Sometimes settlement is the appropriate strategy for your case; however, in my experience, the only way for you to recover the true value of your case is to go to trial. Many lawyers avoid trial, I embrace it and have proven results.
For example, in a recent whiplash case, the insurance company’s top offer for my client was $35K. Many lawyers would have advised their client to take this offer. Instead we decided to take the case to trial and the jury awarded my client $250K,
one of the highest soft-tissue verdicts in Multnomah County.
NO WIN = NO FEE
I don’t charge an hourly fee. I work on a contingency fee basis. I take on all of the financial risk and I’ll advance all the costs related to your case. If we don’t win, I don’t take a fee.
My main area of practice is personal injury. I represent people seriously injured in accidents caused by another person or business, particularly car accidents. These injuries can be catastrophic and have a huge impact on one’s life – including family, work and physical well-being. Insurance companies will minimize your injury because they look at you as a number affecting their bottom line, not as a human.
Any lawyer can write a letter, get a quick settlement and move on to the next case. Unfortunately, quick settlements rarely give you fair compensation, especially for catastrophic injuries. The reason is simple enough: the insurance company controls the outcome.To get fair compensation you must fight, and that means taking your case to trial.
Talk to a lawyer before you settle an injury claim. If the insurance company isn’t offering you fair compensation, hire a lawyer that is prepared to go to trial. I pride myself on being trial lawyer.