were injured in a non-auto accident, you can still file a claim for PIP benefits. You may be entitled to up to $50,000 in medical expenses, up to $25,000 in lost wages, and 90 days of in-home services. You can also apply for PIP benefits if you were injured by a dog or if someone intentionally injured you.
If you were injured in a car accident and require life-sustaining medical treatment, you may be eligible for catastrophic injury benefits.
Contact Our Portland Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Today
At Pacific Cascade Legal, we know how to handle catastrophic injury cases. We understand the challenges you are facing and are ready to help you get the compensation you need. Our team is prepared to fight for you and your family and will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.