The most common injuries that lawyers see are those from automobile accidents. Whiplash, low back pain, and shoulder pain are all very common in rear-end crashes. Our attorneys have years of experience to help you navigate the process to make sure you can get as much as possible when someone else injures you. See also Diminished Value.
The next most common type of injuries come from slips and falls (or trips and falls). This usually happens at a business, such as the grocery store, and often times we can help you to recover from the business when they caused the injury. Sometimes the injuries are fatal. In those cases, we can help with a wrongful death lawsuit.
No one really wants to be fired, and certainly not for an illegal reason. Yet this happens everyday. While many times what your employer did is not legally wrong, many times they do mess up somewhere and you can make them pay.
Most employers simply cannot keep track of all of the different laws, leading to violations related to discrimination, wage and hour laws, final paychecks, and even overtime and breaks.
If you own a business, chances are you need a registered agent or an authorized representative. Stevens & Legal can serve as that for you, freeing you to run your company. We have competitively priced plans that work for most businesses, and we even offer a discount to non-profits.
Plus, if you have a home-based business, we offer a privacy option that allows you to not have to list your home address with the secretary of state.
Not every business is a big business. In fact, most businesses are small. Yet, these businesses have legal needs all the same. We offer a variety of services focused on small businesses so that you can focus on running your business.
These services include: entity formations and renewals, contract reviews, serving as your registered agent, negotiations, liability assessments, and employment law information.
If you take a picture, make a movie, write an essay, blog about a restaurant, then you have created a work of art that receives automatic copyright protection. However, unless you register your copyright, many of the rights are simply not available to you. Registration is fairly inexpensive, but worth it if you plan on selling your work.
Stevens & Legal can help you with registration, licensing, and when you or someone else infringes on a copyright, including sending take down notices.
You have a brand, now protect it. This is usually accomplished via a trade or service mark. We can register your mark for you and consult on branding in general. Most marks you will want to register with the federal government via the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), though you can also register a mark at the state level.
The main reason you would only consider a state trademark registration is due to your business being involved in the cannabis field. Since marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, you cannot register pot related marks with the USPTO.
If you live in an apartment or rent a home, you have a lot of protections under the law. These include strict laws concerning fees and deposits, when a landlord can enter your unit to how you can be evicted.
Contact us today if you have issues from toxic mold to other issues such as a fall or harassment from your landlord. Fight back against landlords who do not value you as a tenant.
Many times the landlord will be ordered to pay your attorney's fees if you prevail. Because of this, we will often take your case on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win.
Consumers have many protections under both state and federal law. One of the most powerful is Oregon's Unfair Trade Practices Act (UTPA), which we leverage to extract a fair resolution to certain consumer transactions. Contact Robert Wilson for further details.
We help homeowners with problems with their contractors, as well as helping contractors with construction defect claims. We also can assist with the Oregon CCB complaint process or disputes between contractors.
Stevens & Legal has a long history of assisting you when you have been bitten by the neighborhood dog. There are some laws to help you recover what you deserve for the pain, suffering, and sometimes missed work, but usually it comes down to tough negotiations with the insurance company.