Top 10 Oregon Motorcycle Safety Tips

Top 10 Oregon Motorcycle Safety Tips

Recently there has been a large number of motorcycle accidents and deaths in Oregon.  The rate of injury on a motorcycle is much greater than in a vehicle since there is much less protection between you and the road, other vehicles or obstacles. Every year, dozens of motorcyclists need the services of a good Oregon motorcycle […]

The Discovery Process of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The Discovery Process of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Long before a trial is ever held, both sides have the right to “discovery.” In Oregon state court, this centers on depositions and requests for discovery. Let’s take them one at a time. Depositions are like recorded, official interviews. In a deposition, the lawyer can ask questions of opposing parties and witnesses, and they have […]

Meeting with and Choosing Your Wrongful Death Attorney

Meeting with and Choosing Your Wrongful Death Attorney

Choosing a lawyer is of course a crucial step in the process. You should interview several lawyers, and you should ask them hard questions. Take notes, and feel free to bring a trusted friend or relative with you. But do be aware that the presence of a friend may negate the confidentiality of the meeting, […]

More Oregonians are Dying in Car Crashes this Year, Compared to 2014

More Oregonians are Dying in Car Crashes this Year, Compared to 2014

Oregon roads are more dangerous this year ending on September 23rd than last year. The state saw a 31% increase in traffic fatalities since the period the year before. This year there were 312 traffic fatalities as compared to 238 last year. Motorcycle deaths soared to a 15% increase to 46. Pedestrian accidents saw the […]

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit is a Commitment – Are You Ready?

A Wrongful Death Lawsuit is a Commitment – Are You Ready?

You may be surprised to hear this from a lawyer who focuses on personal injury and wrongful death claims, but a wrongful death claim is NOT for everyone. It will require a commitment of both time and energy – probably yours – to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. We write “probably yours,” because it is the […]

Crosswalk Safety Every Pedestrian and Driver Should Know

Crosswalk Safety Every Pedestrian and Driver Should Know

  Some people get confused when a well-marked crosswalk (sometimes called “zebra-stripped”) also has a traffic signal because they think that cars must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk.  However, when there is a cross walk AND a signal, a pedestrian must obey the signal.  If not, he/she commits the offense of failure to yield […]

Portland Bike Commuting Reaches a New High, Public Transit Stays the Same
What is the Role of the Personal Representative?

What is the Role of the Personal Representative?

Even if you are not considering hiring a professional, thought still must be put into who should be the PR. For example, if a woman dies leaving behind a husband and two children, ages 19 and 21, which of the three would make the best PR? One of the children may get more sympathy from […]