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Law Office of Robert L. Wolf

                                                  DON'T SETTLE CHEAP!

                                                         •Any attorney can settle your case
                                                         •95% of lawyers never try a case

                                                         •Only a known and respected jury trial attorney will be
                                                           taken seriously by insurance companies.

                                                          Contact Rob Wolf for your free consultation.

                                                                                   •Phone (503) 241-0992
                                                                                   •Email Rob Wolf
                                                                                   
•1207 SW 6th Avenue
                                                                                    Portland, Oregon 97204
                                                                              
About Rob Wolf:   
     •Rob Wolf has over 30 years of civil trial experience
     •Rob Wolf has tried Hundreds of jury trials
     •Rob Wolf has the highest rating for ethics and ability by the only national peer rated association
     •Rob Wolf has some of the highest jury verdicts in the state of Oregon based on the nature of the injuries
     •Rob Wolf is a frequent speaker at state and national trial seminars
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8 Things To Do In Case of An Accident:
     A.  Do not sign an insurance release or any other document;
     B.  Do not give statements without consulting your attorney;
     C.  File an Accident Report with the Department of Motor Vehicles within 72 hours;
     D.  Promptly notify your insurance carrier;
     E.  Take pictures of your injuries, damage to your vehicle and of the accident scene;
     F.  Consult an attorney immediately;
     G.  Maintain a file of medical bills, treatment records and any out of pocket expenses;
     H.  If you were injured while on the job, file a worker's compensation report immediately.

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5 Things You Should Know About Personal Injury:
     A.  If you are injured because of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages, including auto repair, car rental, personal property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, physical impairment and your pain and suffering;
     B.  If death or serious injury results, see an attorney immediately;
     C.  Oregon law requires that every automobile policy pay up to $15,000.00 (for a period of up to one year) for medical costs, including, but not limited to, chiropractic, phyiscal therapy and massage providing the treatment is reasonable, necessary and a result of the accident;
     D.  If you are injured by an uninsured driver, you have certain protection and benefits under your own policy;
     E.  Your rights to compensation will disappear if your claim is not brought within strict time limits. Consult an attorney immediately.

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 Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What should I do after an injury?

A: First, arm yourself with knowledge. Pick up the telephone and call me for a free consultation.  Second, your main job is to get better. Working hard to return to health gives you credibility.

Q: How do I pay my medical bills?

A: I will discuss the payment of your medical bills in detail with you. One of the following methods for payment may be available:

     •Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage from your own automobile policy if you were: A) in your automobile, B) in a bike accident, or C) a pedestrian and involved in an automobile collision.
     •Workers' compensation insurance if your injury occurred while you were working on the job and the injury occurred as a result of your employment.
     •Your own health insurance.
     •Your own personal funds if you were not insured and are able to pay medical bills as they are incurred.
     •The liability insurance coverage for the person who caused your injuries. Such liability insurance coverage will most likely be paid at the time of settlement rather than during the period you incur the bills.

Q: How will my lawyer be paid? What is a contingent fee agreement?

A: In almost all personal injury cases, your attorney will be paid a percentage of the final settlement or judgment resulting from your injury. The percentage will be discussed with you and will be the subject of what is called a contingent fee agreement. The law requires for your protection and that of you lawyer a written contract, which specifies the fee so there will be no misunderstanding about how much your case will cost. The agreement will provide that your lawyer will work diligently on your case in exchange for the percentage in the agreement. If there is no recovery, you owe no attorney fees.

Q: What other costs will there be in addition to the attorney fees?

A: The fee for your attorney is based upon the lawyer's work, time, effort and expertise. In addition, your attorney may advance costs specific to your case. Your attorney will make decisions necessary to obtain the reports, opinions or records needed to present your case. I do not ask you to reimburse me for costs until the case is over. In most small personal injury cases, these costs are not very much. Examples of these advanced costs include:
     •Fees that doctors and hospitals charge for medical reports.
     •Costs of photographs. Photograph and other visual documentation (such as videotape) are extremely important in personal injury cases. If your attorney incurs expenses in having visual materials obtained or prepared, you may be responsible for such costs.
     •Reports of experts. Reports from experts other than physicians may be required in your case and, if so, you will have to pay the cost that such experts charge for their reports.
     •Litigation costs. If your case has to proceed to suit or litigation, there will be costs incurred as a result of the filing of such a lawsuit.

Q: How much is my case worth?

A: It is impossible to predict the value of a case until all of the information has been collected and you are medically stationary. Many factors determine the value of a case:
     •The amount of your medical bills.
     •How the medical bills were incurred and whether they are from diagnostic tests, treatments, physical therapy, hospital stays, prescriptions, over the counter medication, chiropractic care, or other care or treatment.
     •How much income and other employment benefits were lost as a result of your injury. This would include lost pay, sick leave used, vacation time used, loss of insurance benefits and other documented losses resulting from your injury.
     •The extent of the injury and how it has affected your daily life. This would include limitations of household activities, sports, leisure activities and social life.
     •Whether or not any aspect of your injuries is permanent. This would also include permanent disfigurement such as scars or blemishes.
     •Whether any of your injuries required hospitalization.
     •The extent of liability on the part of the potential defendant.
     •Whether there is any evidence that you were partly at fault in causing your injuries.
     •How the law applies to your case.
     •The quality of your witnesses, including those who will testify about the incident, your injuries and your medical treatment.
     •Pain, suffering, inconvenience and the impact on married life.
     •The particular insurance company that is involved.

Q: What do you offer that the others do not?

A:  I DO NOT WASTE MY CLIENTS TIME OR MONEY AND OPTIMIZE ON THEIR CLAIMS! I have solid, longstanding trial experience.  The experience that I have allows me to pursue cases with a holistic understanding of your needs.  Most personal injury attorneys do not have my civil trial experience but say that they do.

 

                      

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