Springfield, OR, Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury that led to financial loss, medical bills, or even the loss of life? You need a Springfield personal injury lawyer ready to fight to protect your right to compensation. At Strong Law, we understand these complicated and devastating events and have worked hard for years to help support our clients through these challenging times. We can help you, too.
No amount of financial compensation may fully alleviate your pain and suffering. Yet, beyond a doubt, you deserve financial support and guidance to help you manage your life's challenges and obstacles.
Our personal injury lawyers in Springfield, OR, will help you. We will guide you through this complicated process to ensure you get any compensation owed to you. At Strong Law, we are committed to helping you overcome the challenges you are facing because of the incidents others have caused in your life.GET HELP TODAY
Why Choose Us?
Working with a Springfield personal injury attorney will allow you to gain insight and guidance into protecting your rights. Strong Law is dedicated to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome in every situation. Here are some of the reasons our clients trust us with their personal injury claims:
- We have a 98% success rate. That means that 98% of our clients are able to receive compensation for the losses they’ve suffered. We are proud to be able to help our clients get what they deserve.
- We get results. We have helped many people through personal injury cases achieve millions of dollars for their losses. Take a closer look at our case results to read the stories of people who have gone through your challenges and were able to get the compensation owed to them.
- We’re dedicated to our clients. When you read our client testimonials, you will quickly see how dedicated our team is. We are passionate about supporting the needs of our clients every single day, through every single case.
- We understand. We are compassionate professionals. We understand what you are facing and what you have gone through because we have helped others in your situation. Let us protect your rights and your future.
- Our attorneys are experienced. Take the time to read Jed Strong’s bio now. You will find he’s ready to support you through these tough times.
There is never a good reason to wait to speak to your Springfield personal injury attorney. The longer you wait, the higher your risks are of not getting the evidence you need to prove your case. Do not let that happen to you.
Call Strong Law now at 206-741-1053 for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.
Why You Should Hire a Springfield Personal Injury Lawyer
Accident victims count on doctors to deal with their physical and emotional injuries, so they can get back to living life. These victims also count on mechanics and other such professionals to repair or replace their vehicles, so they get back on the road. People do not perform surgery on themselves or fix their vehicles by themselves.
Likewise, accident victims should count on a Springfield personal injury attorney to deal with the legal aspects of their case. No one can evaluate a case, collect evidence, and perform other necessary tasks to obtain maximum compensation for serious injuries.
Case evaluation means building a claim. Most accident claims involve negligence or a lack of care. Property owners who do not clean wet spots or fix broken handrails breach their duty of care. Likewise, motorists who drive aggressively or drive while impaired breach their duty of care. If these breaches cause injuries, the tortfeasors (negligent actors) are liable for damages.
A third party is financially responsible for damages. For example, if a drunk driver causes a wreck, the bar, restaurant, or another commercial provider who supplied the alcohol might be financially responsible for damages. Likewise, if apartment maintenance workers do not properly do their jobs, the apartment owner is financially responsible for damages.
Case evaluation also means anticipating insurance company defenses. Comparative fault, in one form or another, is one of the most common insurance company defenses. This legal doctrine shifts blame for an accident from the victim to the tortfeasor. For example, an insurance company lawyer might argue that the victim provoked the dog in an animal attack case. When a Springfield, OR, personal injury lawyer knows what is coming, it is easier to come out on top.
The best possible approach is nothing without evidence to back it up. Victims/plaintiffs must prove negligence by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. That is a very low standard of proof. However, as is usually the case in life, minimum effort yields minimum results. Attorneys must go the extra mile and obtain evidence that not only builds a solid case but also refutes insurance company defenses.
Work with our Springfield Personal Injury Lawyers Instead of an Insurance Adjuster
When adjusters first appear, they seem like affable people, much like the actors who portray insurance adjusters in TV commercials. They also seem concerned about a victim’s well-being, once again like the actors in TV commercials. Adjusters may say “Don’t tell my boss I’m making such a generous settlement offer.”
The truth is much different. Insurance company adjusters only care about insurance company profits. Every time an insurance company compensates a victim, that company loses money. So, insurance adjusters do not approach victims to take care of their needs. They approach them to protect the company’s profit margins.
That usually includes making lowball offers which the adjuster carefully packages and presents as a reasonable offer. Put enough ribbons and bows on a package and it seems attractive, no matter what is inside the box.
The Springfield, OR, personal injury attorneys at Strong Law take the exact opposite approach. We put victims first.
This concern starts the moment you reach out to us. Generally, as soon as you partner with us, we immediately reach out to our medical and mechanical partners. We want you to get better, physically, and emotionally. We also want you to get back on the road, so you may keep your commitments to friends and family.
Furthermore, unlike insurance adjusters, we do not rely on fluff. Instead, we take as much time as needed to build a compelling case from the ground up. Since we do not take shortcuts, the claims settlement process could be longer. But that is because we never settle for less.
Let Us Guide You to the Best Outcome Possible
Insurance adjusters do all their work behind closed doors. Victims see numbers in settlement proposals, but they have no idea how adjusters arrived at those figures.
At Strong Law, we believe in open, two-way communication. This commitment starts at your initial consultation. We take as much time as necessary to understand your needs and answer your questions.
As the case unfolds, if you have questions, our Springfield, OR, personal injury lawyers provide answers. Our clients never must interact with non-lawyer paralegals or other individuals. The lawyer you initially partner with handles your case from start to finish.
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a bike accident, motorcycle crash, car accident, or another catastrophic injury that someone else caused, reach out to us today. We are ready, willing, and able to meet with you, evaluate your case, and outline a pathway to a successful resolution.
Springfield, OR, Personal Injury FAQs
If you are facing any type of personal injury loss, call us for a consultation where we can hear your story and answer your particular questions. In the meantime, here are some frequent questions our clients ask about personal injury law.
How do I know I have a case?
Compensation is available if a Springfield personal injury attorney proves negligence by a preponderance of the evidence.
Negligence is basically a lack of care. Most people in most situations have a duty of reasonable care. That includes most drivers and property owners. A lower, or higher, duty of care applies in some situations. If a property owner, vehicle operator, or other person breached the duty of care, and that breach caused damages, that person was negligent.
So, you only know if you have a case if a Springfield personal injury lawyer evaluates it. Even if an insurance adjuster, first responder, or other individual said you were at fault, compensation may still be available.
A preponderance of the evidence means more likely than not. That is one of the lowest standards of proof in Oregon law. Evidence in most personal injury cases includes the police accident report, if any, witness statements, and medical bills. Electronic evidence, such as surveillance camera footage, may be quite useful as well.
This evidence must be credible in court. Once again, credibility is a legal question that only a Lang County personal injury lawyer can answer.
My insurance agent says I need to settle now. What should I do?
Almost all insurance company adjusters quickly make settlement offers, often when the victim is still in the hospital. It is very tempting to take these offers. Understandably, most victims are anxious to move on with their lives. However, there is no way to tell, even for a Springfield personal injury lawyer, if quick offers are fair.
Additionally, it is almost impossible to reopen settled cases. So, even if it turns out the offer was patently unfair, the victim is usually stuck with it anyway.
So, instead of accepting the first offer, ask a Lang County personal injury attorney to evaluate your case. At Strong Law, initial injury consultations are always free. After an attorney collects evidence and researches the law, victims are in a much better position to obtain the compensation they need and deserve, as opposed to the compensation a stingy adjuster offers.
When do you need a Springfield personal injury lawyer to file a case?
A victim of a fall, dog bite, car crash, or another personal injury without a lawyer is a little like a local Little League team taking on the Seattle Mariners. No matter how hard the Little Leaguers play, they have no chance to win the game. Almost immediately after a personal injury, an insurance company usually hires a gang of lawyers to protect its interests. Non-lawyers have no chance against lawyers.
This quick hiring is a double-edged sword. Most insurance companies, especially smaller companies, hire outside counsel to handle these claims. These lawyers often charge more than $1,000 per hour. The harder a Lane County personal injury attorney makes these lawyers work, the faster the tab runs up. Therefore, in these situations, the insurance company is often motivated to settle the claim quickly and avoid racking up further costs.
On a related note, only personal injury attorneys can connect victims with doctors who charge nothing upfront for their professional services.
What are some examples of personal injury claims?
Some attorneys only handle select kinds of personal injury cases. But at Strong Law, we handle a wide variety of matters, such as:
- Vehicle Collisions: Each year, these incidents kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. Although they were supposed to have the opposite effect, because of necessary coronavirus lockdowns, the number of fatal collisions surged to a near-record level.
- Pedestrian Accidents: The generally mild, year-round weather in Washington means there are lots of pedestrians on the road. During collisions, these victims have no protection from oncoming cars. Instead, they’re completely exposed to danger.
- Falls: Car wrecks are the leading cause of fatal injuries in the United States. Fall injuries, mostly slip-and-fall incidents, are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries. These incidents often cause broken bones, head injuries, and other serious injuries which, in many cases, are permanent.
- Dog Bites: Each year, dogs bite millions of people. A significant number of these people suffer severe physical and emotional injuries. Physically, a dog bite is worse than a fall. In addition to knockdown-related wounds, a dog’s teeth usually cause deep puncture wounds as well as severe lacerations. Emotionally, many of these victims, especially children, must endure Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A third party, like an employer or landlord, is frequently financially responsible for the damages in these cases.
How long does a personal injury case take?
It can take months or even years for a personal injury case to be settled. That should not dissuade you from getting help. Let our personal injury lawyers in Springfield, OR, help you determine what type of compensation is owed to you and estimate how long your case may take.
Expect outstanding service when you speak to our team about your losses. We offer a free consultation that is fully private. You can depend on us to help you make the right decisions for your future.
“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!!”