Experienced Portland Personal Injury Attorney
We are expert Personal Injury Attorneys handling Portland personal injuries; we can help you avoid this toxic legal environment. We work with the bad driver’s insurance to get you a fair and just settlement well short of trial. We help you avoid the depositions, abuse, delayed justice, forced medical exams, and the courthouse.
The Reed Law Firm Can Help!
• Car accidents – Automobile accidents
• Trucking Accidents – Car versus Truck Accidents
• Repairing Your Car After an Auto Accident
• When Your Car is a Total Loss
• Bicycle Accident Injuries – Bicycle Versus Auto Injuries
• Pedestrian Injuries – Cross Walk Injuries
• Motorcycle Accident Injuries
• Dog Bite Injuries
• Head-on Collision Injuries
• Slip and Fall Injuries – Fall Injuries – Premises Liability
• Sexual Abuse Injuries
• Defective Products Injuries – Dangerous Products Injuries
• Burn Injuries
• Wrongful Death – Accidental Death
• Rest Home Neglect Injuries – Rest Home Abuse Injuries
• Permanent Injuries
• Disfigurement and Scarring Injuries
• Medical Malpractice Injuries
• Drunk Driving Injuries – Drunk Driver Injuries
• Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Injuries
Portland Auto & Car Accident Attorneys
An auto accident can turn an injury victim’s life upside-down. Sometimes pain from a car wreck never goes away. It can rob victims of the things that matter most in life, like pain-free sleep, or any sleep at all. Injury victims suddenly find themselves at risk for losing their jobs, their homes, their very way of life. This is their “new reality,” but insurance companies and their lawyers are skilled at painting victims as “faking it” or “milking the system.” Insurance companies have polluted our jury pools. And spilled coffee cases don’t help any, serving only to reinforce the belief that our system is broken. Ask any neighbor and most hold negative views of anyone “suing,” unless the wrong-doer is some kind of villain (e.g., drunk drivers, road-ragers, child molesters).
But most injuries are not caused by villains. Even worse, in Oregon, insurance companies get to hide behind their bad drivers: By law, a jury is barred from knowing that the bad actor even had insurance.
So for instance they don’t know that in reality insurance will be paying the jury verdict against the elderly man who sent a teenager to the hospital with broken bones.
It’s a harsh handicap. Insurance lawyers argue things like: “This ambulance chaser and his client want $100,000 from my elderly client, Mr. Doe. That’s asking too much. We know the boy lost his football scholarship, but don’t destroy Mr. Doe over it. He made a simple mistake any of us could make!” All the while Mr. Doe sits there calmly knowing he’ll never pay a cent.
Most accident victims entering our system of justice are met by very rude and crafty insurance defense lawyers, who during depositions call them fat or otherwise verbally attack them, or smirk when they can’t hold back emotions when talking about how the accident wrecked parts of their lives. Many who work claims in insurance dehumanize injury victims, presumably so they can sleep at night.
But if you’re one of the estimated five percent of our cases that has to go to the court house, then we have the experience to win: One of our recent trial verdicts was $550,000*; another of our verdicts ended up being more than what we asked for: $3.1 million when the insurance lawyers had offered “zero.”*
We can settle most automobile accident injury cases for fair and just payment without going to trial. But either way, with or without a trial, you have just the one chance to get justice, and insurance companies know it. They will pull out all the stops.
In one of our trials, the insurance lawyer hired seven medical experts and surgeons! But they didn’t fool the jury; one by one we forced these hired-gun experts to admit they didn’t have the facts. For example, one expert admitted he hadn’t read even one page of 20 deposition transcripts before trial; he ignored 1,500 pages of sworn testimony! Yet he still gave the jury his $6,500 “expert opinion” anyway! That’s not justice, but that’s how they work.
Auto insurance companies hire experts to say accident victims didn’t get hurt at all; or if they did, they got better in nine weeks. Imagine that: As different as we are as individuals beings, hired-gun insurance experts can put us all into a nine-week box. Meanwhile, insurance companies avoid responsibility for their careless people.
The system is lopsided, in favor of insurance companies. If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident, we can help level your playing field. We can stand against them and fight for you. We know their weaknesses from an insider’s vantage point. They have in-house lawyers, working full-time against injury victims like you; you need someone on your side who knows how they work. • Click About Us.
Sometimes in these types of auto injury cases, the medical bills are more than all combined insurances. When this happens we fight with the lien claimants to reduce liens. We recently got a $405,479 medical lien down to $33,333.* In another, we only had $25,000 in total available insurance limits, and the medical bills totaled $82,967. We got all liens reduced to $4,691.* We are experts in dealing with lien claimants and have gotten liens and medical bills dramatically reduced in many cases.
We work closely with all health care insurances, Medicare, Medicaid, and OHP, so that when you leave our office, the check in your hand is a “net check” with no lurking liens or bills left out there unpaid. From start to finish, we help you get to the best possible result.
Let us help you get back on your feet, cover your medical bills, obtain lost wages, assist with your vehicle damage (we often help with the car repair/replacement Free of Charge), see if there’s rental car coverage, and keep your credit from getting ruined. We guide you through the process. Let us put our experience on your side to help you get fair and just payment for what you’ve been through. We are expert Personal Injury Lawyers that have experience successfully handling Portland Personal Injury Claims. Call us now at (541)772-3266 for a FREE initial phone consultation with an expert Personal Injury Auto Accident Attorney.
Or click here, which will send you to an easy on-line inquiry so we can assess your case and set up a convenient time – even evenings/weekends – to discuss maximizing your settlement and making you whole, so that you’re not a victim twice.*
BEWARE — POSSIBLE SHORT-DEADLINE ALERT: If the car or truck that hit you was owned/operated by any governmental entity, then you have a much shorter deadline than normal, often as little as 180 days! Consult with us to protect your rights or you could lose automatically.*