Hillsboro

Personal Injury Lawyers in Hillsboro

The Gatti Law Firm Can Fight for You

In the aftermath of an injury caused by negligence, you are saddled with unexpected expenses and a potentially life-changing injury. In your time of need, turn to the Hillsboro personal injury attorneys at The Gatti Law Firm. With over 200 years of experience, our team is here to help you fight for the compensation you need to recover and restore your life to what it was before the injury occurred. We know that no amount of money can undo all the damage, but we fight hard to help you recover the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Give us a call at (503) 994-9295 or complete our online contact form to request a free consultation with The Gatti Law Firm today.

High-Quality Representation

Before you accept a low-ball offer from the insurance company or try to negotiate a settlement on your own, consult with our Hillsboro personal injury attorneys. We have decades of experience to put to work for you and have a thorough understanding of how an injury claim should be handled.

We can help you recover compensation for cases involving:

Whether your injury was caused by someone’s negligence or intentional abuse, you deserve an attorney who is willing to go the extra mile on your behalf. At The Gatti Law Firm, you will find a trusted advocate who will have your back from beginning to end.

Oregon Personal Injury Law

Personal injury laws in Oregon govern legal issues that arise when one person suffers harm or injury due to the actions or negligence of another person, company, or entity. To win a personal injury lawsuit in Oregon, you generally need to prove several key elements.

Here are the elements you typically need to establish in an Oregon personal injury case:

  1. Duty of Care: You must show that the defendant owed you a duty of care. This means that the defendant had a legal obligation to act reasonably and prudently in a way that would prevent harm to others. The specific duty of care depends on the circumstances, such as the duty of a driver to operate their vehicle safely or the duty of a property owner to maintain a safe environment for visitors.
  2. Breach of Duty: You need to prove that the defendant breached their duty of care. In other words, you must demonstrate that the defendant’s actions or inactions fell short of the standard of care expected in the given situation. This often involves showing that the defendant acted negligently, recklessly, or carelessly.
  3. Causation: You must establish a direct link between the defendant’s breach of duty and your injuries. There are two types of causation you need to prove: a. Cause in Fact (Actual Causation): You need to show that the defendant’s actions were the actual cause of your injuries. In other words, “but for” the defendant’s actions, your injuries would not have occurred. b. Proximate Cause (Legal Causation): You must demonstrate that it was foreseeable that the defendant’s actions could result in the type of harm that you suffered. If the harm was unforeseeable or too remote, the defendant may not be held liable.
  4. Damages: You must provide evidence of the damages you have suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other tangible and intangible losses.

In Oregon, if you share some degree of fault for the accident or injury, your compensation may be reduced in proportion to your level of responsibility. However, if you are found to be 51% or more at fault, you may be barred from recovering any damages.

Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case

In a personal injury case, the victim may receive financial compensation for both the tangible and intangible damage they have suffered.

We may be able to obtain compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential

How Do I Get Compensation from a Bodily Injury Claim?

If you make the decision to file a personal injury claim, you will want to know how to maximize your compensation. There are distinct steps you can take to get the most out of your claim.

These include:

  • Preserve evidence – The jury will decide your case by evaluating the evidence presented. You can help by preserving evidence of the act of negligence and injury.
  • Seek medical help – It is essential that you get medical attention immediately following the incident. Having this documentation will help provide the court with an accurate evaluation of your damages.
  • Fully value your claim – Don’t simply assume that you will be limited to any one specific type of damage. You can be entitled to compensation for different damages you may not be considering. Talk to your lawyer about the full scope of what you have suffered.
  • Be patient – It is easy to want to rush the process to get the check in your hands. However, simply accepting the first offer can bar you from the full compensation you deserve.

Don’t forget about your future damages – Take into consideration the long-term effect of your injuries. You can and should receive compensation for future missed work and the cost of rehabilitation.

Why Choose Us?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer, such as The Gatti Law Firm in Hillsboro, can offer numerous benefits to individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others.

When you choose to work with us, you can expect the following advantages:

  • Legal Expertise: We have a team of skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys who specialize in this area of law. Our legal expertise allows us to navigate the complexities of personal injury cases, ensuring you receive the best legal representation.
  • Investigation and Evidence Gathering: We have the resources and knowledge to conduct a thorough investigation into your case. This includes gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses, and consulting with experts when necessary to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Legal Strategy: We develop a tailored legal strategy to maximize your chances of success. Our attorneys understand the intricacies of Oregon’s personal injury laws and use this knowledge to your advantage.
  • Negotiation Skills: We are skilled negotiators who can engage with insurance companies and opposing parties to pursue fair settlements. Our goal is to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, and we won’t settle for less.
  • Litigation Representation: In cases where a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to court and provide strong litigation representation. Our track record in the courtroom demonstrates our commitment to obtaining justice for our clients.
  • No Upfront Costs: Personal injury cases at The Gatti Law Firm are typically handled on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay legal fees unless we win your case. This arrangement helps make quality legal representation accessible to all.
  • Experience with Diverse Case Types: Our firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including those related to car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, product liability, and more. Our experience allows us to offer comprehensive legal services.
  • Maximized Compensation: Our commitment is to secure the maximum compensation available to you, including coverage for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  • Client-Centered Approach: We put your needs first. Our attorneys provide personal attention, open communication, and support throughout the legal process. You are not just another case to us; we genuinely care about your well-being.
  • Peace of Mind: Dealing with a personal injury can be incredibly stressful. When you hire us, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case. We aim to provide you with peace of mind during a challenging time.

When you choose The Gatti Law Firm in Hillsboro to represent you in your personal injury case, you are partnering with a dedicated team of legal professionals who will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation. Your best interests are at the core of everything we do.

To see how The Gatti Law Firm can help you fight for justice, give us a call at (503) 994-9295. Your initial consultation is free of charge.

 

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