01. Years of experience
Our firm brings years of combined experience helping those who have been harmed by the wrongful acts of others.
Everything we do, we do with the goal of excellence. Our clients' futures depend upon it. We never cut corners and we never take the easy way out, welcoming the chance to go to trial for clients when necessary.
03. Legal advocates
We believe in “liberty and justice for all.” We believe in trial by jury. We believe in our ability to help you recover.
At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, “liberty and justice for all” is more than just a phrase – it is our mandate. Our team of lawyers is driven to pursue justice for the injured, ensuring that the responsible parties are held accountable. With a high success rate both in and out of the courtroom, you can trust our Portland personal injury attorneys to be the legal advocates you need so your voice can be heard.
Jane went above and beyond our expectations and took all the hassle and worry away. I highly recommend her and her company.
Sarah D. / Client
I had a great experience working with John Coletti and Lisa Roelle. They were both very knowledgeable and helped our family through a very difficult time. Lisa kept us well informed via email and phone calls. John supported us through a very lengthy process with a positive turnout. I would highly recommend Paulson Coletti.
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Motor vehicle accidents
Although car accidents are common in Portland, they can often lead to severe injuries. Even minor fender-benders may lead to nagging injuries such as whiplash, which can take months and even years to fully heal. If you have been seriously injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident, we are here to help you negotiate with insurance companies for the maximum possible compensation. If insurance companies are not cooperative, we can file a claim against the at-fault party for the damages you deserve.
Medical negligence and malpractice
Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals must uphold a standard of care to their patients to ensure their health and well-being. A failure to do so can result in significant injury and grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice claim. Whether it’s a surgical error, anesthesia error, or negligence during childbirth leading to a birth injury, we can help fully investigate the circumstances surrounding your claim and pursue any responsible parties for the full damages.
Like most other states, Oregon is a fault-based state. Generally, in fault states, those who are predominantly more responsible for the accident is financially accountable for any and all damages arising from the accident.
However, when it comes to fault and negligence, there are different types of provisions and details that determine who is allowed to file a lawsuit and pursue damages, depending on the percentage of fault. These laws on negligence vary from state to state.
Oregon is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that someone is only eligible for compensation if they are found to be 50% or less at fault for the accident. If a party is found to be majority at-fault for an accident, they are disqualified from damages.
Oregon imposes a strict time limit to file a personal injury claim – otherwise known as a statute of limitations. If you are unable to file a lawsuit within this time limit, your claim will likely be rejected. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Oregon is 2 years from the date of the injury or accident.
However, some types of personal injury cases may also have what is known as a “discovery rule” – a time limit that starts from the date the injury was first discovered. This is commonly applicable in medical malpractice cases, where injuries or illnesses may not surface until much later. It is best to consult a lawyer first, however, to determine which types of cases may be eligible under the discovery rule.
Although it is difficult to determine exactly how much you may be able to recover in your case, there are general damages you may secure. These are typically separated into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are those that can be easily quantified due to bills, receipts, and other easily retrievable records. This includes:
In cases of egregious negligence or accidents where the party shows no remorse, punitive damages may also be rewarded to the injured party. As the name suggests, this is done as a form of punishment, in the hopes that it prevents the other party from ever committing such acts again.
Due to the multiple circumstances and factors in a personal injury case, the exact cost of a personal injury attorney can be incredibly difficult to determine. For example, a lawyer who takes a case to trial will be significantly more costly than one who manages to obtain a settlement.
At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we understand that legal representation is often a costly expense for those who have just suffered an accident. After all, even minor accidents can result in considerable financial hardship for many families. This is why we offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis. Your initial consultation is free, and there are no upfront costs if we decide to represent you. Additionally, all legal expenses throughout the case are advanced, and you only pay them if we secure a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf. If we win, we take our fees as a percentage of your recovery – never out of your pocket.
This strategy allows any injured victims to secure exceptional legal representation without having to worry about whether they can afford it. Additionally, it empowers us to provide the best possible representation, in order to secure the maximum possible compensation for your needs.
At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, our lawyers provide invaluable help and support during a difficult time. Our services are intended to minimize the stress and frustration throughout proceedings, helping you by:
We understand the transformative nature of a serious accident, and we want to help you in any way that we can.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured as a result of negligence, contact us to discuss your legal options.