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Sean P DuBois

Portland Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 13
  1. What are my options for a injury sustained on someone else's property?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott W Edwards
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were injured on the property due to the owner's negligence (not turning on the lights in a hazardous area), you may be able to get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, etc., through the property's insurance policy. You should call an attorney licensed in the state where the injury occurred to learn more about your options, but an experienced injury attorney can also help make sure you are receiving the correct treatment so that any permanent damage to your leg is taken into...

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  2. When and how should I ask for compensation for pain and suffering when you are rear ended in a car accident?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Joanne Reisman
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jason Todd Studinski
    5. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    6. ···
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    In Oregon, every auto insurance policy is required to have at least $15,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. So your own PIP can pay your medical bills until you settle with the insurance company (which you shouldn't do until you know the extent of your injuries and needed treatments, perhaps months from now). I recommend that you get any medical treatments you need (gaps in treatment hurt your claim), and start calling personal injury law offices in your area. Our office also...

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  3. My disabled son was assaulted on 7/11 property by either an employee of 7/11 or the owner. Can I sue

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Jay Bodzin
    2. Sean P DuBois
    3. David Ian Schoen
    3 lawyer answers

    Assault cases like this can be complicated. If it took place on 7/11 property, you may be able to hold the store responsible, though this might be hard to prove. It will also be best for the case if there are cameras that show your son really was leaving, and was not threatening the employee/owner in any way (this is not a case deal breaker, but it does improve your chances of winning).

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  4. My daughter was attacked by 2 dogs at a children's park while they were off there leash. What are our rights?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Wm Keith Dozier Jr
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Sean P DuBois
    4. Timothy Leo Bowden
    5. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
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    8 lawyer answers

    Dog bite cases are complicated, so hiring a personal injury attorney may be your best option. Unfortunately, despite the leash law, there are many other factors that will determine the value of the claim: the dogs' breed, the dogs' history (whether there is a history of aggression), the insurance policy of the dog owners, etc. Most Oregon personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, so I would suggest calling one and describing your claim. Please click the link below for more information...

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  5. 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 almost 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

    To help determine whether you need an Oregon or a Washington attorney, you would need to know where the defendant (the person who hit you) lives. If they are a Washington resident, you will need a Washington attorney. If they are an Oregon resident, you might be able to hire a Portland attorney. Just type "personal injury attorney" in Portland, OR.

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  6. Should i sue the school for something because i fell.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Sean P DuBois
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3 lawyer answers

    In cases like this, proving negligence can be difficult. You will probably need to prove 1) that they knew the water was there, and 2) did nothing about it. For example, if someone came in dripping water but no employees were aware of the puddle, they cannot be considered negligent. If an employee cleaned the floor and failed to put up a warning sign, however, that might be grounds for a claim. Contact a personal injury attorney, and he or she will be able to advise you if this is worth...

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  7. I rear ended someone because they stopped short to avoid a groundhog. Who is at fault for this accident?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael David Lindner Jr
    2. Kevin Coluccio
    3. Bret A. Schnitzer
    4. Jonathan S Rudnick
    5. Michael A Ferrara Jr
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    7 lawyer answers

    Under most circumstances, the driver who rear-ends another car will be found at fault. Most people assume that if you left enough following distance between your car and the car in front, and you were paying sufficient attention, the accident could have been avoided.

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  8. Motor vehicle accident has given me severe nerve pain in both arms . They admitted fault and were cited.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dane Johnson
    2. Joanne Reisman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Sean P DuBois
    5. Allison L Williams
    6. ···
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    A good personal injury lawyer will help you understand the process, and can even try to make sure your health insurance liens are covered by the settlement. Call a lawyer soon because they will want to start working up the case ASAP - in Oregon, there is a statute of limitations for most personal injury cases of two years.

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  9. Am i being represented fairly?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. David B Pittman
    3. Renee Mayerson Cannella
    4. Sean P DuBois
    4 lawyer answers

    It can be difficult for another attorney to get up to speed on your case, so talking to your own lawyer is the first step. If you cannot reach a point where trust is re-established, you can definitely hire another lawyer. Keep in mind, though, that your first lawyer will have a lien against your eventual settlement (unless you paid a retainer).

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  10. I was assaulted on Safeway property by an employee. I am settling out of court. What is a safe number to begin negotiations?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gary S. Sinclair
    2. Robert J Harris
    3. Teunis G Wyers
    4. Sean P DuBois
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    5 lawyer answers

    There are so many factors that go into determining the worth of a case like this, that you may be better off hiring an attorney - especially if you plan to seek punitive damages against Safeway for the behavior of their employee. I know working with an attorney may be an unwanted annoyance, but you don't want to jeopardize your case or your family's financial award by not understanding the legal system, Oregon case history, or Oregon law. But if you insist on negotiating your own claim,...

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