What You Need To Know Before Starting Your Case
As a large firm for Oregon and Washington residents seeking help for insurance disputes, our team understands the questions and concerns you may be facing.
At Reinig, Barber & Henry, we help injury victims find justice and compensation and work hard to keep insurance companies from causing problems for our clients.
If you are facing an insurance dispute during your personal injury case, we can help. Learn more about the common terms you may hear or read for the types of answers you may be looking for.
How Much Will It Cost?
We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay only if we win a favorable verdict in court or succeed in settling your claim for an amount that you wish to accept. The initial consultation, often done by phone, is always free.
Is My Claim Worth Pursuing?
Every case must be evaluated on its own merits. This requires a careful history of the facts, review of the applicable medical records and analysis by experienced personnel having access to appropriate sources for research, such as we have in our office.
We can often evaluate your claim, and advise you as to the apparent risks, benefits and costs of pursuing your claim without any cost to you.
How Long Will A Resolution Take?
We can better estimate how much time it may take to resolve your claim after our initial evaluation. The large majority of cases we handle result in settlements, and fewer than 5 percent have to go to trial. However, cases are sometimes settled only after both sides have found out what evidence the other side is prepared to present at trial.
Since the discovery process can take a long time in complex cases, and since getting a trial date may take a year and a half to two years, or even longer, some settlements are not reached much earlier than that. Many of our clients’ claims, however, are resolved by settlement within one year.