Oregon Personal Injury Guide

OR personal injury case & accident info

Oregon, with its seven diverse geographical regions, offers so much to look at that you can almost be forgiven for not paying attention to the road. However, that's what leads to car accidents, personal injuries and negligence cases.

Then you have to figure out liability and blame, and nobody likes doing that. Maybe it was you who was hurt, or maybe it was a family member or friend. Whatever happens during your Oregon journeys, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can help.

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Oregon personal injury law: the basics

Oregon statutes online

This is where you’ll find the Oregon Revised Statutes, which are published every two years. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.

Oregon Revised Statutes

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Oregon's car accident statutes of limitation

In Oregon, you have two years to bring a personal injury and six years to bring a property damage claim. That means you have only two years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.

Oregon's Statute of Limitations

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Accident worksheets

Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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Hiring a lawyer in Oregon

The initial meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as domestic relations law or intellectual property law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.

If your case goes to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.

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Is time ticking on your personal injury case?

What are the time limits for personal injury compensation claims?

Generally, from 1-6 years, most commonly 2 years, starting from the time you were injured. Read more

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Law libraries in Oregon

There are many issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.

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