Oregon Trip and Falls
Can I recover for my trip and fall case in the State of Oregon?
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If you can prove that the business/property owner is liable, then you are entitled to have your medical bills reimbursed and to receive non-economic damages for your pain and suffering. If you lost work as a result of the fall, you would also be entitled to either wage loss or lost earning capacity. If the business/property owner did something to intentionally cause you to trip and fall, then you might also be entitled to punitive damages. Unfortunately, pursuant to ORS 18.540, 60% of all sums specifically designated as punitive damages shall be paid to the State of Oregon. Insurance companies obviously have a fantastic lobby here in the state of Oregon.
If you believe that you may have a trip and fall case for which you are eligible to recover damages or if you would like a consultation to determine if your case is worth pursuing, call Clark Law & Associates, L.L.C. at (503) 238-1010 for free short phone consultation on the matter.