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Sean P DuBois

Portland Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Can I get my medical bills paid for if I was injured in an accident but I do not have insurance?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Kevin Coluccio
    3. Todd A Taylor
    4. Jeffrey R Caffee
    5. Bret A. Schnitzer
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    I'm copy/pasting this from another question I answered (http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/car-accident-with-no-liability-insurance---but-i-m-918869.html): In Oregon, the law says that if you are injured in a car accident, but don't have insurance, you can recover economic damages (like medical costs and lost wages) but you are not eligible to receive non-economic damages (like pain and suffering). If you were injured, consider contacting an Oregon personal injury attorney, but be aware that...

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  2. What's the most I can get out on a settlement for my injury from a car accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Michael Montgomery
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Michael R Crosner
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    In Oregon, the minimum requirement for liability insurance is $25K. Which means that really may be all there is, from the adverse insurance company. If you have auto insurance, and your policy is over $25K, you may be able to bring an underinsured motorist (UIM) claim. Or, if the person who caused the accident has personal assets, you could talk to your attorney about pursuing those. But in many cases (unfortunately) the adverse policy limits ($25K is the most common in Oregon) are all the...

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  3. I was in car accident 12/2013 i want to settle what is case worth? I didn't have insurance.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Michael Lewis Eisner
    3. Joanne Reisman
    4. Andrew J Aukland
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Without asking you A LOT more questions, no attorney can really tell you what your case is worth. A good attorney will need to review police reports, medical records, proof of lost income, etc., before making any sort of recommendation. In general, all damages are paid by the insurance company for the driver who caused the accident, and these damages include economic damages (medical bills, lost wages, etc.) AND non-economic damages (pain and suffering). In Oregon, however, usually an...

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  4. Do I still have a fighting chance?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Todd A Taylor
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    4. Joanne Reisman
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I agree with the above answers - you may still have a case. Talking to more Portland injury attorneys could help you get an idea what your options are, and most offer free consultations. If you decide to try and hire another attorney, your new attorney can help you investigate and perhaps talk to other witnesses.

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  5. What if I feel my attorney is not gutsy enough to go for what think I deserve?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Todd A Taylor
    2. Joanne Reisman
    3. Sean P DuBois
    4. Joshua Pond
    5. Steven Mark Sweat
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    You always have the option of disengaging from your attorney, but in many cases you will want to consult with another attorney in your state first to make sure your expectations are reasonable. Depending on how long until your statute of limitations runs, this serious injury accident definitely sounds like a case that many personal injury attorneys may be interested in representing you for. I would consider taking advantage of the FREE consultations that PI attorneys offer. I would also...

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  6. How do you prove " soft tissue" injuries and pain?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Keith G Langer
    3. Allison L Williams
    4. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    5. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    I have to agree with the earlier answers. The best way to "prove" your injuries is to hire an attorney who can help you show the insurance company how much this accident has cost your family. A good lawyer will help you explain how the injuries have affected your way of life, etc. It is important to remember, however, that in many cases the amount you can recover has a lot to do with how much insurance the at-fault driver had, not just your injuries.

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  7. Slipped on wet floor in fred meyer store. they have accepted liability. they want me to settle for all medical bills

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. John E. Schlosser
    3. Sean P DuBois
    4. Collin J. Earl
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You definitely need to consult with a Portland slip and fall lawyer. If you're still in pain, you need to have the time to get treatment while protecting your rights, and a lawyer can help with that. A lawyer will also show the insurance company that you're serious about getting fair compensation.

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  8. I was passenger in "not fault" car auto accident in Oregon. Want to settle but treatment still ongoing..

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Robert Bamberger Greiwe
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Richard H Rizk
    5. Joanne Reisman
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    Like the others on this page stated, you should not rush to get a settlement. In Oregon, you have 2 years to file a claim in MOST personal injury cases, though there are exceptions. PIP (personal injury protection) should help pay your bills until you are done treating (or are "medically stable"). If you have questions about PIP, paying your medical bills, or the Oregon car accident process, I recommend our book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case, which you can order...

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  9. Car Accident With No Liability Insurance: "But I'm Not At Fault" im new to Oregon.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. John E. Schlosser
    3. Jay Bodzin
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Phillip Charles Gilbert
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    In Oregon, the law says that if you are injured in a car accident, but don't have insurance, you can recover economic damages (like medical costs and lost wages) but you are not eligible to receive non-economic damages (like pain and suffering). I'm not clear on whether you don't have any auto insurance or just don't have liability, but if you were injured, consider contacting an Oregon personal injury attorney.

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  10. Please explain how if you're in a motor vehicle accident and you get policy limits from the person who hit you that's all?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joanne Reisman
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. John Paul Thygerson
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    With a car insurance policy, the "limits" are the most the auto insurance for the at-fault driver ever has to pay for a claim. In some cases, if the injury victim's medical bills and losses are higher than the policy limits, a lawyer can help the injury victim investigate whether the defendant driver has any personal assets or other insurance policies (like an umbrella policy) that could also cover damages. But in many cases, there are no other insurance policies that apply and no personal...

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