Experienced Portland Oregon Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident in Oregon or Washington, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our personal injury attorneys can help maximize your personal and financial recovery, and you pay nothing unless we win.
What are your legal rights if you have been injured in an accident? It is an important question that, unfortunately, does not have an easy answer. When all you want is to get your life back to normal, you will quickly discover that collecting the financial compensation to move on with your life is not as straightforward as it should be.
At D’Amore Law Group, we help accident victims recover just compensation. Helping injured victims and their families is what we have done for more than a quarter of a century. If you are entitled to a financial recovery, we can use our experience to protect your rights, and we will do what it takes to win the compensation you deserve.
In Oregon and Washington, most personal injury claims are governed by the law of negligence. This means that, if someone else is responsible for what happened, you are entitled to compensation for all of the financial and non-financial effects of your injuries. This includes not only out-of-pocket costs such as medical expenses and prescription costs, but also loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
When seeking just compensation for an injury, you first need to know what is “just.” In other words, how much does the law say you are entitled to recover? To find out, you need to obtain a comprehensive medical diagnosis as soon as possible, and you should discuss your legal rights with an attorney right away. Your attorney needs to get to know you and your family – both before and after
Full-Service Legal Representation for Personal Injury Victims in Oregon and Washington
With our firm, every case starts with a free consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you personally to learn from you, explore your situation, answer your questions, and help you understand everything you need to do in order to protect your rights. While we will handle most aspects of your claim for you, you will still need to do things like attend doctors’ appointments, follow your doctors’ advice, and meet with us when we need your input about your case. If you don’t know where to go for medical attention, we can provide you with a referral. If you need help with things like repairs, appointment scheduling, and dealing with your employer, we will be available to assist you in any way we can.
“With the help and guidance of D’Amore Law Group, I was able to maintain relative calm in a very stressful situation. They made every effort to keep me informed and up to date on my case. I truly felt as though I was their only client. Because of them I was able to focus on my health. If I am ever in need of an attorney again, D’Amore will be my first call.” – K. Groeger, Oregon
“I am forever grateful for Tom D’Amore and the staff at D’Amore Law Group who helped play a role in the recovery of this compensation. I would highly recommend this law firm to any of my friends and family, and be able to do it without a doubt in my mind that they would be well taken care of.” – E. Dodge, Washington
Cases We Handle
As a personal injury law firm with office locations in Oregon and Washington, we represent accident victims throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our experience includes helping our clients win insurance settlements and trial verdicts for injuries resulting from:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are among the most-common cases we handle. We have extensive experience helping injured drivers and passengers recover just compensation. We handle cases involving all forms of negligence – from distracted driving to falling asleep behind the wheel. Unfortunately, recovering just compensation through the insurance companies is far more difficult than it should be. We can make sure that you are treated fairly, and we can help you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your claim for just compensation.
The Pacific Northwest is a great place to ride. Unfortunately, collisions involving motor vehicles are all too common. Distracted drivers, drowsy drivers, and drivers who simply do not appreciate the risks of driving carelessly put motorcycle riders in extreme danger. Dangerous road and weather conditions will often play a role in motorcycle accidents as well.
Regardless of the factors involved in your motorcycle accident, you owe it to yourself to speak with an attorney. We can help you understand your rights and make informed decisions about pursuing a financial recovery.
Accidents involving commercial trucks are to blame for a disproportionate number of serious and fatal injuries. From driver negligence to cargo loading errors, there are numerous issues that can change victims’ lives in the blink of an eye. Truck accident cases are uniquely complicated, and the trucking companies’ defense lawyers will fight vigorously to deny accident victims’ claims for compensation. We have the experience, resources, and dedication needed to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Auto insurance policies cover injuries from pedestrian accidents. If you were hit by a negligent driver in Oregon or Washington, our attorneys and professional staff can handle your insurance claim and make sure you receive just compensation as quickly as possible. From medical expenses to chronic pain and long-term disabilities, injuries from being hit by a car or truck can impact all aspects of your life. We can help make sure you do not suffer any more than is absolutely necessary.
Bicycle accidents are handled similar to pedestrian accidents under Oregon and Washington law. Whether you ride for fun, exercise, or daily transportation, if you are injured in an accident involving a passenger or commercial vehicle, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injury-related losses. Our attorneys have significant experience representing cyclists in personal injury claims, and we can act quickly to preserve your claim for compensation.
Medical Malpractice and Medication Errors
Medication errors and other forms of medical malpractice are alarmingly common. From hospitals to private doctors’ offices, physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals practicing in all settings can – and do – make significant mistakes that result in lasting damage to their patients. Medical malpractice cases involve unique laws and complicated legal procedures. We have the experience needed to maximize your financial recovery.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is another unfortunate reality that affects far too many innocent individuals. Despite existing for the sole purpose of providing professional and compassionate care to their aging residents, the statistics show that many nursing homes are the site of endemic neglect and abuse. Our seniors deserve far better. If you are concerned about nursing home neglect or abuse in Oregon or Washington, we encourage you to contact us right away.
Sexual Abuse and Assault
As a victim of sexual abuse or assault, the law is on your side. But you need to take legal action in order to hold your assailant accountable. While a criminal case can lead to fines and jail time, you will need to file a civil claim in order to recover compensation for your medical expenses, emotional trauma, and other losses. At D’Amore Law Group, we are passionate about representing victims of sexual abuse and assault, and we are prepared to do whatever it takes to stand up for your legal rights.
If you have been injured on a construction site, you are not alone. Working in construction is one of America’s most dangerous occupations. We regularly hear from workers who have suffered severe lacerations, burns, broken bones, and other disabling injuries. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for construction accident victims in Oregon and Washington, and we can make sure you do not settle for less than you deserve.
Personal Injury FAQs: Accident Victims’ Rights in Oregon and Washington
Q: How do I know if I have a claim for financial compensation?
As someone who has been injured in an accident or as a result of someone else’s intentional conduct, understanding your rights isn’t easy. The law is complicated, and you need to have a clear understanding of the immediate and long-term effects of your injuries. To find out if you have a claim for financial compensation, you should seek medical attention immediately and speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Q: How do I know if I should speak with an attorney?
If you have been injured and you think it is possible that someone else may be to blame, you should speak with an attorney. At D’Amore Law Group, we offer free consultations so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call. The long-term physical, financial, and emotional effects of traumatic injuries can be devastating, and you need to make an informed decision about pursuing a claim for just compensation.
Q: What if it has been a while since the accident?
In Oregon, you have two years to file most types of personal injury claims. In Washington State, you have three years. If it has been a while since your accident, you may still be entitled compensation. You should contact an attorney promptly to discuss your legal rights.
Q: What if I am concerned that I may be partially to blame?
In Oregon and Washington, even if you were partially at fault in an accident, you may still be entitled to a partial financial recovery. Once again, the law is complicated, and you should not make any assumptions about your legal rights until you speak with an experienced attorney.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation at D’Amore Law Group
To find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for your accident-related injuries, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. You can reach us 24/7. Don’t let someone else’s negligence or abuse take control of your life – call (503) 222-6333 or send us a message online and get on the road to recovery today.