How much is my case
Every case is different. There is no simple
mathematical formula to determine a case value. See our car
accident settlements page for more detail. Insurance
settlements are based upon what we can win in court for your pain and
suffering, as well as on the bills acquired during recovery.
Can you help me get more money form my car?
If a car is not totaled, you may have a diminished value claim.
See more information on our Portland
Metro area diminished value service page for more information.
Why is it best to call a lawyer when you are
From our experience you will get more money and do less work on your
The first few days after an accident are very important in determining
the eventual outcome of your case and your settlement, in our opinion.
Peterson Law offices can tell you what needs to be done to maximize your settlement.
Can you help me get my medical bills paid for my injury?
Yes, we can instruct you on how to get a PIP form from your insurance
company. Car accident insurance policies in Oregon and Washington state
provide for payment of your medical bills & lost wages while you
recover from your injuries. You may have the right to have your bills
paid for even if you lacked insurance or were a passenger in a car
How can a lawyer help me get more money?
We have the threat of a lawsuit. Also, experience counts. We have experience dealing with
insurance agents and know how they work and we know what factors are
important to prove your claim and maximize your settlement.
I don't want to have a lot of money for legal fees. Is that ok?
There are no legal fees, unless we recover money for you. Fees are contingent upon the settlement or
judgment you receive.
My case is really unusual or complex. Can you
If we feel that you have a valid claim, we will do legal research to show who's at fault and why.
What if I was hit by an uninsured or
underinsured driver in a
If you're in an a car accident and are insured, you can get money from an uninsured
or underinsured driver using your own uninsured motorist coverage.
An underinsured driver is someone who does not have enough insurance to
cover the cost of your claim.
A relative of mine was killed in an accident. Can you help?
Yes, we have experience with wrongful
death cases and consortium claims in Oregon & Washington states.
I don't live near Northeast Portland OR. Can you help me with a
personal injury case?
We serve all of Oregon and Washington, and have a toll free number,
people who live outside the Portland area in OR and WA. We are skilled in
personal injury law, which some local small town general attorneys are
not, and in some cases we will meet you at your home or another convenient meeting
spot, such as a restaurant, anywhere in Portland OR, Vancouver WA, or
anywhere else in Oregon or Washington state. If you prefer, we will
mail you our office retainer and medical release documents and
handle the case by phone, email, and mail.
What if I was driving, got injured, but I
didn't have car insurance?
In Washington state it doesn't matter. In Oregon, however, there is
currently a law saying you can't get money for your pain and suffering,
only your car damage and medical bills. Your injured passenger can still
get money for pain and suffering.
Do you handle dog bite
claims in OR and WA?
Yes, we have handled many dog bite and dog attack cases in Portland Oregon and
elsewhere. Read more about dog bite representation in
Oregon and Washington state.