Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims

Salem lawyer Keri Trask Lazarus has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases. She is sympathetic to the hard situations that personal injury victims are in, and advocates for them with integrity. To help you become more familiar with some basics of personal injury law, here are some frequently asked questions about personal injury claims.

What Are My Options To Cover My Lost Pay While I Am Recovering?

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, your PIP insurance offers the first line of coverage for lost wages. For other injuries, short- or long-term disability insurance, if you have it, can provide some support. Otherwise, you may need to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your loss of pay.

What Can I Do To Protect A Possible Personal Injury Claim?

Gather as much information about your accident as possible:

  • Take pictures of the accident scene
  • Write what happened before, during and after the event for your attorney
  • If there were any witnesses, get their names and contact information

What Are The Statute Of Limitations On Personal Injury Claims?

According to Oregon law, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to make a personal injury claim. However, in some cases action is required in 180 days, if injured on the job it may require action in less than 30 days, and if injured on tribal land, the tribe may have even shorter time frames. It is to your advantage to consult a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury.

Do I Have To Go To Trial To Receive Personal Injury Compensation?

Not necessarily. Many times, a settlement can happen as a result of mediation or negotiation. Keri Trask Lazarus is a trained mediator and negotiator as well as an experienced litigator so she can execute the optimal approach for your case strategy.

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Call the Law Offices of Keri Trask Lazarus at 503-385-1894, or reach us with this online contact form to schedule a free initial attorney consultation. We do not recover any fees for services until we win your case. Se habla español.