Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Mr. O’Rourke represents persons and the estates of persons injured or killed due to the fault of others.

Mr. O’Rourke and his staff work as a team for you to protect and assert your rights while you heal from your injuries. He deals with the other party’s insurance company and your own insurance company to obtain payment for medical bill sand lost wages through PIP personal injury Protection coverage, automobile repair and replacement and rental car expense. He works with your medical and health care professionals to develop a proper record to support your claim. Mr. O’Rourke work works with you by explaining your rights and guiding you through each step of the claim recovery process.

There are four areas in which lawyer James O’Rourke can work to maximize your recovery from insurance companies: investigation and case preparation, negotiation, mediation and trial. Most cases are settled fairly and to the client’s satisfaction without trial. Mr. O’Rourke’s reputation is based upon the results he has achieved for his clients.

Mr. O’Rourke represents injured persons and the estates of those killed due to the fault of others including: vehicle accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, big trucks and bicycles including, rear-end, intersection and freeway collisions, victims of uninsured drivers and hit and run drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, victims of animal attacks and persons injured in construction and work site accidents and boating accidents.

Mr. O’Rourke represents victims of DUII, DUI and drunk drivers making claims against insurance companies. The same legal issues, evidence and witnesses involved in DUI and related charge cases are involved in personal injury vehicle accidents cases. Mr. O’Rourke’s knowledge of Oregon’s criminal justice system and experience as a Portland criminal defense lawyer allow him to often get extra compensation for his clients from defendants in criminal cases over and above what they get from insurance companies. He knows how to help crime victims and defendants resolve their differences to their mutual advantage.

Tell Us About Your Case

Mr. O’Rourke and his staff took care of everything.
After my auto collision, I selected James F. O’Rourke, Jr. to represent me in my claim against the driver who caused the accident. Even though, I am an insurance agent it provided me with a great sense of relief to be represented by a knowledgeable and skilled attorney through the claims process. Mr. O’Rourke and his staff took care of everything. They assisted me with all aspects of the case. I really appreciated the regular contact with the office. (Read More...)
Thank you again for taking such good care of me and my daughter!
When my young daughter was bitten by a vicious dog at my friends home I did not know what to do. I am so thankful that I was referred to your office and that I hired you to represent her. My daughter’s injuries were severe. After the wounds on her face healed she was required to go through surgery for scar revision. She will continue to have scars on her face for her lifetime. I can not tell you how much it meant to me that you were always there to hold my hand and guide me every step of the way. Ultimately you were able to obtain a larger settlement for my daughter than I ever thought possible. (Read More...)
Best decision I ever made.
Thank you all for the excellent way you handled my case. To anyone thinking of hiring Mr. O’Rourke for their legal issues, I highly recommend this firm. Mine was a personal injury case, and I was offered $2,100.00 by the insurance company and the depreciation on my car as a result of the accident was $5,500.00. The insurance company would not talk to me about my concerns. I called Mr. O’Rourke’s office and the conversation was pretty straight forward. If you do not receive any money, we do not receive any money. So I decided to try. Mr. O’Rourke was true to his word. No surprises, no hidden fees, I received $33,000.00. I paid off my car. I am sure the insurance company wishes they had talked to me more about the $5,500.00 I wanted in the beginning. (Read More...)
– M.S.