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Portland Oregon Catastrophic Personal Injury

Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases in Portland, Oregon

If you have been injured in an accident in Oregon or Washington, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our law firm can help maximize your personal and financial recovery, and you pay nothing unless we win. 

What are your legal rights if you have been injured in an accident? It is an important question that, unfortunately, does not have an easy answer. When all you want is to get your life back to normal, you will quickly discover that collecting the financial compensation to move on with your life is not as straightforward as it should be.

At D’Amore Law Group, we help catastrophic personal injury victims recover just compensation. Helping injured victims and their families is what we have done for more than a quarter of a century. If you are entitled to financial recovery, we can use our experience to protect your rights, and we will do what it takes to win the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to call us or contact us online today.

In Oregon and Washington, most catastrophic personal injury claims are governed by the law of negligence. This means that, if someone else is responsible for what happened, you are entitled to compensation for all of the financial and non-financial effects of your injuries. This includes not only out-of-pocket costs such as medical expenses and prescription costs, but also loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

When seeking just compensation for an injury, you first need to know what is “just.” In other words, how much does the law say you are entitled to recover? To find out, you need to obtain a comprehensive medical diagnosis as soon as possible, and you should discuss your legal rights with an experienced attorney right away. Your attorney needs to get to know you and your family – both before and after your injury.

Tom D’Amore is the only NBTA board-certified truck accident attorney residing in Oregon.

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of trial advocacy and aiding consumers in their selection of experienced legal representation. To become board-certified, an attorney must meet substantial professional requirements and undergo a peer review process. The organization is led by a board of directors of noted trial lawyers, law professors, and judges. In the state of Oregon, Tom D’Amore is the only attorney who holds certification in truck accident law and maintains an office within the state.

Tom D’Amore is board-certified with the Academy of Truck Accident Lawyers.

The Truck Accident Law Board Certification by the ATAA (Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys) is the first and only board certification in Truck Accident Law in the country that is accredited by the American Bar Association. The certification, which is in partnership with NBTA, is designed to help consumers choose a qualified truck accident lawyer with objectively verifiable credentials. To become certified in Truck Accident Law, lawyers will have to demonstrate a substantial percentage of their practice to trucking litigation, show hands-on experience in multiple truck accident cases and pass a comprehensive written exam.

D’Amore Law Group has the highest semi-trucking accident verdict in Oregon.

D’Amore Law Group obtained a $26.4 million jury verdict in a semi-truck accident case involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries, making it the highest trucking verdict in Oregon.

With over 30 years of experience and over 2,000 cases handled, D’Amore Law Group has the knowledge and resources to fight insurance companies. Tom D’Amoreis the only resident Board-Certified trucking attorney in Oregon by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Tom treats each one of his clients with compassion, care, and zealous representation.

Full-Service Legal Representation for Catastrophic Personal Injury Victims in Oregon and Washington

With our firm, every case starts with a free consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you personally to learn from you, explore your situation, answer your questions, and help you understand everything you need to do in order to protect your rights. While we will handle most aspects of your claim for you, you will still need to do things like attend doctors’ appointments, follow your doctors’ advice, and meet with us when we need your input about your case. If you don’t know where to go for medical attention, we can provide you with a referral. If you need help with things like repairs, appointment scheduling, and dealing with your employer, we will be available to assist you in any way we can.

“With the help and guidance of D’Amore Law Group, I was able to maintain relative calm in a very stressful situation. They made every effort to keep me informed and up to date on my case. I truly felt as though I was their only client. Because of them I was able to focus on my health. If I am ever in need of an attorney again, D’Amore will be my first call.” – K. Groeger, Oregon

“I am forever grateful for Tom D’Amore and the staff at D’Amore Law Group who helped play a role in the recovery of this compensation. I would highly recommend this law firm to any of my friends and family, and be able to do it without a doubt in my mind that they would be well taken care of.” – E. Dodge, Washington

Cases We Handle

With office locations in Oregon and Washington, we represent catastrophic personal injury victims throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our experience includes helping our clients win insurance settlements and trial verdicts for injuries resulting from:

Auto Vehicle Accidents

Two cars crashed in an accident

Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common cases we handle. We have extensive experience helping injured drivers and passengers recover just compensation. We handle cases involving all forms of negligence – from distracted driving to falling asleep behind the wheel, hit and run, drunk driving, and more. Unfortunately, recovering just compensation through insurance companies is far more difficult than it should be. We can make sure that you are treated fairly, and we can help you avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your claim for just compensation.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

The Pacific Northwest is a great place to ride. Unfortunately, collisions involving motor vehicles are all too common. Distracted drivers, drowsy drivers, and drivers who simply do not appreciate the risks of driving carelessly put motorcycle riders in extreme danger. Dangerous road and weather conditions will often play a role in motorcycle accidents as well.

Regardless of the factors involved in your motor vehicle accident, you owe it to yourself to speak with an expert. We can help you understand your rights and make informed decisions about pursuing financial recovery.

Semi-Truck Accidents

Truck crashed due to accident at a highway Accidents involving commercial trucks are to blame for a disproportionate number of serious and fatal injuries. From driver negligence to cargo loading errors, there are numerous issues that can change victims’ lives in the blink of an eye. Semi-Truck accident cases are uniquely complicated, and the trucking companies’ defense lawyers will fight vigorously to deny accident victims’ claims for compensation. We have the experience, resources, and dedication needed to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Pedestrian Accidents

Auto insurance policies cover injuries from pedestrian accidents. If you were hit by a negligent driver in Oregon or Washington, our attorneys and professional staff can handle your insurance claim and make sure you receive just compensation as quickly as possible. From medical expenses to chronic pain and long-term disabilities, injuries from being hit by a car or truck can impact all aspects of your life. We can help make sure you do not suffer any more than is absolutely necessary.

Bike Accidents

Bike accidents are handled similarly to pedestrian accidents under Oregon and Washington law. Whether you ride for fun, exercise, or daily transportation, if you are injured in an accident involving a passenger or commercial vehicle, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injury-related losses. Our legal team has significant experience representing cyclists in catastrophic personal injury claims, and we can act quickly to preserve your claim for compensation.

Medical Negligence and Medication Errors

Medication errorsBrain scans showing catastrophic personal injury due to medical errors in Portland and other forms of medical negligence are alarmingly common. From hospitals to private doctors’ offices, physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals practicing in all settings can – and do – make significant mistakes that result in lasting damage to their patients. Medical malpractice cases involve unique laws and complicated legal procedures. We have the experience needed to maximize your financial recovery.

Nursing Home Negligence

Nursing home abuse is another unfortunate reality that affects far too many innocent individuals. Despite existing for the sole purpose of providing professional and compassionate care to their aging residents, the statistics show that many nursing homes are the site of endemic neglect and abuse. Our seniors deserve far better. If you are concerned about nursing home neglect or abuse in Oregon or Washington, we encourage you to contact us right away.

Sexual Assault and Abuse

As a victim of sexual abuse or assault, the law is on your side. But you need to take legal action in order to hold your assailant accountable. While a criminal case can lead to fines and jail time, you will need to file a civil claim in order to recover compensation for your medical expenses, emotional trauma, and other losses. At D’Amore Law Group, we are passionate about representing victims of sexual assault and abuse, and we are prepared to do whatever it takes to stand up for your legal rights.

Construction Accidents

If you have been injured on a construction site, you are not alone. Working in construction is one of America’s most dangerous occupations. We regularly hear from workers who have suffered severe lacerations, burns, broken bones, and other disabling injuries. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for construction accident victims in Oregon and Washington, and we can make sure you do not settle for less than you deserve.

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Maggie McCueMaggie McCue
18:49 03 Oct 22
The DLG mission states “We are committed to securing justice for people and their families when they have been injured.”I’ve never secured a law firm, was completely overwhelmed with pain and daunted by the challenging insurance settlement process. My DLG experience far exceeded my expectations. The DLG team was true to their mission and demonstrated this at every step of the legal process.I was rear-ended by a semi-truck and had multiple injuries. From the initial consult, demand letter and compiling hundreds of treatment records to several rounds of negotiation and final settlement – they were committed to my case. Tom D’Amore is professional, extremely smart, honest and leads with integrity. I’ve read that he has many industry awards and accolades – and now that I’ve worked with him, I can absolutely see why.When I was injured, I was so immersed in a world of pain, medical treatments, therapies and getting better. The thought of dealing with the opposing insurance company, justifying injuries and medical expenses was completely overwhelming.Luckily, I had Tom and the DLG team to take this on and manage on my behalf. I knew that my case was in the most capable hands and was confident that no team would work harder for me than DLG. They were successful in securing justice for me – just like their mission states.Based on my experience, I would wholeheartedly recommend DLG to my family and friends.
Deandra TurnerDeandra Turner
22:42 17 Aug 22
No one wants to be in a car accident, especially one that requires a lawyer's representation.I was in a horrible accident in the summer of 2021 that left my car totalled and my right radius 100% fractured. My mom found Doug Oh-Keith for me and I'm so grateful she did.While I was going through 2 surgeries, living with an external fixator, going through months of physical therapy and coming to terms with the loss of my career, Doug was handling everything else for me. He is, as my mom calls him, a shark - which is exactly the type of lawyer you want working for you. He managed to settle my lawsuit in just over a year, which is apparently very quick for a car accident settlement.I signed a few documents for him, sent him all of my bills, and he handled literally everything else for me.I was rear ended again earlier this year and that case is definitely not big enough to warrant a lawyer, but it's giving me a clear picture of just how much Doug handled for me.There's literally no way that I would have been able to take care of everything Doug did.If you're looking for a lawyer for a car accident, give D'Amore Law Group a call. They are absolutely amazing and, while I hope I never ever ever go through anything like this last year again, I feel secure in knowing that if I do, I can call them up again and they'll fight for me to get what I deserve. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to help me.
Washougal WashingtonWashougal Washington
02:43 13 Feb 22
I worked with Sean Stokes and he was fabulous! Sean was always professional and pushed to get the maximum pay out from my accident. He was very ethical and was always willing to answer my questions. No one wants a lawsuit, but if you find yourself in this situation, Sean would be the person to turn to.
Robin L LeeRobin L Lee
15:56 27 Apr 21
I am a software consultant and have been working with D'Amore Law Group for 14 years. As a software consultant I always appreciate a firm that has their computer network running efficiently because they have excellent IT support. In my experience, firms that keep their software up-to-date and their staff trained has more time to spend on their client's needs. D'Amore Law Group is one of those firms.
Ken LevinsonKen Levinson
19:45 05 Jan 20
D'Amore Law Group is one of the best law firms in the county. I have gotten to know Tom well over the last five years. His knowledge of personal injury law is extraordinary. I am always impressed with how Tom uses his experience to implement the best legal strategies to help his clients.Tom is also a leader in the legal community. He gives back a tremendous amount by teaching younger attorneys and executing key roles in bar associations. He's also one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.If you or a loved one is looking for an injury attorney, I highly recommend the D'Amore team.

Catastrophic Personal Injury FAQs: Accident Victims’ Rights in Oregon and Washington

Q: How do I know if I have a claim for financial compensation?

As someone who has been injured in an accident or as a result of someone else’s intentional conduct, understanding your rights isn’t easy. The law is complicated, and you need to have a clear understanding of the immediate and long-term effects of your injuries. To find out if you have a claim for financial compensation, you should seek medical attention immediately and speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

Q: How do I know if I should speak with a lawyer?

If you have been injured and you think it is possible that someone else may be to blame, you should speak with an attorney. At D’Amore Law Group, we offer free consultations so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call. The long-term physical, financial, and emotional effects of traumatic injuries can be devastating, and you need to make an informed decision about pursuing a claim for just compensation.

Q: What if it has been a while since the accident?

In Oregon, you have two years to file most types of personal injury claims. In Washington State, you have three years. If it has been a while since your accident, you may still be entitled compensation. You should contact us promptly to discuss your legal rights.

Q: What if I am concerned that I may be partially to blame?

In Oregon and Washington, even if you were partially at fault in an accident, you may still be entitled to a partial financial recovery. Once again, the law is complicated, and you should not make any assumptions about your legal rights until you consult with a law firm.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation at D’Amore Law Group

To find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for your accident-related injuries, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. You can reach us 24/7. Don’t let someone else’s negligence or abuse take control of your life – call (503) 222-6333 or send us a message online and get on the road to recovery today.

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