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The Dangers of PTSD After a Car Accident


Car accidents can be scary and life-altering experiences. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash, victims can suffer from serious injuries and long-term disabilities. However, not all car accident injuries are physical. Many people develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a collision. This mental health condition can have a major impact on your daily life,… read more

Tips for Walking Safely as a Pedestrian


Pedestrians deserve to feel safe on Portland roads. Unfortunately, there are many hazards that could lead to an accident, from poor lighting and inclement weather to dangerous, negligent motorists. There are actions that you can take to protect yourself in these situations. Here are a few important tips for walking safely as a pedestrian. #1:… read more

How to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents as A Portland Driver


Pedestrians and drivers often share the road in Portland. To protect both parties from harm, Oregon imposes traffic laws that dictate right-of-way rules and other considerations to control the flow of foot and motor vehicle traffic. Unfortunately, these laws cannot prevent driver negligence. Only motorists can control their behavior. As a Portland driver, there are… read more

A Guide to Wrongful Death Laws in Oregon


Losing a loved one is always a devastating experience. When your loved one dies in any accident that could have been avoided, processing their death can be even more emotionally and financially devastating. In Oregon, family members of victims who have been killed due to another person’s negligence and recklessness can bring a wrongful death lawsuit… read more

A Guide to Oregon Bicycle Helmet Laws

Bicycle riding is more popular than ever in Oregon. Oregon is known for its natural beauty and its focus on protecting the environment. Many people in Portland and across the state have been switching to bicycles for their commutes and running errands. With so many bicycle riders in Oregon, it is important to understand the… read more

Does Oregon Have a Cap on Punitive Damages?

When a person becomes injured in an accident, they may have a right to bring a lawsuit against the person who caused their injuries. The person filing a lawsuit is called the plaintiff. In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff has a right to pursue several different types of damages — economic, non-economic, and punitive…. read more

What is the Difference Between Premises Liability and Negligence?

The legal theory of premises liability is used when someone becomes injured due to unsafe or defective conditions on someone else’s property. Sometimes people confuse the legal concept of premises liability with negligence. Premises liability is one type of negligence. In premises liability lawsuits, property owners are accused of acting negligently by failing to keep… read more

What is the Oregon Tort Claims Act?

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering about your legal options. If a private citizen caused your injuries, you could bring a personal injury lawsuit against that person. Likewise, if a private company causes your injuries, you can sue the company in civil… read more

Does Insurance Follow the Car or Driver in Oregon?


Whether you are new to Oregon or you have just been involved in a car accident, you may be wondering whether car insurance follows the car or the driver in Oregon. In other words, when you purchase a car insurance policy in Oregon, will it only protect you in whatever car you are driving, or will… read more

Who Has the Right of Way at a Four-Way Stop?

It is crucial that Portland drivers understand right-of-way laws. These laws prevent serious automobile accidents from occurring and keep the roadways safe and orderly in Portland. Oregon’s right-of-way laws are similar to those of other states. Unfortunately, according to state law enforcement, a high percentage of auto accidents in Portland are caused by one driver failing… read more