I know what some think of us: We are ambulance chasers; we are bottom feeders; we are in it just to make the big bucks. But what makes my job worth it is when an accident victim comes into my office exhausted, confused, and scared, but they leave hopeful, happy, and grateful. I got into personal injury law after I saw what the insurance companies were doing to people who had been injured in a car accident. During my time at a Portland investment firm, I also got to see what a difference a lawyer could make in these peoples lives. And then I realized that I had the power to help these people. Most injury accident victims are only asking for what they think they deserve. My partner Sean DuBois and I wrote a book, 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case, to help car accident victims understand the personal injury process and to make sure they do not make some of the biggest mistakes that could cost them their case. It is free to Oregon residents and Oregon accident victims.