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First Steps for Personal Injury Cases in Gresham, Oregon

As a former insurance defense attorney, Adam Gamboa can view personal injury cases from a perspective most personal injury attorneys cannot.

If you or your loved one have sustained an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, the first step you should take is to see a doctor and begin treatment for your injuries. Following treatment, contact a Gresham personal injury attorney to assist you with your medical bills. A Gresham personal injury lawyer will work with your insurance company to help ensure your medical expenses are taken care of so you can focus on getting healthier.

The most basic automobile insurance you can purchase in Oregon includes $15,000 Personal Injury Protection (PIP). However, insurance companies will sometimes limit the care victims receive if they feel the care is excessive. You want a personal injury lawyer on your side who will make sure the PIP insurance you paid for is used to pay for your medical expenses.

Gresham Personal Injury Case Timeline

Unlike Portland, which sees many bicycle accidents, the vast majority of personal injury cases seen at Gamboa Law Firm from Gresham are from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents from I-84, and some of the busy streets like Powell and Burnside. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, car accident, motorcycle accident or bicycle accident in the Gresham, Portland, or Vancouver areas, it’s important to contact a local personal injury attorney as soon as possible who is familiar with Multnomah County, Clark County, and Clackamas County.

While you’re still healing from your injuries, your Gresham personal injury lawyer will send letters of representation to the negligent driver’s insurance company, thereby ending their harassing and stressful phone calls and letters, so you can focus on getting better.

It’s difficult to determine the extent of personal injuries until after they’ve fully healed. Because of this, your personal injury lawyer will need to wait until you reach medically stationary status before fully evaluating your claim and determining a claim for damages. If you are still not medically stationary when the statute of limitations approaches, your personal injury lawyer may need to make a claim for permanent damages.

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Oregon is two years from the date of the accident. The good news for personal injury victims is many cases are settled out of court before arbitration or trial is necessary.

How is Gamboa Law Firm Different from Other Gresham & Portland PI Attorneys?

As a former insurance defense attorney, Adam Gamboa knows the tactics insurance companies use to win cases.

Although the opposing insurance counsel can be intimidating, personal injury victims are under no obligation to give statements to the opposing insurance’s counsel. Anything said during those calls can be used against you. Many personal injury victims don’t know their personal information posted on social media—or even health monitoring technology like Fitbits or smart watches—can also be used against them. With a knowledgeable Gresham personal injury lawyer who understands how insurance companies operate, your personal injury claim will receive expert, capable attention and counsel.

Gamboa can help his clients receive more in compensation than if they were to represent themselves. After defending insurance companies at the start of his career, Gamboa’s decision to opening his own firm reflects his passion for serving individuals. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, and contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Our Gresham lawyer areas of focus include:

  • Portland & Gresham Auto Accident Attorney
  • Portland & Gresham Truck Accident Attorney
  • Portland & Gresham Wrongful Death Attorney
  • Portland & Gresham Motorcycle Accident Attorney

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