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Personal injury attorney, Lance D. Youd has helped his clients get full and fair compensation for their injuries through their personal injury cases in Salem, Portland, the Willamette Valley area, and Marion County. He works hard to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis —this means that Mr. Youd is paid only when he successfully negotiates a monetary settlement or wins a judgment on your behalf. Call today for your free, no-obligation consultation.
You’ve been in a vehicle or other type of accident and incurred damages or bodily injury. You never even saw it coming, and now your whole world has been turned upside-down. Suddenly, you’re facing enormous medical bills, but you can’t even work to earn the money to pay them. What can you do? A severe injury from an accident, including motorcycle, bicycle, or car accidents can have long-reaching effects on every aspect of your life. The uncertainties can be overwhelming.
Personal injury lawyer, Lance D. Youd has years of experience dealing with personal injury cases just like yours. He’ll explain your options and put your situation into perspective for you. You’ve experienced a traumatic situation whether it was a vehicle accident, wrongful death, or bodily injury and things may be looking pretty grim right now —we can help.
Even if you are not sure if you have a lawsuit, but would like to discuss the details of your case, contact the law firm of Lance Youd for a free consultation —chances are you’ll be breathing a lot easier by the end of that first call.
Attorney Lance D. Youd is committed to helping his clients receive full and fair compensation for their injuries. He understands that having an ally to support you and your family through these kinds of life-altering experiences can make all the difference. He will treat you with the respect you deserve as he negotiates with the insurance companies to secure the best possible settlement for you and your family. If your injuries have been caused by someone else’s negligence, you should be fully compensated for your losses and suffering.
Should I get an attorney for an auto accident?
Many minor fender benders resulting in cosmetic damage to a car do not need the services of a personal injury attorney. However, major accidents, traumatic injuries, and accidents due to DUI or other circumstances are definitely reasons to call a lawyer.
A car accident attorney should be called anytime there is an accident that involves an injury. You may choose to call a lawyer if your claim is too complex for you to handle or if you feel the insurance company may deny your claim.
If you have been in an automobile accident in or around Salem, Oregon, you need an experienced attorney who is familiar with the area and various hazards that can contribute to car accidents. It’s vital that you immediately call a car accident lawyer if you have been in an accident where the other driver is at fault. Your lawyer will handle your insurance claim for you from the beginning and will assist in finding you the correct resources and care plan possible for the best outcome for you.
What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
If you are like many people, you may have never hired a lawyer before. Not only are you experiencing a stressful time in your life, now you have to assess the credentials and reputation of a personal injury attorney and you may not know where to start. We’ve put together this shortlist of questions you can ask when hiring a personal injury lawyer:
- How long have you been practicing law in Oregon?>
- How long have you been practicing personal injury law?
- How many personal injury cases did you have to go to trial and what were the results?
- Have you handled a personal injury case like mine before and what was the outcome?
- How much is my case worth?
- How long does the average personal injury case take to resolve?
- Do you try to settle out of court?
- If I get a settlement offer that is lower than I expected, are you willing to take my case to trial?
- Do you have a team who will be working on my case? Who are they and what are their credentials?
- How often will you call me? How often should I call you?
- Who is my point of contact at your office and how responsive will they be to my questions?
- What do I need to provide to you to help my case?
- Do you have references or testimonials from your clients?
- What is your fee arrangement?
- Will I be responsible for filing fees, office expenses, etc.?
- If we lose, will I be responsible for any other out-of-pocket expenses?
Do I need a personal injury lawyer? Should I hire a personal injury attorney?
Many people who have suffered an accident or an injury wonder if they should hire a personal injury attorney. Bereaved families who have lost a loved one in an accident may question whether they should get a lawyer. Regardless of the extent of the damage or injury, you should almost always hire an attorney.
Why? When injuries or accidents occur, insurance companies generally receive a claim. They almost always move immediately to limit the number of damages they have to pay. Unfortunately, this can put you at risk and limit the monetary amount and justice you’re entitled to.
A personal injury attorney should be called immediately following an accident or personal injury before> you file a claim. Your personal injury lawyer will help preserve evidence and collect the information you need to properly file a claim and get the compensation you deserve. Before you file a claim, it is best to hire a personal injury lawyer to file the claim and discuss your case with the insurance adjusters. Insurance companies may use any conversations you have with them or the liable party against you, so refrain from speaking to either without your attorney present.
Injuries can have lasting effects on a person’s life and quality of living for years to come. Medical bills, loss of function, loss of a job, loss of time, and substantial damage to property are all reasons you need to hire a lawyer to maximize the amount you receive. An experienced personal injury attorney will work to protect your best interests and help you get the care you need and compensation for that care.
Because some injuries manifest years after an accident or negligent act but are directly caused by that accident or act, it’s important to have proper documentation and an unbroken sequence of events that can help you prove your case. An attorney can help maintain those records and evidence for later claims.
It’s very important to call a lawyer whenever you experience an adverse event due to someone else’s negligence. A personal injury claim requires you to establish negligence on the part of another person or party. You can be sure that person or party has lawyers who will be working hard for them and you need someone who is firmly on your side and prepared to handle any contingencies that may arise.
Our team can help you determine whether your situation requires the help of a personal injury attorney. When in doubt, call us for advice.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?
Like most personal injury attorneys, we take cases on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do!
What type of cases do personal injury lawyers take on?
When you hear the words ‘personal injury lawyer,’ many people automatically assume the lawyer is an “ambulance chaser. However, a personal injury lawyer will do much more than assist people after they’ve been injured in car accidents. Personal injury can include medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death cases, legal malpractice, workplace accidents, slip and falls, and various types of vehicular accidents including auto, truck, motorcycle, commercial vehicle, bus, boat, and aviation accidents.
Personal injury does not always mean bodily injury. Somebody can be personally injured through libel or slander. You can be injured financially through property damage. Some injuries are psychological or emotional. When you have been hurt in some form through the actions or negligence of another person, you may have a personal injury case.
A large majority of personal injury cases are automobile accidents. Not every accident requires a lawyer, such as minor fender benders when the insurance company responds appropriately to a claim. However, if you are in doubt, call our office today to discuss your situation and we can tell you if your case is one that requires a personal injury lawyer.
Do You Have These Questions About Your Personal Injury Case? Call Our Personal Attorneys Today To Get Answers And Advice.
- How will I cover my medical expenses from my vehicle accident or personal injury?
- How can I pay my bills when an injury has forced me out of work?
- Who will take care of me while I recover?
- Am I entitled to any compensation for my injuries?