Questions & answers
Here are answers to questions we are often asked.
They are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute
legal advice. To get legal advice, please meet with an attorney.
How much do you charge?
Most personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis, which
means that we take a percentage of what you recover. If we don't
recover any money for you, then there is no cost to you.
What do you charge for non-personal
Most other types of litigation are billed on an hourly basis.
Is my case too old?
In Oregon you have two years from the date of the accident to file
a personal injury lawsuit. If you are getting close to the two
year limit, you should call an attorney to see about filing your
case with the court before the two years are up.
How long will the process take?
It depends on the details of the case. Cases that are filed in Oregon are generally
tried within 15 months of the time they are filed. Most cases, however, settle
before trial and can take less time.
Will you take my case?
We only take cases we believe we can win. If you think you have a viable case,
give us a call and we will give you an honest evaluation. If it is a case outside
our area of expertise, we will refer you to a law firm competent in that area
Do you take criminal cases?
Currently we take only civil cases. To find a criminal defense attorney, please
consult the Oregon State
Bar's Lawyer Referral Service. There you can also find
information on their Modest Means Program if cost is an issue.