Suffering a serious injury can not only affect you physically but also emotionally and psychologically. I am here to help guide and support you throughout the entire process.
Being raised in Portland, and having graduated from the University of Oregon, I am honored to now have served my community for over 15 years as an injury attorney.
We limit the number of cases we handle, this gives me the opportunity to work directly with all my clients. You will never be handed off to a paralegal or junior attorney.
For all of our personal injury cases, we work on a contingent fee basis. This means you pay us nothing until we win your case.
Sean Bannon is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals, families and business owners. He is ready to hear about your case. Please contact him today for your free consultation.
Personal injury falls under civil law, and it addresses the compensation of a victim of an accident due to another person or entity’s recklessness, carelessness, or malicious intent. Personal injury law allows the victim to file a civil lawsuit in court and get compensation, known as damages, for all losses incurred due to their accident.
Just as with other types of law, personal injury law has the plaintiff, the injured party, who files the personal injury lawsuit. The defendant is the party on the other side, against who the case is brought.
In some cases, an accident may result in the death of the victim; here, the plaintiff is the representative of the deceased’s estate, which in most cases, is a family member. Sometimes, a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit may implicate another party in the accident. In this case, the other party is known as the cross-defendant.
Before a case can qualify as personal injury, some elements must be present. The central element is that the accident that resulted in the victim’s injuries happened because of the actions of another party. Thus, simply sustaining an injury is not enough. The other party’s conduct may either be negligent or intentional, but their actions must have caused the accident to the victim.
Sean was my attorney for a personal injury case. He was incredibly helpful, responsive, and helped me win a settlement. I would recommend him to anyone.
They took my automobile accident case even though it was relatively small and worked hard to get me the settlement I deserved. I felt supported through the whole process and would recommend Sean Bannon to anyone needing help.
Sean obtained a great recovery in my car accident case and was also a big help in evaluating a commercial lease agreement for me. His communication skills are excellent and I highly recommend him.
Sean helped to represent me in a complex medical malpractice case. He was steady under pressure and worked extremely hard to get a good result for me and my family. I would recommend him to anyone who's suffered a personal injury like mine.
Sean tirelessly pursued my personal injury case against an uncooperative insurer until achieving a good result for me. He is a strong advocate, knowledgeable, able, and has a good fighting attitude. He was very fair in his dealings with me.
Sean worked with me through the entire process of my auto injury settlement. I highly recommend Bannon Law to anyone in need of an attorney in an auto accident case. The communication was good, and my questions were promptly answered.
After spending the first part of his career working for a prominent Portland personal injury defense firm (Hart Wagner LLP), Sean rededicated his practice to representing individuals and families who have been injured through the negligence of others.
Sean puts his experience to work for you so that you can focus on what counts - recovering so you can get back to your life and your family.
Three significant elements must be present for a case to qualify as a personal injury case. The elements are:
Once it is clear to all parties involved that you have a personal injury case, the next step is to enter into settlement talks. You can discuss settlement with the defendant or their insurance company. Usually, the plaintiff will offer an amount of money as compensation for your injuries in exchange for your not filing a lawsuit over the injury.
If you are okay with the sum the insurance company offers you, the case ends. If not, you may negotiate for a higher amount. If settlement talks fail, you may choose to get redress in court and file a personal injury lawsuit. However, you may still settle out of court if the defendant eventually names an amount with which you are happy.
Sean Bannon is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals, families, and business owners. He is ready to hear about your case and provide you with the best legal counsel possible. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with him by calling or by clicking here.