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Virgil Royer

Virgil Royer

Handling Personal Injury cases in Salem, Beaverton, Portland & throughout Or
  • Personal Injury, Divorce, Family Law
  • Oregon
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Biography

Virgil Royer, a graduate of the Willamette School of Law, practices law to assist people navigate through and successfully put behind the difficult times in their life. Mr. Royer represents people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents and any accident that was caused by someone else's negligence. He enjoys helping people receive the compensation that they deserve. Mr. Royer will pursue your matter to trial to get a just award. Mr. Royer stays active within his community and enjoys doing all he can to pursue justice for his clients.

ROYER & ASSOCIATES and their staff are dedicated to assisting their clients and always strive to obtain the best possible outcome for each client. If you have been involved in an accident caused by someone's else's negligence, you need to speak with a law firm right away. Even if you elect to not retain an attorney, you will be better informed and more knowledgeable able the possible relief you are entitled to.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultation for personal injury matters, only
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I work on a contingency basis for personal injury matters, only.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Family Law Matters: There is a consultation fee for all cases that are not personal injury related.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Oregon State Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Royer & Associates Attorneys at Law
Current
Education
Willamette University College of Law
J.D. (2011)
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Awards
Trial Advocacy Award
Willamette University College of Law
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 115098
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Digital Data, Evidence, and Ethical Assistance for Lawyers, OALI Continuing Education Seminar
Websites & Blogs
Website
ROYER & ASSOCIATES
Legal Answers
25 Questions Answered
Q. Can I file charges against someone who used unreasonable physical force with multiple weapons.
A: Yes, you can file charges against anyone by contacting the police to make a report. However, making a false report and/or misleading the officer away from what really happened is a crime. In short, you cannot lie about what happened. The officer will ask questions that might make sense of the incident. If you were trespassing, and the owner of the property told you to leave (or there was a "NO TRESPASSING" sign), perhaps some "threat" was reasonable and justified. The fact that you were cited assumes that an officer made a determine on your complaints and decided they did not warrant further police action. However, you might be able to file a claim for damages as a personal injury claim for assault and battery. If you want to file a civil claim (called "Tort"), you should contact an attorney right away to discuss the facts of your case and what type of claims you might have against the person. There are time limitations, so you should act quickly.
Q. Can an insurer require you to be evaluated by their doctor when treatment is partway done?
A: Your insurance company can demand that you submit to a medical examiner for an independent medical examination (IME) per your contract with the insurance company to ensure the that the treatment you receive is medically necessary for injuries related to the accident. If you fail to attend, then you are in breach of your contract and they can withhold payment and not allow treatment under the agreement. However, if you attend the IME and the medical examiner states that the treatment is not reasonable, you can provide evidence to refute that finding. You should ask your current provide to defend their treatment plan. sometimes, you can ask them to hold off on demanding an IME by providing a specific date for termination of treatment, as it may be more cost-effective than paying for an IME.
Q. Driver 1 speeding no license or insurance and driver 2 pulls out in front of him who is at fault?
A: First, whether a person is insured or even licensed will not play into the determination of fault in terms of negligence. Although it could be a factor in determining degree of fault after it is established. A person who is likely to forgo the responsibilities to the public in getting a license and/or insurance might be more likely to ignore traffic control devices, speed limits, and right of way. Second, however, as here, a motorcycle rider who jumps off his bike in fear of an imminent crash, likely has a sincere belief that the crash was inevitable. If he was traveling twice the legal speed limit, then it is safe to assume he bears some fault. Thinking you can move out of the center lane and knowing you can, are two different things. In order to prevail on a negligence claim in Oregon you have to prove the other driver is more than 50% at-fault. At-fault determinations are sometimes very simple; in this case, it is a little less clear. If the Ram drove into traffic, it would likely be their fault for failure to maintain proper lookout, failure to yield, and/or making a unsafe turning movement. This is just based on what is written in the question, and there may be many factors that would alter that opinion. Third, while it might be tough to find a lawyer to handle this case, you might be able to settle things with your insurance under the uninsured motorists policy (UIM). If you can show that you had ample time to successfully complete your movement across the lane and the only reason for the accident was the motorcycle's speed--then you will likely prevail, assuming you are the driver 2. You have a two (2) year statute of limitations from the date of the accident to file a claim against the at-fault driver in court and/or make a demand for arbitration with your UIM carrier. You might have other requirements to make a UIM claim, such as notifying the insurance company in a timely fashion.
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Contact & Map
Royer & Associates
380 Madrona Avenue S
Salem, OR 97302
Telephone: (503) 990-7672
Fax: (503) 296-5693
DOWNTOWN PORTLAND
111 SW 5th Avenue Suite 3150
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone: (503) 990-7672
Cell: (503) 816-9233
Fax: (503) 296-5693