Workers’ compensation benefits are provided by law to employees who are injured on the job regardless of who was at fault for causing the accident. The benefits are intended to provide a safety net for employees while the recover from their injuries. In addition to payments for time missed from work and medical bills, employees are entitled to other benefits such as permanent impairment and permanent disability. Our attorneys can help injured employees recover benefits under the workman’s compensation statute.
An attorney knows how much your case is worth, which is invaluable in negotiations with an insurance company. In fact, one insurance company’s own internal study showed that it paid five times more money to people who hire an attorney.
An attorney can get you more money in your pocket by investigating and exploring insurance coverage available to compensate you for your injuries, recommending health care providers who diagnose and treat common accident injuries, and negotiating discounts with health insurers who seek subrogation.
We have sophisticated and efficient claims handling procedures that lead to fast settlements. That said, if an insurance company offers a low-ball settlement, we will fight them in court. Our attorneys have successfully litigated hundreds of cases against insurance companies and will make sure you recover every penny you deserve.
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Oregon State Police reported four teens injured and one killed in a car crash on Highway 6 northwest of Forest Grove. The crash occurred when the driver drifted off the roadway sending the vehicle down an embankment and striking a large tree. Forest Grove Fire had to cut open the car to get the teens out. One teen was pronounced dead at the scene of the car crash. The other four teens were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries. The following are five of the most common causes of car crashes.
In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reported 726 fatal bicycle accidents in traffic. This is a 6.5 percent increase over 2012. In addition, 49,000 injuries on a bicycle were also reported. Here are the six most common causes of bicycle accidents according to the NHTSA National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors.
Vicious dogs pose a risk to all members of the community, but especially to children. A dog bite should be taken very seriously. Often children do not understand how to approach a dog. Even children who have been taught not to approach a strange dog may forget at the moment and be threatened. Aggressive dogs often chase after children when they get out of a fenced yard. It is important to know the dog bite laws and hire an experienced dog bite injury attorney if you or your child has been injured. The following are some steps to take after a dog bite.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident as a rider or a passenger, you are probably wondering how much your motorcycle accident claim may be worth. The following are a few common factors that will affect the value of any claim you decide to make.
Head-on collisions are the most deadly type of crash due to speed of both vehicles at the time of impact. The sudden change in velocity which occurs upon impact causes serious damages and injuries. When a head-on semi-truck accident occurs, the weight of the semi can be up to 80,000 pounds and the weight of a common passenger car can be 4,000 pounds or less. Obviously, the semi-truck has a better chance of coming out unharmed.
For any slip and fall case, proof is needed in order for the case to be settled or go to trial. That means you need an experienced, trusted and aggressive lawyer to prove the defendant was negligent. In addition, a slip and fall attorney will need to prove that the defendant’s negligence played a part in causing your injuries. In a car accident case, it is usually straightforward who was at fault for the accident. However, in a slip and fall case proving liability can be much more complex.
A woman suffered a wrongful death after being struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in Southwest Portland according to police. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a red or burgundy older van. Portland police say the woman was struck at Southwest Carson Street and Southwest 45th Avenue. The driver never stopped after the crash. The suspect vehicle was last seen moving north on Southwest 45 Avenue after the crash. Neighbors and friends of the Portland woman say they are sad for their loss and some even angry at speeding drivers that have taken over their roads and the city hasn’t done anything to help.
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