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Eugene, Oregon, Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Arnold
Settlement vs. Trial
We prepare each Oregon personal injury case for settlement as if we were going to trial. No questions are left unanswered and no insurance settlement dollars are left on the table. We are not a personal injury mill that takes your case, puts it in the hopper, and then reacts to the insurance company’s offer. We prepare your case from the beginning for the best settlement or trial result.
To protect your interests, you need to hire an Oregon trial lawyer, not a settlement lawyer. When interviewing potential Eugene, Or., personal injury attorneys, ask them how many jury trials they’ve had in the last two years. Trial law is not something an attorney can dabble in. Just as you wouldn’t have your family doctor conduct open heart surgery on you, you need an Oregon trial and personal injury specialist.
Mike Arnold, Eugene, Oregon Accident/Injury Attorney
Oregon serious injury attorney Michael Arnold has the trial experience to give you a fair assessment of your case without giving you unreasonable expectations at your initial consult.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the actions or inactions of another, you need competent and experienced representation from an experienced Oregon trial attorney. Remember that the insurance companies, yours included, are not your friends. They are businesses interested in the bottom line and are accountable to their shareholders. Once you have a personal injury claim open, you become a liability to them. They are interested in ending your claim as soon as possible with as little payout as possible.
Mike Arnold has established a well-deserved reputation as an effective and highly respected personal injury lawyer in Eugene, throughout the Willamette Valley and in Southern Oregon, and has great expertise in a number of different areas of law relating to personal injuries, including:
A personal injury or wrongful death attorney can deal with the insurance companies on your behalf and leave you to the important jobs of getting better and living your life. If you and your attorney have a contingent fee agreement, then retaining a personal injury attorney early on to deal with the insurance companies costs you the same as waiting.
- Spinal Cord Injury or Head Trauma
- Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
- Dog/Animal Bites
- Vehicle Accidents
- Automobile Accidents
- Bicycle or Pedestrian Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Tort Claims Against Government Entities
- Nursing Home Negligence, Neglect or Abuse
- SUV Rollover Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Product Liability
- Drunk driving accidents
- Worker’s Compensation Third-Party Claims
- Crime Victim Rights
“Our litigation experience, extensive preparation of cases, and attention to detail has allowed us to build a reputation as aggressive and successful advocates for our
clients while adhering to high ethical and legal standards.”
– Eugene, Oregon personal injury attorney Michael Arnold
Product Liability – Zooma Scooter
Lawsuit against stand-up gas-powered scooter after handle bar welding failed, causing crash with elbow fracture. Plaintiff received a poor offer and then a dismal arbitration award. Plaintiff appealed to a jury trial. Jury trial result 25 times the arbitration award. Sometimes it takes a jury to sort out a case.
Product Liability/Wrongful Death – G-Max Motorcycle Helmet
Husband and wife were on their motorcycle when negligent driver pulled out in front of them. Wife’s helmet strap webbing failed and her helmet came off. She died of head trauma. Six figure settlement with G-Max distributor.
Nursing Home Death
Complex litigation involving a for-profit nursing home where a CNA who failed to give anti-seizure medication to Vietnam War veteran several times. He died from seizure. Status: confidential settlement.
Wrongful Death – Drunk Driver Kills Teenage Girl
After a party in the hills, a drunk driver rolls his car off of an embankment, seriously injuring his passengers and killing our client’s teenage daughter. The car’s severely intoxicated owner and surviving passengers claim the decedent was driving. Our investigation uncovered a possible conspiracy between the kids to blame the girl who couldn’t speak for herself. The DA’s Office convicted the car owner for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor but refused to have the blood in the car analyzed for DNA to establish who was driving. Arnold Law was able to seize the blood evidence, had DNA tests performed, and hired a passenger kinesiologist to determine the locations of the occupants based on blood location. The discovery of the car owner’s blood on the steering column led to a negotiated settlement between the injured occupants and the owner’s insurance company.