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 […]

Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in Oregon?

If you have been in a Portland car accident, you may be wondering what steps you have to take next. Are you legally required to report your car accident? Yes, under Oregon law, you must report your car accident when your car accident meets specific requirements. If you have been injured in an Oregon car […]

Is Oregon a No-Fault State for Auto Insurance?

Car accidents occur every day in Oregon. Unfortunately, even the safest driver can become seriously injured by another negligent or reckless driver. It is best to be prepared when a car accident occurs and understand Oregon’s laws regarding who is liable to pay for car accident injuries. States are either at-fault or no-fault states when […]

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 […]

Concluding Thoughts

Concluding Thoughts

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 […]

Frequently Asked Legal Questions

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 […]