How to Avoid Bicycle Injury Accidents
Bicycling is a very joyful experience for kids and even for grownups. It is the best way to exercise your muscles and enjoy at the same time. However, people who do not take appropriate safety measures when riding a bicycle can get involved in accidents and can get severely injured or even die. Despite the… read more
What are the Limits on Non-economic Damages?
In personal injury cases, there are two basic forms of “damages” a client may recover: economic and non-economic damages. Some lawyers will refer to them as “general” and “special” damages, but the correct terms are economic and non-economic damages. Most wrongful death damages are determined by law using the criteria defined earlier (see the ORS 30.020 damages described… read more
Wrongful Death Damages – Economic, Non-economic, and Punitive
You will hear a lot of people talking about “damages” during a wrongful death case. “Damages” can refer to the amount of money you have lost and the suffering you have undergone as a result of the loss of your loved one, but “damages” also refers to the amount of money a jury decides is… read more
Why Do I Need an Oregon Car Accident Lawyer?
If you have been the victim of a not-at-fault car accident, then you will likely need to find an Oregon car accident lawyer to assist you. An experienced lawyer will be able to assist you in recovering any type of losses that are a direct result of your car accident, and help to reduce the… read more
What Happens if Alcohol is Involved in a Wrongful Death?
If alcohol was involved in a death, and if the server of the alcohol was partly responsible for the death because they served an already visibly intoxicated person, or served a minor, or failed to perform their server duties correctly in other ways (which are defined by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission), you may be… read more
What is the Time Limit for a Tort Claim Notice?
It is not always clear what a “public body” is. If a person works for a city, county, or the state, then it’s pretty obvious. But did you know that OHSU (Oregon Heath Science University) can be considered a “public body” for the purpose of this rule? “Public body” is defined in ORS 30.260, and… read more
Child Injury Lawyers: Keeping Kids Safe On Halloween
What a fantastic time of year autumn is! The leaves are changing color; the air is fresh and invigorating. Fall sports are in full swing, and the kids are looking forward to dressing up in costumes, attending parties and then, on Halloween night, running from door to door, shouting “Trick or Treat,” in the hopes of… read more
When Government or Alcohol is Involved: Tort Claims
If the death was caused by a public entity, or someone working for a public entity, then a “Tort Claim Notice” has to be received by the proper person or department within one year of the incident that caused the death (If it’s an injury that does not cause death, the time limit is only… read more
Product Liability Allows for Special Time limits
In addition to the normal statutes of limitations, there are also “statutes of ultimate repose.” For example, in a product liability case, which is where a person sues the maker or distributor of a product that was unsafe, the lawsuit must be started before the product is ten years old. So if someone buys a… read more
Celebrate National Teen Driver Safety Week
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recognizing this week in October, National Teen Driver Safety Week. NHTSA would like to remind parents of teen drivers to discuss these various safety topics that are among some of the most risky behaviors of teen drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths for those… read more