Attorney Michael Colbach zealously advocates for his clients. Mike is a skilled trial lawyer with 30 years of courtroom experience and 21 years exclusively dedicated to practicing personal injury law. Insurance companies do not get to determine the value of your Oregon injury claim. It is up to you or a jury to determine the value of your case. I cannot guarantee what a jury will do, but I can guarantee you that I won't back down. If I take your personal injury case, the insurance company knows they have to pay a fair amount or be ready for a fight.
Before you hire a personal injury attorney, ask what does the lawyer charge you for recovering your medical expenses. I do not charge my clients a fee recovering their past medical expenses. Most lawyers charge 33% for this. I base my fee on what is recovered in addition to your medical expenses. If your lawyer charges you for recovering your medical expenses it can significantly reduce how much goes in your pocket.
Before you hire your personal injury attorney, make sure they file and try cases. If they give you an excuse for why they don't do it, keep on looking, as you will rarely get a fair amount with a settlement attorney. Ask if they charge more for filing a lawsuit or if you want to go to court. If you hire a lawyer who does not try cases, you are stuck taking whatever the insurance company offers. Ask them how long they have been practicing personal injury law. Ask them what percentage of their practice is devoted to personal injury cases.