People sometimes think going to court is only worth it if you have money to pay an attorney or have a high-value case. For example, someone might be involved in a minor car collision and, fortunately, did not have serious medical expenses but are still seeking compensation. Or, someone has an agreement with another who is violating or breaching that agreement. If the amounts of money owed are less than $10,000 then some people might think it is not worth the time and expense to recover what they deserve.
This is not true. Fortunately, Oregon laws ORS 20.080 and ORS 20.082 allow individuals who make certain claims for $10,000 or less and are the prevailing party to be awarded attorneys fees. In sum, even if your claim is for less than $10,000 and you are a prevailing party, not only do you win but the opposing party could pay your reasonable attorney's fees. This law allows an individual with a claim that is not hundreds of thousands of dollars, but still valuable to the individual, to have their day in court. Garcia Law handles 20.080 and 20.082 cases and has the knowledge and experience to fight for your interests. Contact Garcia Law today to schedule an appointment and learn more.