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We practice personal injury law so that we can help create safer communities by stopping the cycle of harm caused by negligence. We help hold individuals and corporations accountable for their wrongful conduct so that others don’t have to suffer the consequences.
Many who come to us have one burning desire: to help make sure that what was done to them is not done to another person or family. They need compensation, but they also want justice, and they want to help others. A successful case can not only mean the difference between a humane life instead of a bleak existence, but it can sometimes also make a difference for the safety of others. We need safety rules enforced so that we and our families will be protected from unnecessary harm.
Because we live in a democracy, it is juries that help protect our communities and make us safer by enforcing safety rules. Both the United States and the Oregon constitutions guarantee the right to a jury trial in a civil case. Juries cannot be lobbied or bought off; they are the independent safeguard of our rights and our liberties.
The time after a loss is stressful and difficult. An injured person, or the family of someone who has been wrongfully killed, needs compassion, legal expertise, and an effective advocate: someone who is willing to fight for what is fair and right, someone who is looking out for you and your family.
Injuries strike the young and the old, the poor and the well-to-do; none of us is immune from the risks created by those who break society’s safety rules. We have represented millworkers, truck drivers, police officers, judges, doctors, students, court staff, legislators, mechanics, homemakers, young children, professors, government employees, contractors, office workers, motorcycle club members, senior citizens, farm and ranch workers, engineers, business people, musicians, athletes, nursing home residents, and many hundreds of other Oregonians from all walks of life. Everyone who is hurt because safety rules are violated deserves to have someone in their corner who understands and will fight for what is fair and right.
Most cases settle, and almost anyone can settle a case. The question is: can they obtain a fair and just settlement? Defendants and their insurance companies don’t pay because they feel good doing it or out of a sense of charity. They pay because they are afraid that if they do not, the outcome might be worse for them. That can only happen if they are taken to trial and a jury requires them to pay more. A law firm’s skill, experience, and willingness to try a case for an injured person can make a huge difference in the amount of a settlement. One of the key questions any injured person should ask before retaining an attorney is about that attorney’s actual experience trying personal injury and wrongful death cases.
There is no substitute for trial ability and experience. A trial attorney must be willing to devote the time and resources to the injured person’s case to see it through to the end. That sometimes requires thousands of hours of work over many years. Attorneys who can do that are recognized by other attorneys and by judges. We are proud of the fact that other attorneys and out of state law firms ask us to help their clients. We are proud of our standing in the legal community. We are thankful for the people who have put their trust in us to help them and their families in some of the most difficult times in their lives. We deeply respect that trust, and do our very best to honor it.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the work we do, people we have represented, and cases we have prosecuted, including some of our trials. We respect our clients’ privacy, so many case examples do not disclose the identity of the person we helped, and often the financial results are confidential or private. Sometimes people wonder why a particular verdict is so high. The short answer is that high verdicts reflect horrendous human harms and losses. Every person we have represented would have been happier if they could have their health and their life back, instead of getting a verdict. Please always keep in mind that each case is unique, and the results of one person’s case do not predict how another person’s case will work out.
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