Attorney at Law
Grant Wenzlick has an intimate understanding of injury-related trauma and the pain, stress, and uncertainty that accompany it. He works diligently to alleviate these hardships from his clients by focusing his efforts on dealing with insurance adjusters and defense attorneys. This way, his clients can focus on their treatment and recovery.
Because of his attention to detail and commitment to obtaining the best possible result for his clients, it is no surprise that he has secured millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. Whether a particular case requires a measured negotiation or full representation in a jury trial, Grant has the dedication and proven ability to tirelessly advocate for his clients’ best interests
– Personal Injury Services –
Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common forms of personal injury cases. These cases involve negligence of some sort, whether it be from an intoxicated driver or just someone who was distracted while driving. These sorts of accidents can be stressful to deal with, so we will help alleviate your stress from pain, suffering, and damages caused to you. We will help you establish a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance to get compensation for your injuries and property damage. This includes medical bills, car repair and rental car bills, and lost wages from missing work. With proper compensation, you will be able to get back on the road without fear in no time.
Motorcycle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, causing a lot of damage in just a short amount of time. Motorcyclists are exposed to the road, meaning that they have a higher risk of being hurt. Often, drivers on the road act carelessly towards motorcyclists, driving in motorcycle lanes or swerving in front of them not knowing that motorcycles need a greater braking distance than the average car. Motorcyclists are often prejudiced against, due to the assumptions that motorcyclists are careless drivers. With assistance from our office, you will get the compensation from your accident, which includes medical bills and property damages, ensuring that you’ll be back on the open road in no time.
-Uninsured, Underinsured Motorist
While we’d like to think that all drivers are as responsible as our clients, we recognize the reality is that some drivers out there don’t have insurance or don’t have adequate insurance to cover their at-fault accidents. Our uninsured and underinsured policies help protect you in the event that you are the victim of an auto accident that is the fault of an uninsured or underinsured driver. Uninsured protection kicks in to cover damage and medical expenses should you get hit by an driver without insurance. The underinsured policy is there to cover those instances where the at-fault driver’s insurance isn’t sufficient to cover the full repair and medical expenses that may result from an accident.
Bicycles are a fun, eco-friendly, inexpensive form of transportation. However, with a helmet being the only form of protection, serious injuries can occur. Many drivers of cars act carelessly towards bicyclists, not slowing down when bikes ride by or driving in bicycle lanes to avoid traffic. If you have been injured while on a bicycle, our office can help you get compensation for your injuries. These include medical bills, lost wages from taking time off work, and damages caused to your bicycle. With help from our office, you will be biking again in no time, without the burden of financial obligations.
The number of pedestrians who are hit by cars has increased drastically over the past few years, meaning that even if you aren’t in a car, you’re still at risk for being involved in a motor vehicle accident. These accidents can occur while you’re crossing a crosswalk, in a parking lot, or even walking on a sidewalk. Our office will hold the at-fault driver accountable for your injuries and get you compensation for the damages caused to you, and any medical bills that you accrue. These sorts of accidents can be traumatic for you, so let our office help you get peace of mind and alleviate the stress you have about your accident.
-Work Place Injuries & Accidents
Injuries that occur while on the job can cause a lot of stress to you and your family. Work-related incidents include accidents with construction, heavy machinery, and worksite falls. These can affect your ability to work or even keep a job. Our office will help you with your worker’s compensation claim, ensuring that you get full compensation for lost wages and medical cost.
The last place that you would want to have an incident with is in a hospital or doctor’s office. However, these still occur far too often. Accidents like these include incorrect diagnosis, errors with anesthesia, pregnancy complications, injuries during birth, undiagnosed symptoms, medication errors, surgical errors, and even general hospital and emergency room malpractice. These incidents are complex and stressful to death with. Our office will make sure that the doctors and hospitals are held accountable for injuries that you sustained, getting you the proper care and financial compensation you deserve.
Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotionally heavy situation. Losing a loved one due to negligence which could’ve been prevented adds a stressful burden to an already demanding circumstance. Our office will assist you and your family in your time of need to help alleviate that stress. We will make sure that you receive the proper compensation that is necessary for your case. While no financial award can make up for the loss of life, it can help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and even funeral expenses. Let our office assist you with any financial and legal obligations you have to alleviate as much stress from your time of mourning as possible.
Sadly, sexual assaults are a common occurrence. Statistics show that a sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the United States, which translates to hundreds of thousands per year. What is even more unfortunate is that the majority of these assaults are never reported. A rape or sexual assault can have a serious long-term impact on your life, leading to depression, anxiety, feelings of guilt, and even suicide. We want to remind you and your loved ones that this is not a tragedy that you have to face alone. Our office is skilled with navigating the difficult waters of sexual assault case while also working to get victims the help they need to recover from abuse and assault.
-Sexual Harassment at Work
The workplace should always be a safe, comfortable environment in all respects. Unfortunately, some choose to use the workplace as an opportunity to express sexual desire, even when it’s uninvited. Victims of sexual harassment in the workplace don’t need to suffer in silence or worry about retaliation should they come forward. Pure and simple, workplace sexual harassment is illegal. If you’re experiencing or have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace there are laws to protect you. Federal, state and local laws protect employees from unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted sexual demands and propositions, and working in a sexually hostile work environment. When you’re ready to come forward, let us help you to stand up for your rights and protect you from further harm.
While we are all animal lovers, we recognize that sometimes dogs can cause injuries. Because such injuries are most likely due to owner negligence, dog owners can usually be held liable when their dogs cause injuries to other people. This is true whether the dog bites someone, or otherwise causes injury or damage to property. If you have been bitten by a dog and suffered injury, we can analyze your case to identify the best way to compensate your damages resulting from the incident. In some cases, pursuit of legal action is not the best answer, but we invite you to check in with us so that we can help you make the best decision for you and your situation.
-Assault & Other Intentional Torts
Intentional Torts are defined as intentional actions committed by one person that lead to injury of another person/other persons. There are seven defined torts, which are assault, battery, fraud, false imprisonment, trespass to land or property, and defamation. Injuries resulting from these torts can be prosecuted in civil court for damages. While assault is the most common of these, and the one we are most familiar with, our office is competent with all intentional tort cases and can help you pursue damages should you find yourself victim to one of these crimes.
Premises Liability – Slip & Fall Cases
It is always the responsibility of any property and/or business owner to maintain safe conditions for those legally accessing his or her property or business. Should an injury occur on property or business where the owner can be proven to have been negligent, that injury should be covered by the property or business owner. These kinds of injuries can range from a slip or fall injury to more serious situations such as chemical exposure, fire, or explosions. If you or a loved one has suffered injury on property in which you believe was a cause of owner negligence, we can help you pursue damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses resulting from the injury.
-Claims Against Insurance Companies
As a rule, insurance companies will mostly do the right thing in situations where you’ve had to file a claim. However, there are instances where insurance companies wrongfully deny claims, force you to settle for less money on a claim, or otherwise take advantage of you at a particularly vulnerable moment. Trying to negotiate fair settlements and coverage decisions by yourself can be a frustrating and confusing process. Should you find yourself dealing with a difficult insurance company, we invite you to allow our legal expertise to relieve some of that burden from you. If you find yourself struggling to get the results you deserve from your auto, home, or health insurance provider, we can help.
Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Grant Wenzlick grew up enjoying the outdoors, participating in everything from downhill and cross-country skiing and hiking, to playing baseball, hockey, and football. The frigid Alaskan winters required him to be independent and self-sufficient, yet maintain a strong sense of community. Grant has manifested these qualities in his practice protecting the rights of injured parties in Oregon and Washington.
His interest in law developed after being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in college and witnessing firsthand the frustrating reality most people experience after suffering an unexpected injury. It was his own personal injury attorney at this time who inspired him to go into law. His attorney showed a true commitment to helping him get what he needed and aggressively advocated for Grant at trial during a very difficult time. This experience provided Grant with the foundation he uses to this day of how to effectively and successfully represent clients.
Grant graduated from Portland State University in 1994 with a degree in Political Science. He went on to attend Willamette University College of Law and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1998. Grant is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is an active member of Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and has specialized in personal injury law for over 15 years. Grant has won a number of cases and has helped secure millions of dollars for his clients over the course of his career.