Personal Injury Lawyers in Portland, Oregon
Let our attorneys fight for the compensation you deserve
At Zbinden & Curtis, serving all of Oregon and Washington, our personal injury lawyers are committed to offering aggressive representation for a variety of cases. Whether you’ve been injured due to medical malpractice or were hurt in a bus accident, we provide unrivaled legal assistance in all types of personal injury cases.
When you’re represented by Zbinden & Curtis, you can feel confident knowing you have an experienced law firm on your side. Our goal is to obtain the maximum compensation for all of your losses, which can range from medical bills and lost wages because you are unable to work to pain and suffering and other non-economic losses. We know how to stand up to the insurance companies that may try to dispute your case or low-ball your claim.
Serious injuries, such as injuries to children or infants, or traumatic brain injury, can have a long-term effect on the lives of those in Oregon and Washington. Don’t let the insurance companies determine your fate.
How much is my case worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to how much money you should receive for your injury claim. The bottom line is you should be paid for all your accident-related expenses, now and in the future. As a result, your case could potentially be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more.
Unfortunately, some insurance companies underestimate how much some claims are actually worth. Instead of providing an estimate that accurately reflects all past, present and future expenses, some insurance companies only take into account a fraction of the amount you rightfully deserve.
This is why it’s important for injury victims to have a lawyer on their side looking out for their best interests. Your attorney can demand the maximum financial compensation you deserve. That way, you can focus on recovering from a severe injury without worrying about how to pay for such expenses.
What expenses can I be compensated for?
All of your accident-related expenses should be paid for by the at-fault party if someone else caused your accident. This includes all of your expenses so far, as well as any future, anticipated expenses, including:
- Emergency medical treatment immediately after your accident, including emergency room care, surgery or ambulance fees.
- Follow-up doctors’ appointments to check on the progress of your recovery.
- Physical therapy for constant pain or other medical issues often associated with serious injuries.
- In-home medical care if you sustained a serious injury that resulted in a permanent disability.
- Replacement income if you cannot work while you’re recovering from your accident.
- Lost future income if you are unable to work in the future due to a serious injury.
- Pain and suffering, in many circumstances.
If you didn’t do anything wrong, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. After you’re hurt in an accident caused by someone else, make sure you get the money you deserve. Talk to a lawyer right away who can fight for your rights.
Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?
Many times, the insurance company for the at-fault party will make an offer to settle your injury claim. This often happens soon after an accident. Many people are tempted to accept such an offer, especially if bills are adding up fast for medical treatment and other accident-related expenses.
But the reality is many settlement offers don’t come close to covering all accident expenses. Instead, most insurance companies only consider short-term expenses immediately after an accident. And once you agree to accept such an offer, you cannot ask for more money in the future.
Experienced personal injury lawyers think differently. They take into account the long-term future expenses often associated with injury claims. As a result, your lawyer can demand the money you deserve and negotiate a better settlement offer on your behalf.
What if my injury claim is denied?
Worse than receiving a low settlement offer, some insurance companies simply deny injury claims. Sometimes, it’s because insurance companies claim their client was not at fault. Other times, they might insist that you have not provided enough evidence in support of your accident claim, or that you have a pre-existing injury.
Whatever the reason, if the at-fault party’s insurance company denies your injury claim, you have several legal options available to you. This includes filing a lawsuit in an effort to obtain the money you deserve for all your accident-related expenses.
An experienced lawyer can help you file a lawsuit or explore other legal options on your behalf. Sometimes, simply filing a lawsuit is enough to encourage insurance companies to return to the negotiating table and make a fair settlement offer. If not, your attorney can sue the insurance company or whoever’s responsible for compensating you for your injury claim.
How Zbinden & Curtis can help you
If you or a loved one was injured due to someone’s negligence, or if someone you love died in an accident and want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, don’t risk going up against the insurance companies alone. It pays to hire a lawyer. Studies show that personal injury victims see more compensation when they hire a personal injury attorney. At Zbinden & Curtis, we understand the intricacies of state and federal law, as well as insurance company regulations.
Your case is about more than just money. It’s about justice, about holding professionals accountable for their mistakes.
Take action now—the statute of limitations means you only have a limited amount of time to initiate legal proceedings for most cases.
Contact Zbinden & Curtis
If you have sustained injuries or significant property damage because of someone’s intentional or negligent acts, you have a right to be compensated. Choosing the right law firm is an important first step in pursuing justice.
Contact us right away for your free, confidential consultation. With our experienced attorneys on your side, you can focus on your family and your recovery. Let us deal with the insurance companies and red tape. We also offer legal representation on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay us a fee unless we make a financial recovery in your case. Call us today to find out how we can help you.