Personal Injury Settlements: 6 Important Facts to Know (Pt. 3)
August 22, 2014
Wrapping up our three-part blog Personal Injury Settlements: 6 Important Facts to Know, below we will discuss some final essential facts to know about personal injury settlements.
Some More Crucial Facts about Personal Injury Settlements
Fact 5 – If you wait too long to file a case, you can lose out on your rights to personal injury settlements.
While people who have been injured by some negligence or recklessness certainly do have rights and can pursue lawsuits to obtain compensation, they only have a limited time to file their claims and seek personal injury settlements. This is because there are strict statutes of limitations for filing personal injury cases, and the laws that govern these statutes of limitations (or legal time limits) vary from state to state.
Specifically, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case is as follows:
- 2 years in Oregon
- 3 years in Washington.
Here, it’s also important to point out that the clock on these time frames will start running either:
- On the date when the accident or incident occurred; or
- On the date when the injury was first discovered (due to, for instance, a specific medical diagnosis).
The bottom line here is that people should not wait too long to file personal injury cases, otherwise they will be gambling with their potential settlements.
Fact 6 – The Savage Law Firm has the experience, skills & resources essential to helping you get the highest possible personal injury settlement in your case.
When it comes to personal injury settlements, the most important fact to know is that you will have the best chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled by working with the Portland personal injury attorneys at the Savage Law Firm.
In the aftermath of personal injuries, you need to focus on your physical and mental recovery, and you need to be able to trust that your case is in the hands of an experienced professional who can bring it to the best possible resolution. This is when you can trust us. We have the experience, skills, resources and dedication that will be pivotal to helping you secure the highest possible personal injury settlement in the most efficient manner possible.
You Can Count on the Portland Personal Injury Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury? If so, you can count on the Portland personal injury attorneys at the Savage Law Firm to advocate your rights to compensation and justice. Since 1977, we have been committed to providing each of our clients with personal attention, respect and the highest quality legal services.
Contact Our Portland Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Helping you recover from the financial setbacks caused by personal injuries is one of our primary goals. Our Portland personal injury attorneys encourage you to learn more about your rights and case by setting up a free initial consult. We represent clients in communities in both Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.
To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland) or at 206-957-7272 (in Seattle). You can also email us using the form on this page.