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Bryan W Dawson

Portland Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Looking for personal injury attorney in Portland OR. I need a lawyer who can handle my case and fight for my rights. Pls help

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Bryan W Dawson
    2. Derryl Stephen Halpern
    3. Sean P DuBois
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Eddie Wayne Wilson
    5 lawyer answers

    My law firm represents people in your situation in the Portland area. Please call 503-656-0400 if you want to talk. Your situation is fairly common, where the doctors disagree about causation. The important point is that the treating doctor is willing to say that the accident was a substantial factor in causing your need for treatment. Thanks.

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  2. Can i be personally sued after a car accident even if insurance has taken care of it?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Peter Clancy
    2. Bryan W Dawson
    3. Gary Philip DuFour
    4. Joseph A Blaszkow
    4 lawyer answers

    Make sure that you send the summons and complaint to USAA as soon as possible. USAA will then hire an attorney to defend your wife and USAA will then either settle the case or defend your wife through trial. Most likely what happened is that the plaintiff's attorney tried to negotiate a settlement with USAA, but no agreement was reached. Negotiations can resume during litigation. The important thing to remember is that your wife has to inform USAA of the lawsuit. Thanks for your service.

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  3. I was backed into by a jeep while waiting in boyfriends car,is a settlement possible

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Troy Austin Pickard
    2. Bryan W Dawson
    3. Mark William Oakley
    4. Derryl Stephen Halpern
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the comments given above. You should notify your boyfriend's insurer, which can cover your medical costs. Several factors can influence the value of a claim: how hard you were hit, where the incident happened, how soon afterward you went for treatment, etc.

  4. What is a fair amount to ask an insurance company for emotional distress without going to court?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Troy Austin Pickard
    2. Bryan W Dawson
    3. Raymond Scott Costantino
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the responses given above, especially about the offer being low and about the difficulty of evaluating a case in the abstract this soon after an accident. The value of an auto case turns on several factors, including what the vehicles looked like after the accident, your medical history, how soon and often you received treatment, and where the accident happened. You don't necesarily have to go to court (i.e. have a trial) if you don't accept the first, apparently very low offer....

  5. Rear end auto accident where front driver slammed on brakes - rear driver 100% at fault?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. Philip Matthew deMaine
    3. Troy Austin Pickard
    4. Bryan W Dawson
    5. Kevin M Garrison
    5 lawyer answers

    In Oregon, and likely most other states, every driver has a duty to use reasonable care under the circumstances. This means that you had a duty to follow at a reasonable distance and speed. This also means that the other driver had a duty not to randomly slam on his/her brakes in traffic. The claim could turn on the details of how far the pedestrians were from the crosswalk, how far back you were, what your speeds were. You're not automatically 100% at fault but, as noted above, the rear-...

  6. If i got a DUI in oregon and blew a .14. I was told if i plead no contest and take diversion i will get my license back. true?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Ben Eder
    2. Bryan W Dawson
    3. Robert J Harris
    4. Carlos Gonzalez
    4 lawyer answers

    This isn't my area of practice, but I can tell you that these rules for Oregon are well explained at http://www.davidlesh.net/duii.htm.

  7. I slipped and fell in a Wells Fargo Bank which resulted in me going to the hospital, should they be responsible for the bill?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Bryan W Dawson
    2. Robert J Harris
    3. Bryan David Caulfield
    3 lawyer answers

    You should certainly ask them to pay your bill. You should also make sure you're feeling fine for a few weeks before you sign any settlement papers from them or their insurance company. Sometimes, people are more hurt than they realize at first. Once you settle any medical claim with them, that'll be the end of them paying for more services. Any bank should have a fairly easy and friendly way to submit a claim like this.

  8. When can a landlord be held liable for dog injuries?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2. Bryan W Dawson
    3. Donald Richard Worley
    3 lawyer answers

    As noted, you should talk to a local lawyer because the law will vary from state to state. In Oregon, a landlord can be liable if the victim can show that the landlord knew or should have known that a dangerous animal lived at the property at the time the lease was signed or renewed. (If there's no written lease, the law may provide that it's a month-to-month lease.) It's also possible that the owner had insurance that may cover the incident. Good luck.

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