Rental Property Injury Accidents
I was injured at a rental property. Do I have any rights?
Yes. Under Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant laws, you have a number of rights.
A landlord is required to keep a safe premises to protect tenants and guests from injury. If they fail to do so, they are liable for any an all personal injuries sustained as a result of their negligence.
Do Oregon landlord tenant laws give tenants any special rights?
Yes. Landlords are held to a higher standard. It is a landlord's duty to make sure any resident they rent is safe and secure.
Unlike in most Oregon personal injury cases, if you win, your landlord can be forced to pay your attorney fees.
This works in your benefit, as it puts a lot of pressure on your landlord's insurance company to settle quickly, for a fair amount.
When should I contact a personal injury attorney regarding my landlord?
Contact an Oregon personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Unlike typical personal injury claims where you usually have two years, you have much less time to bring a claim under the Oregon landlord tenant laws.