James P Dwyer’s Answers

James P Dwyer

Portland Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. IF A CAR IS PARKED ILLEGALLY AND BACK INTO IT TRYING TO GET OUT OF YOUR LEGAL PARKING SPOT ARE YOU 100% LIABLE

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. James P Dwyer
    2. Kelvin P. Green
    2 lawyer answers

    It's a tough question to answer because it's very fact dependent. If there was something about how it was parked that made it difficult to see, that could effect who is at fault. Has a claim been made through your insurance?

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  2. I want to make a Workers' Compensation claim but feel pressured by employer to accept cash instead. Is this illegal?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Alana C. DiCicco
    2. Phillip Charles Gilbert
    3. James P Dwyer
    4. Gilbert Earl Fisher
    4 lawyer answers

    I would strongly recommend that you not settle. It is far too risky to settle for money now when you do not know the true extent of your injuries from a medical bill and wage loss standpoint. You need to file your claim as soon as possible to protect your rights. You need to continue getting medical treatment as well.

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  3. Settlement conference

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Phillip Charles Gilbert
    2. James P Dwyer
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    3 lawyer answers

    Out of curiosity, did the judge have both parties sign the settlement document? It's not necessary for it to be signed to be enforceable. Is the other side saying it not enforceable?

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  4. How shall i proceed?

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Demetrius Tsohantaridis
    2. James P Dwyer
    3. Andrew Y. Kim
    4. Waymon S. Harrell
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    What's most important is getting medical treatment You own car insurance is required by law to pay each of your me fiscal bills for one year or $15,000 of care, whichever is first. There is no need to wait for any information before contacting your insurance company. There really is no need to contact the defendant- that will all be taken care of in the process. It sounds like it would be helpful to have an attorney help you with the process so everything is taken care of for you and you...

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  5. At what point small claim court could be converted to a NOT small claim court.

    Answered 18 days ago.

    1. Will Sherman
    2. James P Dwyer
    3. Robert Lloyd Mauger Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Both attorneys have given really good answers. It can be confusing at times. If you goggle "small claims court Oregon" there is very good information at the "Courts.Oregon.gov" result.

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  6. Do I need a lawyer for an accident that was on the highway last Friday?

    Answered 21 days ago.

    1. James P Dwyer
    2. Christopher B. Rounds
    3. Linda Weimar
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Andrew Y. Kim
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The insurance company is offering you a small amount of money in hopes that you will settle your claim before you should settle and for a small amount. They are looking after them self not you. What's most important is that you get the medical treatment you need to have a full recovery as quickly as possible. The insurance on the car you were in will pay medical bills and, under certain conditions, wage loss. Don't sign a medical authorization for the defendants insurance company or give...

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  7. Should I get a lawyer?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. James P Dwyer
    2. Zaheer A Shah
    3. Marc Louis Schatten
    4. Christopher B. Rounds
    5. Isaac R Jackson
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    I would suggest contacting your agent to find out why your insurance was cancelled. They should find the answer for you and provide a letter of explanation. You might want contact your bank to see if a payment was rejected from the insurance company. It would be best to talk with an attorney who handles DMV hearings to make sure you do not have your license suspended.

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  8. Oregon - minor's personal injury settlement - Does it need to be approved by the court and deposited into a savings account?

    Answered 7 days ago.

    1. Linda Weimar
    2. James P Dwyer
    3. Kevin E Lucey
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    Any net settlement involving less than $25,000 does not require court approval. The money is required to be placed a savings account in the child's name and not to be used under any circumstances until the minor is 18 or with authorization from the court.

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  9. Do I need a lawyer for medical malpractice?

    Answered 20 days ago.

    1. Benjamin Wright Haile
    2. Tatiana Kadetskaya
    3. Christopher B. Rounds
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Andrew Y. Kim
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Medical malpractice cases are difficult, complex and expensive. You need to talk with an attorney who primarily handles these type of cases to get a good answer to your question.

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  10. If I am injured at work, and now need surgery and the doctor tells me my injury wont be fixed 100% do I have a case?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. James P Dwyer
    2. Jon Friedman
    3. Andrew Y. Kim
    3 lawyer answers

    You are entitled to a permanent partial disability award when you are medically stationary and your claim is closed if you have permanent limitations. You may also be eligible for vocational retraining if you are not able to return to your job. The insurance company may offer you a settlement at some point in time. Based on the injury that you have described, settling may not be a good idea. I hope I am answering your question.

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