Salem, Oregon Personal Injury Lawyers Strive for Excellent Representation of Plaintiffs and Defendants

Hiring a personal injury attorney delivers many benefits

Personal injury is an area of law that focuses on protecting the rights of victims of negligence. When a person, business or other responsible entity acts wrongfully and causes harm, the victim deserves reimbursement. On the other hand, where there’s been no wrongful conduct, unfortunate individuals should not be able to pass the costs of their misfortune onto innocent business people and property owners. The knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC understand both sides of personal injury litigation, making us equally well-qualified to represent injured parties and defendants. Our attorneys offer sound advice and aggressive representation throughout the legal process and make sure you have every opportunity to enforce your rights.

Experience with various types of accidents and injuries in Salem

Although no two accidents, injuries or victims are ever the same, you would do well to retain a lawyer with a record of success managing cases similar to yours. At our firm, we handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including car crashes, drunk driving accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. We handle products liability cases, including auto defects, as well as premises liability and injuries from construction accidents. Our attorneys also capably and sensitively manage cases of wrongful death and catastrophic injury.

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If you or someone you love has been injured, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Harris, Wyatt & Amala LLC, we protect the rights of the injured. We understand the psychological and physical pain accidents can cause. As a result, we work hard to help you obtain fair compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Statute of limitations in Oregon personal injury claims

The statute of limitations sets the time period allowable for people to take legal action on a particular type of claim. Once that time is up, the claimant, generally, loses legal rights forever. Here is some of what you need to know about Oregon’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims:

  • The applicable period is two years, but the statute is tolled (given a “time out”) if the victim suffers incapacity, such as a coma.
  • If a government entity is going to be the defendant, a claimant must provide proper and timely notice of the claim to the entity; generally within 180 days of the injury event.
  • In most injury cases a 10 year statute of ultimate repose will also apply.  However, some types of products have different statutes of repose.
  • If the victim is a child, the statute of limitations is tolled until the child reaches 18 years of age, but may not be extended beyond five years or more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday, whichever comes first.

If you find this last law self-contradictory, you’re correct, which is just another reason to retain an experienced injury attorney.

Capable defense representation for all types of cases

Our attorneys have experience on both sides of personal injury issues. We represent individual defendants, self-insured corporations and insurance providers in the same types of actions for which we provide plaintiff services. Having been plaintiff lawyers, we understand the strengths and weaknesses of legal claims, as well as the psychology of injured parties and their attorneys. We are adept at analyzing substantive issues and procedural tactics, and use that knowledge and skill to protect our clients’ rights. Over the course of our practice, we have established a reputation for strict ethics, so our clients can trust us to put their interests first and work towards the best resolution possible under the facts of the case.

Seek experienced, effective representation for your personal injury case

If you need legal representation in Oregon for a personal injury case, Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC is ready to serve. We take great pride in fighting for our clients’ rights. Let us be your voice. Call us at 971-599-6723 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We represent plaintiffs on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront attorney fees.