If you have suffered an injury because of another’s carelessness, you may be able to have an experience attorney represent you at no cost to you under a contingent fee agreement, which authorizes the attorney to receive a percentage of any money he recovers for you. Thus, even if you cannot normally afford an attorney, you can still receive justice in your personal injury case.
If you have been injured as a result of an auto accident, a slip-and-fall, or other situation where the defendant’s actions or omissions may have caused your injury, a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the often confusing experience of dealing with insurance companies and medical providers. Of course, your lawyer will also represent you in recovering money from the party or parties responsible for your accident. Often, an experienced attorney can assess the strength of your case and negotiate to a settlement relatively quickly. Whether to accept a settlement is always your decision (not the lawyers). In some cases, especially those with particularly large potential recoveries or those that present unusual issues. It may not be possible to settle the case. Therefore, you want to make sure that your lawyer is a capable trial attorney who knows how to present your case to a jury. This involves not only knowledge of the law, but a presence in the courtroom that enables jurors to understand the facts of your case and why the defendant(s) should be required to compensate you for your injury.
Many personal injury attorneys rarely go to trial and instead make their money settling cases quickly. Brett Hall is an experienced trial lawyer who is in court regularly. He has practiced law in Portland for over a decade, handling a wide range of civil and criminal cases in that time. If your case turns out to be one that the insurance company or other defendant is not willing to settle for a fair sum, Brett’s trial skills may make the difference between accepting whatever the insurance company offer and receiving the larger jury award to which you are entitled.
When you are injured, you want someone on your side who will listen to your story, go the extra mile to uncover evidence that will assist your case, deal with all the insurance and medical paperwork that would otherwise come to you, and serve as a strong advocate dedicated to securing the best result for you. Brett recognizes that every client is an individual with a unique story that brings him or her into Hall Law. He has built his practice by taking the time to provide personalized service and fully understanding each client’s needs. Once he has the information he needs, he will negotiate aggressively on your behalf and, if necessary, bring his well-hone trial skills into the courtroom to explain to the jury why the defendants should compensate you for not only your expenses and lost wages, but also the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of their mistakes. Brett Hall believes that your lawyer should be your ally in helping you through a stressful time and he is committed to do just that, from the moment you walk in the door until your case is concluded – usually with a check in your hand to compensate for your injuries.