Are you involved in a Corvallis car accident? The law entitles you to receive compensation for damages you receive as a result of an automobile accident caused by another driver. In a typical case, for example, you may recover damages for your medical expenses, wage loss, the pain you experienced, and the disruption the accident had on your life. We use our experience, the relationships we have cultivated, and our reputation to ensure you are treated fairly and receive just compensation.
In Oregon personal injury cases like these, there are two types of damages, economic and non-economic. Economic damages commonly include property damage, medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Non-economic damages are usually what is referred to as “pain and suffering” or interference with an individual’s usual life activities. Although these damages are not as easily defined as medical bills or lost wages, they often constitute the major part of an injury claim.
Calling the non-economic damages portion of your claim “pain and suffering” is misleading. Non-economic damages are meant to compensate you for the total effects of your injuries. Non-economic damages go well beyond the term “pain and suffering” and might include a disrupted home life, difficulty with your job, and inability to pursue your normal activities. In most cases, non-economic damages exceed the amount of all economic damages combined.
If you have any questions, or think you, a family member, or a friend has a claim, call our Oregon attorneys for a free consultation. There is no charge for our time to discuss potential claims. We offer percentage fee agreements on most cases. Attorney fees are only paid when the claim is successfully resolved.