We are on a first-name basis with our clients and we pride ourselves on recognizing our client's voices. So when you call our office chances are the first person you will speak to is an attorney. Even if you are not sure about hiring an attorney, but have questions about your traffic accident, please call us and one of our lawyers will happily give you free advice.
When you settle your case, you will settle for everything that you have gone through to date and for everything that you are going to suffer in the future. The biggest mistake you can make is settling your case before you are certain about how your injury is going to affect you in the future. Many people make the mistake of assuming that because they know what injury they sustained, then they also know how the injury will affect them throughout the rest of their lives. The problem with this assumption is that a particular injury can have many different outcomes.
The Insurance Resource Council (IRC) published two studies establishing that, on average, people who hire a lawyer receive 3-1/2 times more money in settlement than those who didn't hire a lawyer. These studies establish that the insurance company is only going to fairly settle your traffic accident claim if they are afraid that you will go to court and have a jury force them to be fair with you. It is the fear of trial that makes a case settle for a fair amount. Without a lawyer, you pose no risk to the insurance company and they are not afraid of you.
Our past results in court can benefit you because insurance companies in Oregon know that if they are unfair, then we will go to court. This is why we are able to fairly settle most of our cases as quickly as possible. Our attorneys have over 500 trial and arbitration awards in their client's favor and in the last 10 years alone, they have recovered over 25 million dollars in settlements and verdicts for their clients. You do not pay us a penny unless we are successful in helping you. Most Oregon personal injury attorneys are afraid to go to trial or make you pay money regardless of the outcome.
No lawyer can guarantee results. We guarantee that we will give 110% effort in resolving your case. The fact that our firm does routinely litigate cases when insurance company offers are minimal will help to settle your case. There are many attorneys will full-page ads and wonderful websites on the internet that rarely if ever go to court. Insurance companies know we will go to trial, and this is reflected in the larger settlements we attain for our clients when compared to attorneys who never go to trial. Because we are willing to try cases, the vast majority of our cases do in fact settle.
One of the most important things that we do for our clients is to figure out what problems they are going to have in the future as a result of their accident. After we are certain about your future, we can obtain fair compensation for everything you have gone through and everything that the accident will cost you in the future. The person who caused your injury is represented by an insurance company and its experienced adjuster. Their goal is to pay the least amount of money as possible and they have developed effective strategies to achieve this goal. It is to your advantage to have an attorney handling your claim who is knowledgeable and who can protect your rights. Without an attorney, you run the risk of making serious and costly mistakes.
The Law Offices of Clayton H. Morrison are Oregon personal injury attorneys who represent people injured in car accidents throughout Southwest Portland and its surrounding areas, including, Beaverton Aloha, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Lake Oswego, Scappoose, Banks, North Plains, Vernonia, Yamhill, Gaston, Carlton, McMinnville, Sheridan, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Kaiser, Salem, Monmouth, Tillamook, Cannon Beach, and Astoria.