Do I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim or Case?
Posted on behalf of Rizk Law on Jun 20, 2018 in Personal Injury
If you have recently been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, there may be several important issues running through your mind. First and foremost, you are concerned about the prospects of a successful recovery. You may have acquired severe injuries that are keeping you away from work and your family. You are likely concerned about the expenses associated with these injuries, and how you will recover debt-free.
Our duty at RizkLaw is to make sure you stay focused on your health while we take the lead on negotiations and legal matters. We’re here to help you acquire the economic and non-economic damages associated with your accident to aid your path to a speedy recovery. Contact Richard Rizk at any time to discuss your personal injury case for free.
In Oregon, you are entitled to compensation when you’ve been hurt as the result of negligent or reckless actions. You can recover these damages through a claim to the negligent party’s insurance company, or through a personal injury lawsuit. In either of these instances, your chances of recovering what you deserve to cover expenses associated with the accident exponentially increase with the guidance of a skilled personal injury attorney. To determine if you have a legitimate case, your attorney will seek to establish these three facts.
In order to hold the other party accountable for the injuries you’ve incurred, you must be able to show that the other party acted negligently or recklessly. After a serious car accident in Portland, you may be able to prove that the other driver was at fault because he missed a stop sign. This is a negligent action that is directly to blame for the collision.
Negligence Prompted Injury
Negligence by itself won’t guarantee you receive compensation for your injuries. You must be able to prove the link between the other party’s negligent behavior and your injuries. In the above example, if the victim sustained head trauma, broken bones, whiplash, or any other injury because of that accident, the other driver’s negligence would be considered the culprit for the personal injury. Had the driver respected the stop sign, the accident never would have occurred and you would not be in that hospital bed.
When you work with RizkLaw, your attorney will thoroughly investigate everything that led up to the accident, the accident itself, and the aftermath of the accident to hold the at-fault party accountable and maximize your settlement.
Injury Resulted in Recoverable Damages
If the above two pieces of your case can be established, the final piece of the puzzle is to prove that you have suffered personal or financial harm because of the injuries you incurred. In Oregon, recoverable damages is an umbrella term for many expenses associated with your injuries. Economic damages include:
- Present and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Reduction in earning capacity as a result of your injuries
Oregon law also allows victims to recover damages for non-economic damages, including:
- Present and future pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of companionship and support
- Psychological damages
Though you may clearly be suffering, insurance companies are not sympathetic to any individual case. Insurance adjusters are incentivized to keep payouts low, and they will do what it takes to offer you a measly settlement or reject your claim completely. Do not take the first settlement offer and do not concern yourself with fighting insurers while you are healing. Allow Richard Rizk to get a hold of your case and win every cent you deserve. Call (503) 245-5677 to start your journey to recovery or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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