Personal injury caused by an Oregon government entity or employee.

If I am hurt by a government employee or entity, is my claim any different?

Yes. When you are injured due to the negligence of an Oregon government employee, there are a different set of rules regarding your personal injury claim.

These rules are all set up to benefit the government and if you are not careful, you cannot bring a persona injury claim against the government.

When should I contact an Oregon personal injury lawyer?

If you are injured due to the negligence of an Oregon governmental agency, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

If you don't timely preserve your right to make your personal injury claim, you will get nothing.

How much time do I have to bring an Oregon personal injury claim against the government?

When you bring a claim against an Oregon governmental body, you must send a tort claim notice within six months of the date of the accident.

This notice must be sent to the correct agency and must notify them of the specifics of your claim.

If you do not send this notice, you likely will not be able to make a personal injury claim.

What if my Oregon personal injury lawyer missed the statute of limitations or blew the deadline to send the tort claim notice? Am I just out of luck?

Please call me directly to discuss the facts and pertinent dates of your case. I may be able to help. If your Oregon personal injury lawyer messed up a time deadline for your case, you may have a legal malpractice claim against that lawyer (All Oregon lawyers carry manditory professional liability insurance minimum amount of $300,000 but many attorneys and firms increase their liability insurance coverage) in which you can recover some money. These type of cases are complicated and are described as a case within a case.