Living with a Brain Injury

  According to the CDC, 2.4 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. A brain injury can change everything about a person in a matter of seconds. The effects of a brain injury vary greatly from person-to-person and depend on factors such as cause, location and severity. The top two causes of […]

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

With more states legalizing recreational marijuana use, people worry that more drivers under the influence of pot will lead to an increase in traffic deaths. Researchers have studied the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana and it seems a bit hazy. The effects of driving while high on marijuana are slower decision making, decreased peripheral […]

Tips for Handling a Hit and Run Driver Claim

  If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, you are likely to feel angry and confused about what to do under the circumstances. Many people are unsure of the next steps to take or how to file a claim. Below are some helpful tips to understand what to do if you were in […]

What is PIP (Personal Injury Protection)?

    Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage and claims have to do with “no fault” car insurance.  What this means is that if you are injured in an auto, bicycle or pedestrian accident, your auto insurance provides a minimum of one year and $15,000 in no-fault medical coverage.  PIP insurance also provides wage loss coverage. […]

Winter Driving Safety: How to Drive in Snow and Ice

Winter Driving Safety: How to Drive in Snow and Ice

The three key elements to safe winter driving is stay alert, slow down and stay in control. To prepare for winter weather, schedule a maintenance check-up for your vehicle to make sure everything is in working condition. Always have a sufficient amount of gas in your tank to avoid being stuck in a remote area […]

Fitbit Data Is Now Being Used In Personal Injury Claims

  Personal injury cases can be difficult to show that someone’s injuries keep them from doing their job or daily activities. How can you show that this person deserves thousands of dollars in compensation? Lawyers may soon be able to use quantifiable data provided by fitness trackers like the Fitbit for such cases. A law firm […]

Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits

  Auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.  The impact of spinal injuries on the victim and their family can be devastating and cause enormous medical costs.  Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that results in full or partial loss of motor control and sensation.  Some injuries can cause […]

Be Aware of Falling Trees & Power Lines

With heavy wind in the forecast for the Portland area, be careful of falling trees and large branches.  This week the fire department reported over a dozen fallen trees in the Portland metro area. Watch for trees when you are driving, biking and walking to avoid injury. Fallen trees and branches can lead to down […]