Frequently Asked Questions
Are consultations free?
If you have been physically injured by wrongdoing, your consultation is free. We do those cases on a contingency basis, so we only get paid if we recover money for you. If you or a loved one has suffered a physical injury, contact us at 541-484-2434 or here.
If you are a whistleblower, have been discriminated against in the workplace, or your civil right have been violated, contact us here to see if we can be of assistance. Consultations may be free, or on an hourly basis.
How will my claim be evaluated?
We will listen carefully to your story, ask any necessary questions, and review relevant documents as necessary in order to give you a candid evaluation of your legal claim.
What happens if you decide to take my case?
If you retain us, we will investigate your claim, request and evaluate the evidence, and develop and recommend a strategy for resolving it. If we are not able to settle your claim without litigation, we will file it in court.
The majority of our cases are taken on a contingent fee basis. If there is no recovery for you, there is no fee for us.
Will my case go to trial?
We prepare every case as if it will go to trial. Our willingness to go to court if necessary to secure justice for our clients is well known. However, because attorneys for large corporations and insurance companies know we will go to trial, and have a successful track record of winning, they often will offer reasonable settlements to avoid the cost and risk to all parties that trial entails.
What will my role be as the case goes forward?
Our expectations for you are to keep in touch with us, let us know if you move or your phone number changes, and to show up as necessary for appointments in your case. Other than that, we strive to worry about everything else so you don’t have to. You are the decision-maker in your case. We give you legal advice and recommend possible courses of action, but in consultation with us you make the ultimate decisions.
Who will be working on my case?
We have a team of experienced trial lawyers who are backed up by the best legal assistants and staff in the business. Your attorney will guide your case and be the person who provides you legal counsel, but our paralegals, legal assistants, and medical experts take an active role in building your case.
Is it all right to ask about an attorney’s experience and whether he or she has been sanctioned?
You have every right to ask these and other questions so you have the highest confidence in the attorney you retain to handle your case. We have provided extensive profiles about our team of attorneys on our website, and are pleased to answer any question you may have about our record and reputation. We can also review past results in similar cases and provide references if requested.
Attorney disciplinary records are available to the public, and can be accessed on the Oregon State Bar website. We are proud to say that none of our attorneys have been disciplined or sanctioned by the Bar.
How do referrals from other attorneys work?
We work with other attorneys in a variety of ways. Some referring attorneys prefer us to take the laboring oar, and essentially handle most all aspects of a claim. Others prefer to be kept in the loop, to review documents, and to be informed about important schedules. Still others work with us extensively, putting the case together as a team. All of these approaches work for us. What matters is what works for you? If you have a case you would like to refer, contact us.
More Questions? Contact us.
Our injury work is typically performed on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us any money unless we recover compensation for you. If you have suffered a physical injury or lost a loved one as a result of wrongdoing, contact us at 541-484-2434 or send us an email to get started.
If you are a whistleblower, or your civil rights have been violated, or you are being discriminated against at work, contact us here to describe your claim.