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Oregon’s most experienced
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01. Years of experience

Our firm brings years of combined experience helping those who have been harmed by the wrongful acts of others.

02. Excellence

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.

Portland Personal Injury Attorneys

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.

We are a boutique Portland personal injury law firm that excels in representing the wrongfully injured in Oregon and Washington. Our mission is to achieve justice for victims of serious injury and hold the liable parties accountable. We focus our efforts on aggressively pursuing the maximum possible in economic and non-economic damages, either in a negotiated settlement or in civil court.

Why choose us?

At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we are committed to providing counsel for anyone who is seriously injured in Portland as a result of a negligent party. In fact, we focus our practice solely upon cases of serious injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Our Portland personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in court with an extensive history of high value settlements and verdicts. We work tirelessly to ensure the rights and interests of the injured are protected.

  • We are selective about the number of cases we take on, enabling us to provide personal, undivided attention to each client.
  • We are aggressive negotiators and experienced trial attorneys. We never hesitate to take a case to trial to seek to recover the maximum possible compensation.
  • We provide counsel at no risk to you. Your initial consultation is free and we operate on a contingency fee basis – you do not pay any attorney fees unless we win your case.

Helping you recover from your injury in Portland

After a serious injury, your health, happiness, and quality of life may be changed forever. These types of cases can be complicated and expensive, requiring significant resources and a deep understanding of the process. It is critical that you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect your rights and interests, and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation. This is where the team at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC excels. With an extensive record of high value settlements and jury awards, our Portland personal injury attorneys have recovered over millions in damages to date. Once we accept a case, we advance costs associated with your case and never charge an attorney fee unless we are successful in handling your case.

Speak with our legal team today

If you have suffered a serious injury or wrongful death at the hands of another responsible party in Oregon, please contact our Portland personal injury attorneys to discuss your case. You will be represented by a law firm who has experience, knowledge, and proven results. Contact us today for a free consultation.

case results

$18m

Auto Accidents

$9m

Medical Malpractice

$12.3m

Product Liability

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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Pursuing justice for injury victims in Portland

What types of cases do you handle?

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.

Premises liability
Business owners and property managers are expected to take care of their properties to ensure the safety of everybody on the premises. A failure to do so can result in serious injury and a premises liability lawsuit. This can include slip and falls due to improperly maintained grounds, injuries due to negligent security, and others. We can help you secure compensation for your injuries while also holding the negligent parties accountable for their failure to maintain their grounds.
Workplace accidents
If you are injured at your place of work, worker’s compensation insurance should cover the cost of your injuries. However, it is important to note that all insurance claims have a maximum limit imposed by Oregon state law. Often, this maximum is not enough to fairly compensation you – especially in cases of serious injury. We can help you explore your options for compensation after a workplace accident and determine the best course of action for your needs.

What Are the Fault and Negligence Laws in Oregon?

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.

What is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims in Oregon?

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.

What damages can I recover?

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:

  • Medical bills, such as ambulance care and emergency room costs
  • Continuing medical bills, such as cost of hospital stay, rehabilitation, and medication
  • Lost wages due to time missed from work
  • Lost earning capacity, any lost theoretical income due to your resultant injuries
  • Any property damaged in the accident
  • Non-economic damages are those that do not necessarily have a monetary value attached to them. This includes:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral expenses

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.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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.

How Can Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC Help with My Personal Injury Claim?

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:

  • Finding the proper medical care necessary for you to make a full recovery
  • Fully investigating the case and gathering evidence to substantiate your claim
  • Determining the full value of your claim to obtain the maximum possible compensation
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf
  • Filing any necessary paperwork
  • Evaluating your options for settlement, and taking your case to trial if it is necessary to secure the compensation you deserve

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.

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