Bend Personal Injury Attorneys
Whether you live in Central Oregon or you’re just visiting, there’s simply too much living to do to find yourself injured as a result of someone else’s actions. Let us help you get your life back with the compensation you deserve.
Our personal injury lawyers work hard to keep insurance companies honest, and those at fault for your injuries accountable. The local attorneys at Donahue Law Firm are here for you, schedule your free consultation today and let’s get you back on track. Feel free to read more about the types of personal injury cases we’ve covered. You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions and learn why it may be beneficial to hire a lawyer to ensure that you gain adequate compensation for your injury — all listed below.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Cover
Car & Truck Accidents:
Car accidents are unfortunately commonplace on Oregon roads, and they can result in death, and crippling injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered due to a car accident, then you deserve compensation to make amends for the pain and trouble that you’ve endured. Here at Donahue Law Firm, we do our utmost to ensure that you are fairly compensated when the worst happens. We’ll represent you as you seek just compensation from insurance companies, so that you can recover and rebuild.
Bike accidents are especially dangerous, and they’re more likely to cause death or serious injury to the biker. If you or a close relative have been involved in a bike accident, it’s best to seek legal representation right away to ensure that the insurance companies involved don’t provide inadequate compensation. Here at Donahue Law Firm, bike-related personal injuries are one of our many specialties; we’ll work to make sure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering.
Accidents Resulting in Brain Injuries:
Brain injuries are especially traumatic, and the consequences of a brain injury may be irreversible. If you or a close relative have suffered a brain injury due to an accident, then you may be entitled to compensation to aid in your recovery, and to counteract your pain and suffering. Let us work with the insurance companies and those who are responsible for the accident. We’ll work to earn you the compensation that you deserve.
Log Truck Accidents:
Logging trucks are especially common here in Oregon, and they can prove dangerous if they are improperly loaded or poorly driven. We represent those who have been injured and relatives of individuals who have died in a log trucking accident. Again, it’s our goal to earn you just compensation for the accident.
You shouldn’t have to be cautious to walk down the sidewalk. Unfortunately, drivers can be negligent, and accidents do happen. If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you should be compensated for the trauma and injuries that you have incurred. We’ll work with you to build a case to earn adequate compensation from insurers and the responsible party involved.
Wrongful Death Cases:
Wrongful deaths are traumatizing for family members who have lost their loved one before their time. If experienced a loved one pass away due to another’s actions, then you can seek compensation from the party or parties responsible. While monetary compensation will never be adequate to replace a lost loved one, it can be helpful to compensate for lost wages, and your pain and suffering. We’ll fight to earn you recompense for your loss.
Medical practitioners are sworn to treat patients to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, mistakes still happen, and patients who were already suffering may suffer even further at the hands of a medical practitioner. If you believe you or a loved one has fallen victim to a medical accident, we may be able to make a case to pursue compensation from insurers and the party or parties involved. This compensation may help to ease your pain and suffering, and it may pay for any additional medical expenses that you incur.
If you or a loved one have fallen victim to a reckless driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then you deserve compensation from the reckless driver. DUI/DUII/DWI accidents can be deadly, and they can lead to severe injuries, which can prove crippling for those who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you believe you deserve compensation for an injury, or the death of a loved one, we can help you to fight for compensation. We understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one prematurely, and we sympathize with those who will forever be scarred by a drinking or drug-related driving accident. We aim to make the best out of these trying situations, by striving to earn you compensation to offset some of the pain and suffering that you are enduring.
Slip, Trip, & Fall Cases:
Trip, slip, and fall accidents often happen in poor working environments, or on unsafe private property. If you’ve fallen and injured yourself in the workplace, or on private property, then you may be entitled to compensation from your employer, the property owner, and/or insurance providers. Be wary that your employer and property owners should provide a safe environment to move through. If you’ve fallen due to a slippery surface, if you’ve injured yourself thanks to a lack of a handrail on a staircase, or if you’ve tripped over an obstacle that simply shouldn’t be sitting on the floor, then you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
T ypes of Personal Injury Cases We Cover
How soon should I get in touch with a lawyer after an injury?
After an injury, it’s best to seek medical attention right away. Get checked by a medical professional to gain a professional assessment of your injuries — you may have injuries that you don’t notice right away, yet may be debilitating after some time passes (e.g. a concussion, bruised or fractured bones, etc.). It’s best to follow your doctor’s orders to a T, even if it is inconvenient or you miss out on work — ideally, you’ll be compensated for any lost wages, as well as any medical care that you must pay for. Once you’ve received medical attention, it’s best to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after you’ve been injured. Your attorney will know what’s best for your specific situation, and they’ll act to protect you from insurance companies that may not want to provide adequate compensation for your injury. You should also refrain from making statements to the police if you are questioned about who is at fault for an injury, since it may inder your case, should you pursue compensation from insurers or other parties. You may be tempted to accept calls from an insurance provider, or to speak to the police about the accident, but only a personal injury lawyer will have your best interests in mind.
Who will provide compensation for my injury?
It depends. Often, insurance companies are responsible for providing compensation to those who have been injured, since they insure against these injuries. Other times, when a party or parties have been negligent, you may have to sue for compensation for your injuries. We’ll work with you to help determine who is responsible for your injury, and we’ll ensure that the party or parties responsible end up providing you with just compensation for your pain and suffering.
Who will pay the medical bills I’ve incurred due to my injury?
It depends. You may have medical coverage that provides compensation to cover your medical costs. You may also receive compensation from an insurer if your injury was due to the fault of another individual. Again, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer to best understand who will be responsible for your medical bills. If you’ve been injured, we’ll do our utmost to ensure that your medical costs are completely covered.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
Compensation amounts can vary widely, depending on the circumstances of the case at hand. Compensation will depend on the type of injury at hand, the amount of pain and suffering incurred, the amount of wages lost, and a variety of other factors. While we may be able to provide you with an estimate of what to expect for your particular case, it’s wise not to trust law firms that will provide you with a “quote” for your personal injury. Reach out to us to schedule a consultation — we can discuss your details fully, and we can discuss your expectations for compensation.
I think I have a personal injury case, what steps should I take?
First of all, you should seek medical attention. If you’ve been injured, even if it’s a seemingly minor injury, it’s best to seek attention from a medical professional so that you have an accurate documentation of your injuries and the best plan of action to treat those injuries. Be sure to follow your doctor’s orders, and begin taking the proper steps to recovery. If police are asking you to recount the events of the accident, be sure not to admit fault for an accident that may not be your fault. Do not speak to insurers before speaking to a lawyer. You personal injury attorney can aid you in releasing statements as required, to best preserve your case and to better ensure that you receive just compensation for your injury. Remember, insurance companies often strive to provide the little or no compensation for your injuries, so that they can have a better bottom line. We work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries, so that you can recover properly. Often insurers will provide a small settlement for an injury and that settlement will only be adequate to cover up front costs for the injury (often, just one-time medical bills). We strive to ensure that you are compensated for current medical bills, any related medical bills that you receive in the future, any lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering that you’ve endured.
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Personal Injury law protects your rights and allows you compensation when someone’s recklessness, carelessness, or intentional misconduct harms you, your family, or your property. If you’ve tried to handle a personal injury situation on your own, chances are you’ve experienced getting the runaround from the insurance company or perhaps are encountering a driver who just won’t accept responsibility for what they did. It could be any number of situations, but if this confusion and frustration sounds familiar – you’ve come to the right place.
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