Author: DuBois Admin
What is the Average Car Accident Settlement?
When we meet with new clients who have been injured in a car accident, one of the first things they ask us is how much their case is worth. Car accident victims are understandably concerned about how they will pay their expensive medical bills, especially if they have had to recover and take time off… read more
Do Insurance Companies Pay for Pain and Suffering?
After suffering a severe injury, victims often experience emotional distress related to their physical injuries. Most personal injury accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence and could have been prevented had the defendant used more caution. Understandably, personal injury victims want to recover compensation for the physical and mental injuries they have suffered.
What Qualifies as Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Claim?
Every day, Oregon residents become seriously injured in personal injury accidents that were entirely preventable. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured, you are probably suffering emotional health conditions as well as physical injuries. When people experience painful physical injuries, coping with the injuries can cause significant mental anguish. What recourse do… read more
A Guide to Personal Injury Law in Oregon
Accidents happen, whether you’re walking down the street, out on a bike ride, or sitting in your car. But when you’re injured in an accident, it can change your entire life—sometimes permanently. And for the family members of victims who don’t survive their injuries, the pain will never go away.
One person dies in three vehicle crash on Hwy 42 – Douglas County (Photo)
On Monday, February 4, 2019 at 3:31 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle collision on Hwy 42 milepost 76 near Winston, OR. Preliminary investigation shows that a 2001 Dodge Ram PU, operated by William Dewar (85) of Roseburg, was eastbound when it struck the back of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado… read more
We appreciate that you have taken the time to read this book. You are going through a very difficult time in your life, and we know that you have a lot going on. We very much hope you have found this book helpful, as our primary goal was to help educate you about Oregon wrongful… read more
Frequently Asked Legal Questions
Q: Can a domestic partner act as a “spouse” under the Wrongful Death law so as to bring a lawsuit or be a beneficiary? A: Probably not. ORS 112.017 used to allow a “common-law spouse” to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. That law might have been applied to allow a domestic partner to bring a… read more
The Oregon Litigation Process
Here are some highlights of what you can expect a lawyer to do in a wrongful death case. This is only a selection; there is much more, but since every case is different, we have singled out some of the more common tasks so you can get a flavor. Preserve all evidence: take photos of… read more
If your loved one had life insurance, that policy should pay separately from any wrongful death claim. People usually name specific beneficiaries in their life insurance policies. If the life insurance policy does name specific beneficiaries, then the life insurance company should pay those claims. Some people also have Accidental Death clauses added to their… read more
Insurance Policy Limits Oregon
Every insurance policy has limits. This is the maximum amount that the insurance company will have to pay. Automobile insurance limits are typically quoted as two numbers with a slash between them. For example, as of this writing, ORS 806.070 requires that an automobile policy issued in Oregon must have liability limits of at least… read more