Questions/Answers

How do I decide on a lawyer to handle my case?

The best advice is to select a lawyer who is experienced in personal injury attorney in Oregon.  Gibson personal injury lawyer, has been handling personal injury cases since 1979 and has experience with jury trials, arbitration and mediation.  Bill Gibson also works extensively as an arbitrator and mediator, helping other lawyers resolve their cases.

Even though your case will probably settle and it won’t be necessary for you to go to trial, you should select an attorney who will commit to doing whatever is necessary, including taking your case to trial, in order to get you the compensation you deserve.

Why should I hire a lawyer at all?

Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer will reduce your stress and allow you to focus on getting well.  Once you hire a lawyer, the phone calls from the insurance company will stop immediately.  Bill Gibson will handle the paperwork and telephone calls and, hopefully, negotiate a fair settlement for you.

Insurance companies know that you do not have experience and training in evaluating claims.  They know that you have no way of knowing what your claim is worth.  Gibson has 35 years of experience in Oregon handling personal injury claims and can tell you what your claim is worth.

Do all lawyers charge the same percentage?

No.  Some lawyers charge a fee for collecting your medical bills.  Bill Gibson does not.  Some lawyers increase their fees from 33 1/3% to 40% if the have to file suit.  Our fee does not go up to 40% unless we have to take the case to trial or arbitration.

When do I have to pay you?

Bill Gibson handles personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis.  That means that you do not pay a fee unless and until you get a settlement, either before or after trial.  If there is no recovery, then you will not owe any legal fees.

What about court costs and other expenses?

Filing a lawsuit, obtaining medical records and discussing your case with your doctors can be very expensive.  If Bill Gibson takes your case, he will pay for court costs and other expenses.  Those costs and expenses will be reimbursed only after the case settles.