Occasionally, a liability insurer will make an advance payment toward a claimant’s personal injury or property damage claim before final settlement. An example would be payment of the damages to the claimant’s car in an automobile accident case. When the insurer makes an advance payment, it must give written notice to the claimant of the date that the statute of limitations (the legal deadline) to file suit for the injuries will expire.
If you have been injured or suffered property damage through the fault of another, but your injuries/damages are not extensive or pertinent, your claim should, and can still be settled quickly and fairly.
If you have been injured by a dog bite, you can recover your economic damages without having to prove that the owner should have known the dog would bite, as long as the dog was not provoked to attack. ORS 31.360 states as follows:
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, the Law Office of Gary G. Norris can help protect your legal rights. We do not charge for the first meeting. We will immediately contact the other driver’s insurance company so the claim representatives don’t communicate with you directly any more.
If you have been seriously injured through the fault of another driver who has no insurance or does not have enough, you may have a legal right to recover against your own insurance company. This is called uninsured, or underinsured motorist coverage. The Law Office of Gary G. Norris can protect your legal rights as to any uninsured motorist claim you have with your insurer.
The Law Office of Gary G. Norris can protect your legal rights to a fair settlement if you were hurt by the fault of another person, and your injuries are permanent. Permanent injuries often involve claims for past and future lost wages and future medical treatment or even surgery. In addition, you may have a claim for what is called “loss of future earning capacity”.
If an immediate family member has died due to the fault of someone else, there are several steps that must be taken to protect your legal rights. We can help. Our firm will handle the issues of the legal claim, so you and your loved ones can heal. Wrongful death claims in Oregon are governed …
If you were injured on the job due to someone’s fault who was not your employer, you may have legal rights to recover for your injuries from that at-fault person, even though you are also receiving workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. For instance, if you are in an automobile accident while on the job, …
Injuries to the spine at any level can be extremely painful and serious and involve long term permanent disability and loss of function. It is extremely important these cases be evaluated thoroughly and presented to the insurers in a way that will maximize a fair recovery. The Law Office of Gary G. Norris has handled injury claims involving spinal injuries at all levels of the back and neck, and we are very well qualified to investigate, evaluate and prosecute these claims against the responsible party.