"Solutions are not always found in the law, but rather by focusing on the people we represent and their particular situation." — Patrick Melendy

Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Oregon Since 1949

At Leahy Cox, LLP, we have been steadfast advocates for our neighbors in Springfield – and throughout Oregon – for 75 years. When it comes to seeking justice for injury victims, our commitment is unwavering. Leading our personal injury practice is attorney Ryan Baker, who brings to the table an extensive background in litigation, honed through years as a prosecutor. With his experience, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands.

Our personal injury practice focuses on the following:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: We guide clients through the aftermath of collisions and down the road to compensation.
  • Premises liability: We strive to hold landowners accountable when people suffer injuries on their property.
  • Wrongful death: We seek justice on behalf of clients who have lost loved ones due to the mistakes of others.

At Leahy Cox, LLP, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Our team delivers tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of your case.

Settlement Vs. Litigation In Personal Injury Cases

While settling out of court is common in personal injury cases, it is not your only option, nor is it necessarily your best one. We are not shy about taking a case to trial if doing so is the best way to protect your interests. Our litigation experience empowers us to advocate fiercely for you in court.

We understand the complexities of trials and know that they can be time-consuming and costly. Yet we also know that going to trial is often worthwhile because negotiating with insurance companies can prove fruitless. We are prepared to fight for you tooth and nail in the courtroom to ensure you do not become another settlement statistic.

How An Attorney Can Add Value To Your Case

The value a personal injury attorney brings to your case cannot be overstated. Without legal guidance, you might find yourself at a disadvantage when negotiating with insurance adjusters. We help you level the playing field by:

  • Collecting and preserving evidence: We ensure no stone is left unturned.
  • Evaluating all evidence and determining liability: We thoroughly analyze every last detail of every injury case we work on to ensure the proper parties are held accountable.
  • Putting our experience to work: We bring our A-game, whether at the negotiation table or in the courtroom.

As attorneys, we can also help you navigate other post-accident complexities, including dealing with insurance companies, managing uncertainty and connecting you with the medical care you need.

In-Depth Answers To Your Personal Injury Questions

We know that injury victims have been through a lot, and we understand that serious injuries bring serious questions. At Leahy Cox, LLP, we are here to provide the answers you need to navigate this challenging time.

What is defined as a personal injury?

A personal injury is considered any injury, whether physical or mental, caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether willful or not. Some examples of personal injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Nerve damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Where can I file a personal injury claim?

Filing a personal injury claim can be done independently through the appropriate insurance company. However, to truly ensure your rights are protected, it is wise to work with a knowledgeable attorney. They will be able to help you gather thorough evidence to support your injury and will know how to protect you if you have been wronged by an insurance company.

When should I sue after suffering an injury?

Before you consider filing a personal injury lawsuit, you will – with the guidance of an attorney – likely go through settlement negotiations with the insurance company. Filing a lawsuit is appropriate when it becomes clear that settlement discussions have stalled or the insurance company is not offering a fair settlement that covers your losses and meets your needs.

Trust Our Lawyers After An Injury

If you are grappling with the aftermath of an injury, contact us to get the help you need. Schedule your initial consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers by filling out our intake form or calling us at 541-357-9903. Let’s join forces to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.