Punitive Damages for a Wrongful Death Case

Punitive Damages for a Wrongful Death Case

Punitive damages may be recovered in some wrongful death cases. Punitive damages are widely misunderstood, largely due to the McDonalds coffee case. Many people are under the false impression that punitive damages are a road to riches. Punitive damages are difficult to prove. You are not allowed to even ask for them until after you […]

How to Avoid Bicycle Injury Accidents

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 […]

What are the Limits on Non-economic Damages?

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 […]

Wrongful Death Damages – Economic, Non-economic, and Punitive

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 […]

Why Do I Need an Oregon Car Accident Lawyer?

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 […]

What Happens if Alcohol is Involved in a Wrongful Death?

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 […]

What is the Time Limit for a Tort Claim Notice?

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 […]

Child Injury Lawyers: Keeping Kids Safe On Halloween

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 […]