We Specialize in Personal Injury & Bankruptcy Cases

It's natural that you may have a lot of questions about your case. Below we have some introductory information about our two areas of legal speciality. This information is intended only to provide a basic introduction to these areas of law. To properly address questions concerning cases, we encourage potential clients to schedule a consultation.

Personal Injury

Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Car accidents can carry serious physical and financial consequences. Injuries sustained can leave you unable to work and prevent you from enjoying a normal life. To make matters worse, your insurance company may be more committed to its bottom line than your recovery.

Oregon has very specific laws governing personal injury. Scott Levin and Cameron Levine will guide you through the process, from preparing a DMV accident report, all the way to the filing of a lawsuit, should it be necessary.

At Levin and Levine, LLP, our priority is to represent people who have been injured in automobile accidents and make them whole again. Our goal is to obtain just compensation for accident victims so that they can recover from their injuries and move on with their lives. You need aggressive, practical, and knowledgeable representation following your car accident. That is what we offer at Levin and Levine, LLP. Before you speak to anybody about your automobile accident, call Levin and Levine, LLP for a free consultation.

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy exists because Congress realized there must be a way for people to free themselves of burdensome and crippling debt. Without a way for people to legally discharge debt, people tend to lose hope and become unproductive. That is why you have the right, under Federal Law, to get a fresh start and eliminate most debts by filing a bankruptcy. The filing of a bankruptcy immediately stops creditors from collecting and protects you and your assets. No more collection calls, no more lawsuits, no repossessions and no foreclosures. Generally, there are two types of bankruptcy available to most individuals - Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Chapter 7 & Chapter 13

Chapter 7

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common form of bankruptcy. In Chapter 7, the Debtor lists all of their assets and liabilities. In addition, the Debtor fills out a budget and fills out a form called the Statement of Financial Affairs. The entire process, from filing the petition to case closure, takes approximately 90 days in most cases. There is one hearing you must attend. In a Chapter 7, you are allowed to protect your assets and discharge most, if not all of your debt. Contact Levin and Levine LLP for a free confidential consultation to get the facts on what assets are protected and what assets are not protected. A consultation will also help you determine if any of your debt will survive the bankruptcy. Each person's bankruptcy is specific to his/her particular situation. Therefore, consult an attorney to fully understand whether Chapter 7 bankruptcy is right for you.
Chapter 13

Chapter 13

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is a reorganization bankruptcy. In contrast to a Chapter 7, a Chapter 13 involves a Chapter 13 Plan whereby you agree to pay back some of your debt over a 3 to 5 year period. In most cases, you will not pay back all of your debt and what you do not pay will be discharged at the end of the bankruptcy. During Chapter 13, you will make a monthly payment in an amount you can afford. The monthly payment will then be allocated to your debt in a certain order. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you save your home from foreclosure. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can help you get on top of your tax debt. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is complex and nearly impossible to do without the help of an attorney. Contact Levin and Levine LLP for a free consultation to determine if Chapter 13 is a good option for you.

The Bottom Line

Bankruptcy, both a Chapter 13 and 7, can be excellent tools for dealing with burdensome and crippling debt. Bankruptcy may allow you to discharge credit card debt, medical bills, mortgage debt, and even federal and state income tax debt. In most cases, you can discharge your debt while protecting your assets. The bottom line is information is power. Bankruptcy law is very technical and difficult to navigate without the help of an attorney. If you are experiencing difficulty with debt in any form, contact Levin and Levine LLP for a free one hour confidential consultation to discuss your options. We are a debt relief agency. We help people file bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code.

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