Skilled Litigators Advocating For The Injured In Oregon
Life can change in an instant due to someone else’s poor decision. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury caused by negligence, you need and deserve compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Unfortunately, insurance companies are interested in settling claims for as little money as possible because it benefits their bottom line. In order to ensure that you are appropriately compensated, it is often necessary to seek the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. In Portland and surrounding parts of Oregon, the firm to call is Cauble, Selvig & Whittington, LLP. We’ve been a cornerstone of the local legal community since 1898, and we have earned a reputation as formidable litigators.
Investigating Your Accident And Holding At-Fault Parties Liable
We are ready to represent you in litigation related to a wide variety of accident scenarios, including:
- Auto accidents (cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.)
- Slip-and-fall accidents and other injuries sustained on dangerous private property (referred to as premises liability cases)
- Dangerous and defective consumer products (product liability)
- Accidents at or near construction sites
- Injuries suffered as the result of negligent medical practitioners (medical malpractice)
If your injuries were caused by a specific person (such as a negligent driver), that person will obviously be named a defendant in the litigation. But we will fully investigate the details of your case to determine if there were other parties at fault, including employers for commercial drivers, property owners, product manufacturers and retailers, physicians and hospitals, and more.
What If You Were Partially At Fault?
It sometimes happens that even if someone else is primarily responsible for an injurious accident, you may have been partially at fault for the accident or your injuries. Thankfully, this doesn’t prevent you from being able to pursue damages. Oregon law recognizes a legal principle called comparative negligence. In short, this means that you can pursue litigation as long as your share of fault does not exceed 51 percent.
In litigation or settlement discussions, a percentage of fault may be assigned to you (such as 15 percent, for instance). If you win your case or successfully settle, your monetary award would simply be reduced by 15 percent, or by whatever percentage of fault is assigned to you.
Contact Our Office To Discuss Your Legal Options
Cauble, Selvig & Whittington, LLP, has offices in Portland and Grants Pass, Oregon, and serves clients throughout the surrounding areas. To discuss your legal options with one of our skilled and caring attorneys, contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Call 541-507-6407 or send us an email.