When do you think about the possibility that you’ll get hurt in the normal course of daily life? We suspect it isn’t very often. If it was a regular element of the average mindset, none of us would ever get out of bed.
Fear is a good thing, but you can’t live a very fulfilling life under its pressure. And most would likely agree that if a person happens to suffer injury because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, it shouldn’t mean an end to any hope of living a full and rewarding life. That runs counter to the concepts of justice.
And just as wisdom dictates that a person see a doctor when they have suffered anything worse than a minor injury, so it is that a person hurt at the hands of someone else would be wise to consult with a personal injury attorney. Whether the damage done is physical or takes some other form, it’s best to turn to an experienced lawyer to assess what legal remedies may exist and how best to pursue them.
Think for a moment about the range of possible situations that could result in a person suffering preventable injury, especially here in the Portland area. Car and truck accidents happen every day. Pedestrians, whether on foot, on a bicycle or a scooter can be exposed to any number of possible hazards, from drivers who don’t see them to potholes in a road or sidewalk.
If you are the victim of an injury and someone else is to blame, you have a right to seek compensation. To be sure it is done within the constructs of Oregon law, speak to an attorney.