Plan Ahead this New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are two of the most common holidays for drunk driving accidents to occur. Each year nearly 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes and during the holidays it is even more prevalent. Stay safe this New Year’s and plan ahead if you are going to be drinking. Whether… read more
Who is liable for a dog bite?
A dog’s owner is typically legally responsible for the actions of their dog such as damage or injury they may cause. Someone else may also be liable if any of the following statements are true: Someone other than the owner was taking care of and had control over the dog. The owner’s landlord knew the… read more
Brain Injuries Caused by a Car Accident
The leading cause of death and disability from car accidents in the US are Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Currently, over 5.3 million people are living with disabilities resulting from a TBI. A traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain that results from an external force, or trauma, to the head causing damage to… read more
What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ mean in a Personal Injury Case?
Many people may not know about the definition of “pain and suffering” in the context of personal injury law. Another important point is how pain and suffering it is calculated for the damages in a claim. The two types of pain and suffering are physical and mental. Physical pain and suffering is the actual pain… read more
Safety and the New MAX Orange Line
In Spring of 2015, the new Portland-Milwaukie MAX Orange Line will began testing the route to familiarize train operators with the new line. Safety around light rail is important to keep in mind while driving, walking or biking nearby. It takes MAX trains two blocks to stop and they can’t swerve to avoid you. Always… read more
How do you negotiate a personal injury settlement?
If you were injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you can be compensated for your losses. Determining the right value to settle your injury claim can be difficult. Before you begin the settlement process you must speak to a doctor to determine the type and extent of your injuries. This way you… read more
Types of Back Injuries from Car Accidents
Damages from car accidents not only affect the vehicles but also the people involved. The most common injury people who were involved in a car accident endure is to the back. Minor to severe back injury can have a significant impact on your daily life. Below are the four most common types of back injuries. Thoracic… read more
What Proof is Required for a Wrongful Death Case?
A Wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit because the damages the Plaintiff is seeking are strictly monetary. Criminal cases result in a type of punishment such as a fine or imprisonment. The monetary damages awarded must obtained through a civil lawsuit. The Plaintiff is the person who is bringing the civil lawsuit and is typically… read more
Portland Sues Uber for Operating Illegally in the City
On Monday, the City of Portland filed a lawsuit against the ride sharing service, Uber, for operating illegally. The case has moved from the Multnomah County Circuit Court to federal court per Uber’s request. Accommodating Portland’s rules for Uber would cost more than $100,000 and change their business model completely. The San Francisco based ride… read more
Should I Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney for my Case in Oregon?
Wrongful death in Oregon is defined as a death “caused by the wrongful act or omission of another”. A typical wrongful death case is caused by a negligent, reckless or intentional act. These actions would be the same as one to support a personal injury claim if the deceased person had lived. The main difference… read more