Donald L Jacobs’s Answers

Donald L Jacobs

Portland Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Can I sue a person who was drunk and groped me on an airline flight?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Donald L Jacobs
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely. I hope you also reported it to the airport police when you landed.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. Made a settlement demand; received an offer....now what?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Joshua Shulman
    2. S Michael Rose
    3. Krystin Draper Rose
    4. Donald L Jacobs
    5. Robert C Kline Jr
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    Unless you left out some important facts, this appears to be what is often referred to in the trade as a low ball offer. Sometimes insurance companies make these and hope you just go away. They gamble on the fact most people are afraid to get a lawyer and will eventually just roll over and accept the offer. Frankly, I don't see any advice that would help you make them come to their senses. I think you probably have no choice but to get a lawyer at this point.

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  3. Which car is responsible in this accident?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. Donald L Jacobs
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Lundeen.

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  4. Can anyone give me an estimate on a settlement for a auto accident.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Robert J Harris
    2. Joshua Shulman
    3. S Michael Rose
    4. Donald L Jacobs
    5. Robert C Kline Jr
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You can look at some of the articles on my website for help, http://www.attorneyportland.com/, but putting a value on a particular personal injury case takes some expertise. Your case looks like it may have substantial value. Trying to do this yourself with the benefit of some research off the internet could result in you settling the case for far less than the actual value. I strongly encourage you find a lawyer with a long history of working on these cases to help. Many people try to...

  5. Can your auto insurance require second doctor opinion ?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Gary Nicolas Gosanko
    3. Donald L Jacobs
    4. Nima Taradji
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is yes. If you have uninsured motorist or personal injury protection coverage in your policy both usually contain language allowing your insurance company to request you seek a second opinion from a doctor of their choosing. If this occurs, it is often a big red flag that you need to consult a lawyer. Typically this wouldn't be requested unless the insurance company perceives a problem with your claim. A lawyer may advise you not to go, or may even find a way to talk the...

  6. How much compensation can I expect?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Donald L Jacobs
    2. S Edmond ElDabe
    3. Jeffrey Michael Donato
    3 lawyer answers

    I wouldn't expect much. Usually an insurance company will offer a token amount to see if they can settle the claim quickly up front. Whatever they offer should be rejected until you know more about your injuries. Unless your injury was very minor I'd wait until you finish treatment before considering any offers. Once you finish care you'll be able to determine what residual health problems remain and how they may affect your future. Although a laundry list of things you can recover is a...

  7. Is there a time limit when it come to finshing a case???

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Donald L Jacobs
    2. S Edmond ElDabe
    3. Daniel Malis
    3 lawyer answers

    Your case does have a time limit. If the deadline goes by, you can lose all right to recover damages. Oregon has a two year deadline for most auto accidents. The time limit can be less than two years in certain situations, such as those involving an accident caused by overserving or an accident caused by a vehicle owned by a public agency. Hopefully your attorney will not let this deadline go by without filing the case. You always have a right to switch attorneys. However, you may be...

  8. Rear Ended, Hired a Lawyer. Need Some Clarification on Lawsuit Proceedings and compensation

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jason Garrett Epstein
    2. Alexandra A Filutowski
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    4. Donald L Jacobs
    5. Christopher Lee Thayer
    5 lawyer answers

    It would be impossible to advise you what fair compensation is without doing a careful review of your medical records and sitting down with you to understand how this injury has affected your lifestyle. If your bills were paid by your own insurance, there is typically a clause in the contract requiring you repay them out of the proceeds of your settlement. However, there are ways to avoid this or minimize it depending on the facts of your case. Your lawyer may be referring to your...

  9. Hit from behind have no ins my car is total can i still be coverd by the person that hit me ins?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Donald L Jacobs
    1 lawyer answer

    You may have a problem recovering damages other than car repairs, medical bills or wage loss. Oregon has a funny law that limits what you can recover if you drive without insurance. There are several exceptions to the rule however and you should run your story by an attorney experienced in Oregon law to see if one of them may apply.

  10. Can you get in trouble for a car crash?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Donald L Jacobs
    2. Joshua Shulman
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is difficult to answer without more facts. A vehicle can be responsible for a collision between two other vehicles even without being involved in the actual impact. A car recklessly swerving in front of two others that collide in an attempt to avoid him would be an example. If someone does claim you were the cause of this collision, your best bet is to turn it over to your insurance company.