Umatilla, Oregon Personal Injury Lawyers

John Ballard
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Hermiston, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 22 years experience
(541) 564-2574 125 SW 3rd St
Hermiston, OR 97838
Personal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of North Dakota School of Law
Licensed since 1997 to practice law in Oregon. Serving Hermiston, Pendleton, and surrounding areas since 1999.
Steven Hill
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Pendleton, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 26 years experience
(877) 369-9033 310 SE 2nd Street
Suite 200
Pendleton, OR 97801
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Insurance Claims
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Pendleton, OR Personal Injury Attorney
(541) 276-2560 125 SE 5th St
Pendleton, OR 97801
Personal Injury and Criminal
Pendleton, OR Personal Injury Attorney
(541) 276-3320 326 SE 2nd St
Pendleton, OR 97801
Personal Injury, Business, Divorce and Family
Pendleton, OR Personal Injury Attorney
(541) 276-3857 104 SE 5th St
Pendleton, OR 97801
Personal Injury
Pendleton, OR Personal Injury Lawyer
(541) 276-3857 104 SE 5th St
Pendleton, OR 97801
Personal Injury
City of the Dalles, OR Personal Injury Lawyer
(541) 296-5474 420 E 3rd St
City of the Dalles, OR 97058
Personal Injury, Business, Divorce and Family
City of the Dalles, OR Personal Injury Attorney
(541) 296-2181 106 E 4th St
City of the Dalles, OR 97058
Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
City of the Dalles, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 21 years experience
(541) 296-9601 414 Washington St
City of the Dalles, OR 97058
Personal Injury, Criminal and Juvenile
Jennie Lynn Clark
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 19 years experience
(503) 238-1010 6501 SW Macadam Ave Suite E
Portland, OR 97239
Personal Injury, Animal, Criminal and White Collar Crime
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Member of the Oregon State Bar since 2000 Member of the Oregon Federal Bar since 2000 Member of Washington State Bar since 2010. I practice in a variety of areas of the law, which is useful when there are overlapping legal issues. We offer a free phone consultation for the following types of cases:
Personal Injury
Motor vehicle accidents
Dog bites
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Mr.  Gary R. Johnson
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(541) 585-2222 747 SW Mill View Way
Bend, OR 97702
Personal Injury
University of Puget Sound, Lewis & Clark Law School and University of Washington School of Law
Central Oregon personal injury attorney.
Joshua Walter Hunking
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Albany, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 6 years experience
(541) 486-5464 425 SW 2nd Ave Suite 101-E
Albany, OR 97321
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
Willamette University College of Law
I truly enjoy practicing law and I focus my efforts on ensuring that I am advocating for and achieving the best interests of my clients. Give me a call, you wont be disappointed with the service you receive.
Don Corson
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Eugene, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 33 years experience
(541) 484-2525 940 Willamette Street | Suite 500
Eugene, OR 97401
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
University of Oregon School of Law
Don Corson represents people seriously injured or killed by defective products, industrial accidents, medical negligence, vehicle and truck accidents, and other catastrophic incidents.

Don has the highest professional ratings for legal ability and ethics, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America1 in multiple categories for representing individuals, is consistently listed as a Super Lawyer, and is listed as a Top Rated Lawyers.

Before entering the field of law, Don was active in consumer and environmental issues. He decided to become a lawyer in part to help solve many of the injustices he saw. Don graduated first in his law school class...
Michael P Vanderhoff
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Central Point, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 7 years experience
(541) 292-0478 780 S. Front Street, Ste. 150
Central Point, OR 97502
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Born and raised in Medford, Mike is a native of Southern Oregon and loves all that the area has to offer. Following his graduation from South Medford High, Mike played basketball at Portland State and Western Oregon before finishing his undergraduate degree at Southern Oregon University. Competing at a high level in basketball has taught Mike the value of hard work, commitment, communication and teamwork. He strives everyday to apply these lessons to his professional life as an attorney and is committed to providing the best possible service to his clients.

Currently, Mike lives in Medford with his wife and two...
Wm Keith Dozier Jr
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Lake Oswego, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 18 years experience
(503) 594-0333 385 1st St
Ste 215
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Lewis & Clark Law School
Keith Dozier is a Portland area trial attorney/injury lawyer representing individuals and families from all over Oregon that have suffered serious injury because of someone else's carelessness. He and his associates handle claims for victims of auto accidents, truck crashes, work place accidents, malpractice, dangerous products, discrimination and other forms of personal injuries. We work hard to obtain insurance coverage for deserving injured parties so that they can get proper medical treatment and put their lives back together as much as possible. We pride ourselves on providing honest and effective legal representation. Our law firm represents a relatively small...
Byron T. Farley
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Salem, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 8 years experience
(503) 566-5800 110 Madrona Ave SE
Salem, OR 97302
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
Byron Farley and his personal injury team are Salem's top choice for personal injury legal representation. Mr. Farley began his career as an attorney defending claims for large motor vehicle insurance companies. That background provided Mr. Farley with the experience and expertise necessary to avoid the pitfalls and traps set by insurance companies and to help his clients navigate the frustrating claims and litigation process. He takes a comprehensive approach to personal injury legal representation and maximizes the financial recovery for his clients by pursing reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

He works...
Joanne Reisman
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(503) 222-7401 732 SW 3rd Ave
Suite 304
Portland, OR 97204
Personal Injury, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland Legal Services specializes in Personalized Advocacy. This is a full service civil law firm. We cross specialize in several related areas of the law which means that we can offer you comprehensive solutions to difficult issues that require knowledge in several legal sub-specialties. We can help you with issues in the areas of: Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Support), Paternity, Bankruptcy (Chapter 7), Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law (Special Needs Trusts), Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, , Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Small Business, Real Estate, and Civil Litigation. If you don't see your problem area listed...
Richard Rizk
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(503) 245-5677 0434 SW Iowa Street
Portland, OR 97239
Free ConsultationPortland, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 29 years experience
Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Products Liability
Lewis & Clark Law School
Richard Rizk is the senior lawyer at RizkLaw, an Oregon plaintiff personal injury & insurance, law firm he founded in 2001. Richard passionately pursues justice for everyday people in the context of serious injury and denied insurance claims. Richard believes that success as a personal injury lawyer requires passion, a deep understanding of insurance and readiness to try every case. Mr. Rizk has resolved over $15M in claims. His goal is the successful resolution of your claim quickly and for the greatest amount possible.

A former insurance defense and coverage lawyer, Mr. Rizk now serves everyday people every day at RizkLaw....
John P. Gilroy
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Bend, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 26 years experience
(541) 306-2150 1000 NW Wall St.
Suite #280
Bend, OR 97703
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
University of Oregon
John Gilroy is an experienced and skilled Attorney at Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group. His practice focuses on DUII/Drunk Driving Defense, Criminal Defense , and Personal Injury matters. John has prior experience as a Deputy District Attorney at the Washington County District Attorney's Office, where he prosecuted a broad array of crimes, from misdemeanors to felonies. His work in the D.A.'s office has provided him unique legal insight and knowledge. John is committed to exceptional service and representation for your legal needs.

John received his B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University in 1993. At the University of Oregon,...
Sean DuBois
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 13 years experience
(503) 222-4411 1553 SE Tolman St.
Portland, OR 97202
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims and Legal Malpractice
Lewis & Clark Law School
At Shulman DuBois LLC, we will give you and your case the consideration it deserves. The insurance companies have the money, power, and personnel to bully the injured and overwhelmed - we are dedicated to helping you fight back. At a time when your insurance company is not giving you the thoughtfulness, concern, and respect that you deserve, we will be there to bring the facts to light and set the situation right. Serving Portland, Oregon, as well as the surrounding areas, we represent people in our community who are struggling in the wake of a serious accident. As active community...
Kenneth Kahn II
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 29 years experience
(503) 241-4105 1000 SW Broadway
Suite 2300
Portland, OR 97205
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
Lewis & Clark Law School
Your initial telephone conference is free. (503) 241-4105.

I've defended the rights of the accused for over 26 years and handled over 6,000 cases. Rated 10 Best, Client Satisfaction (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys). Rated as one of the Top Lawyers in Oregon for Ethical Standards (2015 and 2016, The Legal Network). Rated as one of the Top 100 Criminal Lawyers in America (2016, The National Trial Lawyers). Ranked in the top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, Oregon (2016, American Society of Legal Advocates).

Rated Excellent by Avvo.com. My experience in court will make your experience...
Ryan M. Johnson
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Salem, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 10 years experience
(503) 990-6641 388 State Street
Suite #940
Salem, OR 97301
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Family, Insurance Claims and Products Liability
University of Oregon
Ryan is a native of Salem, Oregon, and a graduate of Sprague High School. After high school, Ryan went on a two-year church mission to Venezuela, where he became fluent in Spanish. He later enrolled at Brigham Young University, and after running his own business for four years, decided he wanted to help others by becoming a lawyer. This led him to enroll in the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. After a year, Ryan returned to his roots and transferred to the University of Oregon to finish his degree. He earned numerous academic awards and achievements as both an...
Brent Goodfellow
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McMinnville, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 16 years experience
(503) 472-9090 105 N.E. 4th Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
Personal Injury, Business, Divorce and Family
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Goodfellow was admitted in 2003 to practice law in Oregon State Courts and in 2008 in the US District Court of Oregon. His judicial experience includes, McMinnville Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore (2006-October, 2008); Carlton Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore (April, 2007-October, 2008); and Circuit Court Judge Pro Tempore (October, 2008-2016). He was selected as a SuperLawyer Rising Star an unprecedented five straight years (2010-2015). This award goes to only the top 2.5 percent of Oregon lawyers as selected by his peers. He has been featured on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Inside Edition, The...
Jane Suzanne Paulson
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 28 years experience
(503) 433-3524 1022 Nw Marshall
Suite 450
Portland, OR 97209
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
University of Virginia School of Law
Nathan Piers-VanderPloeg
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 8 years experience
101 SW Main Street, Ste. 805
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, Employment and Insurance Claims
Oregon State University
Nathan Piers-VanderPloeg is a native Oregonian born and raised in the Portland area. He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Linfield College in 2005 and earned his law degree from the University of Oregon in 2011. While working for the Lane County District Attorney as a third-year law student, Nathan tried and won five cases, including a seven count felony jury trial. Following his graduation from law school, Nathan worked as an associate in a general litigation firm, focusing his personal practice on the areas of Employment Law, Personal Injury, and criminal defense. He has handled a...
Michael Romano
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Bend, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 19 years experience
(541) 382-4404 3052 NW Merchant Way
Suite 106
Bend, OR 97701
Personal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Willamette University College of Law
Mr. Romano attended Southern Oregon University (formerly Southern Oregon State College) in Ashland, Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with a minor degree in Philosophy. He then received his Juris Doctorate at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. While in law school, Mr. Romano clerked for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and developed a taste for trial work. He was then admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2000 and began his career as a prosecutor working in Klamath, Coos, and Deschutes Counties. In early 2006, he then opened his private...
Kristin Olson
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 16 years experience
(503) 740-7608 1020 SW Taylor Street
Ste. 400
Portland, OR 97205
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Business and Products Liability
University of Oregon School of Law
I'm a trial lawyer who practices civil litigation, including commercial and personal injury law. I defend lawsuits on behalf of individuals and companies, and I also bring lawsuits on behalf of injured individuals.
Jeff Jorgensen
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Salem, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 7 years experience
(503) 877-4873 1596 Liberty St SE Ste 101
Salem, OR 97302
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal and DUI
Willamette University College of Law
Attorney Jeff Jorgensen is an enthusiastic, detail oriented lawyer and tenacious litigator who fights for his clients. While in law school, Mr. Jorgensen interned as a prosecutor for the City of Seattle, handling misdemeanor crimes. After law school Mr. Jorgensen worked for a premier Oregon insurance defense firm, where he honed his litigation skills. In 2016 he founded his firm, Jorgensen Legal, with the objective of assisting his clients in solving their legal problems.
Aaron Tillmann
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 14 years experience
(503) 272-8986 101 SW Main St Ste 1905
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Products Liability
Personal Injury Attorney Aaron Tillman, Esq.

Aaron Tillmann is the founder and Managing Attorney of Tillmann Law, P.L.L.C. His practice focuses on the areas of personal injury, specifically motor vehicle collisions, pedestrians hit by vehicles, bicyclists struck by vehicles, premises liability (aka slip and fall), dog bites, Trucking or Tractor Trailer insurance denials and more. He is admitted to practice in the states of Oregon and Utah and all their respective courts, and the Federal Courts of Oregon and Utah, along with the Bankruptcy Court, and also the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Tillmann focuses his practice on the client and their...
L. Todd Wilson
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Bend, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 22 years experience
(541) 323-2013 1558 Southwest Nancy Way
#101
Bend, OR 97702
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Willamette University College of Law
L. Todd Wilson was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. Mr. Wilson graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1990. He then attended Santa Clara University and graduated with honors with a history degree in 1994. Mr. Wilson graduated from Willamette University School of Law in 1997. He was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1997 and is admitted to practice before all circuit and appellate courts in the state of Oregon, and the United States District Court for the District Oregon. Mr. Wilson concentrates his practice area to cover a broad spectrum of litigation and courtroom work. He regularly...
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
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Hillsboro, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 10 years experience
(971) 533-6178 3699 NE John Olsen Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Construction, Insurance Claims and Products Liability
Willamette University College of Law
Michael Stevens has a background in insurance defense representing individuals to large corporations in a wide variety of cases from personal injury to wrongful death and construction defects. He handled cases with values of as much as $4 million, and drafted many successful motions for summary judgment. An Oregon native, he graduated from Oregon State University with his bachelor’s degree and earned his juris doctorate at Willamette University College of Law in Salem in 2009. At Willamette he was an editor and writer for Willamette Law Online and the Web & Publication Editor for the Willamette Sports Law Journal. He...
Bryan William Dawson
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West Linn, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 23 years experience
5695 Hood Street
West Linn, OR 97068
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Insurance Claims, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I am a Portland, Oregon lawyer specializing in personal injury claims and lawsuits. Please call me or visit my website: www.dawlaw.net. I offer free consultations at 503-919-1315.
Robert Kline Jr
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 21 years experience
(800) 323-3733 121 SW Morrison Avenue
Suite 475
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Products Liability
University of Oregon
Kline Law Offices P.C. specializes in personal injury law. Attorney Rob Kline represents individuals that have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others. His firm helps individuals and families who have suffered serious injuries, trauma or the death of a loved one due to the neglect, fault, or intolerance of others. Rob's cases typically fall in the following categories: accidents related to motor vehicles, including, cars, bikes, pedestrians, trucks and motorcycles; construction and industrial accidents; and sex abuse.

Rob began his legal career representing large corporations and insurance companies. Rob now puts his unique knowledge and experience to...
Lowell McKelvey
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 20 years experience
(503) 206-8122 3635 SW Hood Avenue
Portland, OR 97239
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Construction, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
University of Montana School of Law
Lowell McKelvey is a trial lawyer specializing in injury, construction and real estate law. A former prosecutor and insurance defense lawyer, Lowell puts his trial skills and experience with insurance companies to work for you, helping injured people and those with construction and real estate problems find real world solutions. Practical, honest and a "straight shooter," Lowell will tell you how it is and help you achieve your best result.
Craig M. Hopkins
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(503) 419-6320 5200 SW Meadows Road
Suite 150
Lake Oswego, 97035
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, DUI and Products Liability
Southwestern University School of Law
Matthew H. Kehoe
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Hillsboro, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 29 years experience
(503) 648-0766 330 NE Lincoln, Suite 200
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Personal Injury
University of Oregon School of Law
Helping injured people since 1990. The commitment we make to all of our clients is to "fight for you." We guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies, including your own company, to provide you with the best possible results in your case. Our firm promise is to work hard for you and do our best in each case.
David Bowen Anderson
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Attorney with 45 years experience
(503) 222-1415 6215 NE 31st Ave.
Portland, OR 97211
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Maritime and Products Liability
University of Michigan Law School
David Anderson has assisted hundreds of seamen and their families to secure fair compensation for injuries at sea, as well as for those who have lost loved ones to sunken vessels. His decades of experience in the admiralty law field have made him a respected name in the industry. As a native of Seattle, Dave spent his childhood on docks and shores. He learned to take the helm of sail and powerboats from an early age, and he has owned a wide variety of vessels. Dave attended Stanford University before earning his J.D. at the University of Michigan School...
sarah lynn nelson
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Portland, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 18 years experience
(503) 417-4227 111 SW Fifth, Suite 1740
Portland, OR 97204
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Elder and Products Liability
University of Oregon School of Law
I am a top-rated Portland, Oregon car accident and personal injury lawyer. As a former in-house trial lawyer for one of the nation's largest insurance companies, I learned what the insurance companies look for when analyzing cases. I know what buttons to push and I know how to maximize the value of your case, either at the settlement stage or through trial. There are a lot of personal injury attorneys in Oregon; very few can actually deliver on what I just described.
Bartley Herron
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Lake Oswego, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 21 years experience
(503) 699-6496 5285 Meadows Road
Suite 204
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Animal, Elder and Insurance Claims
Ohio State University - Columbus
Personal Injury Lawyer in Portland - WE ARE "4OregonPeople"

Bart Herron has been an attorney for more than 20 years and has focused his practice solely on personal injury, representing clients all over the Portland metro area as well as seriously injured people all over Oregon.

With former experience as a licensed social worker and pro-tem prosecutor, Herron can understand the situation you are in due to personal injury after a serious accident.

Attorney Herron and the firm's team of professionals are dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of each client. Attorney Herron has an extensive background in both negotiation...
Roy Dwyer
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Bend, OR Personal Injury Lawyer with 57 years experience
(541) 617-0555 1051 NW Bond St #310
Bend, OR 97703
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Nursing Home, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Oregon School of Law
Roy Dwyer began practicing law over 50 years ago because he wanted to help the underdog. A particularly aggressive attorney who has won tens of millions of dollars for his clients, Roy has been guided by one goal – to hold individuals and corporations accountable for careless and negligent acts that injure or kill innocent people. Now, decades later, his wisdom, razor-sharp legal acumen and dedication to his clients have made Roy one of the top personal injury attorneys in the Northwest.
Roy began his career in 1949, when he quit high school at 16 years old to enlist...
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Injured in an accident?

When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.

Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.

Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.


Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.

Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.