|Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been in an accident and suffered a personal injury, protecting your rights is critical. Attorney Steve Smucker – 503-224-5077 – can help you examine the legal issues that could affect you and your family.
Q: What is the most important thing for me to do after my injury?
Q: Who pays my accident related medical bills?
A: Your lawyer will discuss medical bill payment with you in detail. One of the following methods for payment may be available:
Q: How does my personal injury lawyer get paid?
A: Your attorney will be paid a percentage of the final settlement or judgment, if there is one. If there isn’t a settlement or judgment, there is no attorney fee under a contingent fee agreement.
Q: Besides attorney fees, what other costs are there?
A: In addition to attorney fees, all attorneys offering contingent fee agreements in Oregon are required by the Oregon State Bar to hold clients accountable for costs that are advanced on the case. Examples of costs that are advanced in almost every case include medical bills and records, police reports, 911 calls, etc. Costs usually aren’t very much, unless a lawsuit is filed.
Q: I’ve never been involved in an auto accident before and have never needed an attorney. What am I entitled to recover in a personal injury case?
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