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Donald L Jacobs

Portland Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Do I Have To See the Other Insurance Company's Doctor?

    Video posted by attorney Donald Jacobs, about 4 years ago.

    ;No. Only after a lawsuit is actually filed does the other side have a right to make you see their doctor. Even then the court will grant their request only if "good cause" is shown. When this occurs, your attorney can place reasonable restrictions on what type of doctor you see ...

  2. How Do I Determine What My Personal Injury Case is Worth?

    Video posted by attorney Donald Jacobs, about 4 years ago.

    This can be a tough one. There is no industry formula of three times your medical bills. Although most cases never go to court, your case is worth what a jury of 12 people would find fair in compensation for what you've lost. The law allows you to ask for payment of your medical ...

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  3. Important Questions to Ask An Insurance Adjuster

    Video posted by attorney Donald Jacobs, over 4 years ago.

    Often an insurance adjuster will contact you right after an accident. They may appear very friendly and sometimes even send you a written "Customer Service Pledge", in an attempt to convince you your case will be handled fairly and paid at full value when settled. But beware, in ...

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  4. Do I have to sign a medical release?

    Video posted by attorney Donald Jacobs, over 4 years ago.

    http://www.nwinjurylawcenter.com No. If you are injured and decide to exercise your right to make a claim, you will need to eventually furnish your doctor's records so a value can be determined. However, signing a medical release gives the insurance company extensive rights to ob...

  5. Do I Have To Give A Recorded Statement?

    Video posted by attorney Donald Jacobs, over 4 years ago.

    http://www.nwinjurylawcenter.com No. Most accidents are clearly the fault of one party. The police report is available to both sides. Although the other driver's company needs to find out what happened, most personal injury lawyers advise against letting them record your voice. T...

  6. Do I need an attorney?

    Video posted by attorney Donald Jacobs, over 4 years ago.

    http://www.nwinjurylawcenter.com This is a question clients often ask. No one wants to come out with less in their pocket when the case is over just because they hired an attorney. Obviously if your case needs to be filed in court, having an experienced personal injury attorney i...

  7. 10 Legal Tips You Can Use if Injured in an Auto Accident

    Written by attorney Donald Jacobs, almost 5 years ago.

    Do not admit fault at the scene. Statements made at the scene can be used as evidence. State laws require you exchange insurance information and cooperate with any police investigation. File an accid

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