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Lance D. Youd

Keizer Personal Injury Attorney

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Helping You Get Compensation after a Keizer Personal Injury

It only takes a few seconds for an accident to turn your life upside down. Not only are you now facing thousands of dollars in medical bills to treat your injuries, you simultaneously must deal with a sudden loss of income as you cannot return to work right away. On top of that there is the trauma and long-term emotional stress inflicted by the accident. All of this can easily leave you overwhelmed and unsure what to do next.

If your accident was the result of another person or company’s negligence, one thing you can do is work with a qualified Keizer personal injury attorney who can assist you in fighting for compensation. At Youd Law, we have decades of experience in representing people such as yourself who are struggling to regain control of their lives following an accident. We understand that receiving fair compensation for your injuries is a key step in your recovery process.

What Are the Different Types of Compensation I Can Seek in Oregon?

Whether you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other type of accident, Oregon law permits you to seek for damages from the negligent parties whose negligent, reckless, and careless acts led to the accident in the first place. These damages include:

  • Economic damages – These refers to compensation for your out-of-pocket expenses in the days, weeks, and months following an accident. For example, your past and estimated future medical bills are a form of economic damages. So are any lost wages due to time missed from work.
  • Non-economic damages – Not all damages can be precisely measured in dollars, yet they still exist. The most common form of these damages are awards for a person’s “pain and suffering” following an accident. But they also cover other forms of trauma, such as emotional distress and dealing with permanent disfigurement as the result of an accident.
  • Punitive damages – In some personal injury cases, Oregon law permits a court to award additional damages to a plaintiff not as direct compensation for their injuries, but as a way of “sending a message” to a defendant whose conduct was especially egregious or outrageous.
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One question we often get at Youd Law is, “Can I still sue someone even if I might have been partially responsible for an accident.” The answer is “Yes!” Like most states, Oregon follows a “modified comparative negligence” rule in personal injury cases. This means that so long as you were less than 50 percent for the accident that caused your injuries, you can still recover some of your damages from a negligent defendant. We understand that personal injury law can be quite complex for someone such as yourself who is still struggling just to recover from their accident. That is why we offer a FREE, no-obligation initial consultation. There is no risk to you in simply speaking with us. So if you have been injured in an accident and would like to talk to an experienced Keizer personal injury attorney, contact Lance D. Youd today or call (503) 399-8967 to schedule an appointment.

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At Youd Law, we pride ourselves in offering unmatched service. Lance and his staff are responsive and respectful, providing efficient, expert assistance in a kind and courteous manner.

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Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law proudly serves clients in Salem, Portland,and all surrounding areas in the greater Willamette Valley, OR.

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