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 […]

National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 19-25, 2011

During National Child Passenger Safety Week, we encourage all Portland parents to educate themselves about how to ride with children safely. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2008 there were 4 children under the age of 14 killed in motor vehicle crashes EVERY DAY. This number might seem extremely high, but it’s […]

Kids With ADHD More At Risk When Crossing the Street

Kids With ADHD More At Risk When Crossing the Street

A research study at the University of Alabama (Birmingham) was performed to evaluate the ability of ADHD kids to safely cross the street. The results indicated these kids are at a higher risk of being injured in a pedestrian accident than those without the disorder. Because ADHD kids are easily distracted and more compulsive than […]

Held at….Dog Point? Man and Son Robbed by Pit Bull Owner

Date: July 11, 2011 Location: Salmon Street Plaza, Eastbank Esplanade, Portland Names: Rodney Graves, Jan Leith Haga Jr. Portland Police officers arrested a 29-year-old man who used a pit bull to commit a robbery Sunday evening. The victims were a Portland man and his 14-year-old son. According to the story reported by the Oregonian, at […]

Asleep at the Wheel: Driver Injures Passenger and Child

Date: July 11, 2011 Location: Highway 126E, milepost 12, near Walterville Names: Mary Wullschleger, Connie Acord Three people, including a 4-year-old boy, were injured early Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident when the car’s driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Oregon State Police Trooper Michael Pelkey reported that at about 1:20 a.m. on July […]

Are Your Children Protected from Tip-Over Accidents?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission continues its campaign to increase public awareness of child safety and accident prevention caused by furniture falling over. It isn’t hard to understand why when you consider that 200 children have lost their lives in tip-over incidents in the last 10 years and 1000’s more have required hospital treatment for […]

7-Year-Old Girl Recovers From Serious Accident Near Coos Bay

Date: April 1, 2011 Location: Public beach adjacent to Coos Bay Name: Kya Blake A seven-year-old girl has made a miraculous recovery from a potentially fatal accident during a family day out on the beach. It was nearly 3 p.m. in the afternoon, and Kya Blake, of Raymond, OR, and two friends were kneeling on […]

Dangers of Playtime and Toy Recalls

Playtime should be a time of learning, fun, and joy for children – but that time can become dangerous and even deadly if children are exposed to toys that are poorly manufactured. Since 2008, parents across America have become well aware of the dangers of seemingly innocent toys as the news of child injuries caused […]