Portland Boating Accident Lawyers
Boating accidents may not be a common occurrence, but when they do happen, any such collision can be quite dangerous for the passengers. Speed boats and fishing boats simply do not have the types of safety gear or design structures that protect passengers as you would find on a motor vehicle. If you suffered injuries in a collision on the water that was not your fault, you have the right to seek damages. The Portland boating accident lawyers at Strong Law know how to use our skills to try to help you to win the award you should have from the insurance company.
Because our boating accident attorneys have experience working as lawyers inside the insurance industry, we know the tactics and strategies insurers use to try to reduce the amount they will pay you in a settlement. We use this knowledge to prepare for every potential scenario we will encounter during negotiations with the insurer or during a trial. Because the insurance company does not catch us off guard, we can focus on delivering the results you want to see in your case.FREE CONSULTATION
Why You Should Choose Strong Law as Your Portland Boating Accident Lawyers
Our team of Portland boating accident lawyers is led by Attorney Jed Strong, who founded Strong Law in 2016 with a sole focus on helping injured people receive the compensation they deserve to have. He chose to start Strong Law after working for years as an in-house attorney for the insurance company GEICO. During that time, he saw firsthand how insurance companies treated victims, always working to maximize their profits by seeking to limit the amount they pay to accident victims.
Attorney Strong felt that it would be a better use of his skills to begin working for injured victims. Because he knows the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate, he is able to provide valuable insight to our clients. When negotiating with the insurer, our team uses this experience to anticipate how the insurance company will react to the evidence we provide and to our demands as part of a settlement. We also know that insurers do not like to go to trial in cases like this, especially when they know that our team of Portland boating accident lawyers will be fully prepared to defend the rights of our clients in court. We apply all our skills to give you the edge in your boating accident claim.
We Work Hard to Earn Your Trust
Attorney Strong knows the importance of injury victims trusting their Portland boating accident lawyer. We cannot have success in your case unless you trust us fully. We spend time listening to your story and keeping you updated on the progression of your case. When our clients have questions for us, we take the time to answer. Our boating accident lawyers in Portland, OR, work hard to earn your trust, so you can worry less about the legal aspects of your case and can focus on regaining your health.
An important aspect of gaining your trust is being truthful with you about the amount we believe we can win for you. It would be unethical for our Portland boating accident attorneys to promise that you will win a certain amount in your claim. We can give you a range of possible amounts you could win if the case goes in your favor, but promising you a certain financial award is not how we earn your trust – honesty is.
Having said that, we have won many six- and seven-figure settlements for our clients. The amount you could win will depend on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances in your case. Trust that we know how to fight for every penny you should have, just as we fought for our previous clients.
How Our Portland Boating Accident Attorneys Can Help You
Trust Strong Law to give you the legal advice you need to try to win the largest possible settlement. We also support you emotionally as you try to recover from your injuries. Our boating accident lawyers believe that our support on multiple fronts can help you by removing stress from your life. This philosophy is vital to the success we have had over the years. Our client testimonials show why our clients appreciate the type of service that we provide, and our 98% win rate on our cases shows the quality of the service we provide.
We also promise to be as honest as possible with you at every step of the case. Other law firms might try to convince you that they have skills and experience with boating accidents, but they are exaggerating and lying to you in an effort to convince you to hire them. When you visit us for a free consultation, we will listen to your story and give you an honest assessment of how and whether we can help you. Should you choose to hire us, we also will be honest about how the case is progressing. We will not be like some law firms that tell you what you want to hear throughout the case, only to have a nasty surprise at settlement time. We are always honest with our clients.
The Portland Boating Accident Lawyers at Strong Law Will Work to Try to Settle Your Case as Fast as Possible
We understand that waiting for your boating injury case to settle can be a stressful time. You need the money to help with your bills, especially when you cannot work. Insurance companies know that waiting for a settlement offer is a nerve-wracking time for injury victims, which is why they often put up red tape to delay the case. The insurer hopes that you will panic or become tired of waiting, choosing to settle for a smaller amount than you probably deserve to have.
When you hire Strong Law, we work hard to force the insurance company to move the case forward, rather than stalling. When you are representing yourself, the insurer almost certainly will tell you that it is not trying to delay your case, even when it is obvious stalling is occurring, leaving you feeling helpless. Because our Portland boating accident lawyers know how insurance companies work, we do not accept such denials. Instead, we pressure the insurance company to start negotiations with us, hoping to settle the case quickly, while also winning the amount you should have. This is a difficult balancing act, but our skilled team is up for the challenge.
Even Though Our Portland Boating Accident Lawyers Try to Work Fast, We Do Not Sacrifice Your Settlement Amount
Although we know you would like to receive your settlement money quickly, agreeing to a fast settlement with the insurer is not always in your best interest. Through our experience as car accident lawyers, truck accident lawyers, boat accident lawyers, and more, we know that settling with the insurance company fast usually results in winning a smaller settlement amount than you could potentially receive. Because insurance companies are trying to increase their profits by giving you the smallest possible settlement, they rarely will give you their best offer right away. Sometimes, it takes a bit of time, patience, and negotiating skill on our part to move toward your best settlement amount.
Our goal is to find the perfect combination of settling your case fast and winning every dollar you deserve to have. As we work through the case of your boating accident with injuries, we will keep you updated on our progress. We provide advice on how we believe you should proceed, but we always work in tandem with our clients to decide what to do. You have the final say in any steps that we take on your behalf.
Common Questions Clients Ask Our Boating Accident Lawyers in Portland, OR
Collisions between boats can end up in complex injury cases. Such an accident is quite a bit different than a motor vehicle accident on roads in Portland. The investigation that law enforcement will perform in a boating accident is different, too. All these differences can lead to confusion for our clients. That is why our Portland boating accident lawyers are available to answer questions that our clients have. In our boating accident FAQ, we provide some of the most common questions that clients have for us, as well as our answers, which can give you insight into how we handle cases like this.
If I Think the Other Boat Operator Was Drinking, Should I Tell My Portland Boating Accident Lawyers?
Any evidence or suspicion you may have about the behavior of the other boater can be helpful to our Portland boating accident lawyers in trying to prove negligence in the case. We must prove that the other boat operator was at fault to win a settlement for you. The Oregon Boating Under the Influence law works in a manner similar to DUI laws for motor vehicle operators.
Do I Need to Hire Representation If the Insurance Company Promises to Take Care of Me?
Because of our past experiences, our team knows that insurance companies rarely live up to the promises they make to victims. When you hire us to represent you, we will hold the insurer accountable as we attempt to win the settlement you should have.
Can I Hire Your Portland Boating Accident Attorneys If I Already Started Negotiating With The Insurance Company?
Yes, you can hire our team of Portland boating accident attorneys after you have spent some time negotiating with the insurer. It becomes easier to carry out the investigation in your case and to win the best possible settlement for you if we represent you from the beginning of the claim. But we can take over the case at any time.
What If I Cannot Afford to Hire Boating Accident Lawyers in Portland, OR?
Our boating accident lawyers in Portland, OR, work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay us anything ahead of time to hire us. Our fee comes from a percentage of the final settlement we win for you in the case. You owe us nothing if we do not win your case.
It is important to note that once you agree to a settlement for the injuries you suffered in your boat crash, the case is finished. Our Portland boating accident lawyers cannot help you seek additional payments if you already formally agreed to a settlement offer. If you receive a settlement offer on your own, and if you have not yet agreed to it, you can reach out to Strong Law. We then can study it to see if we believe it is a fair offer. We offer a free case review to all potential clients, and we can explain how our services work during this meeting.
“Excellent attorneys and staff!! My attorney, Peter, and his paralegal, Katrina, went ABOVE & BEYOND to get me a settlement that was even higher than my own personal bottom line. I highly recommend Strong Law for all your personal injury claims. I would not have been able to navigate this 3-year long journey without them! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”