Category: Personal Injury Law
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 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
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 to… read more
What is the Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Suits in Oregon?
Coping with the loss of a loved one takes a significant emotional toll under any circumstances. If another person’s negligence caused your loved one’s death, bringing a lawsuit against that person may be the furthest thing from your mind. Thinking about getting involved in a wrongful death lawsuit can understandably seem overwhelming. However, it is crucial to… read more
Oregon’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury: What You Need to Know
Have you been injured in a car accident? You may be wondering how to obtain compensation for your damages. Becoming injured in a car accident is a disorienting process, and many car accident victims find it difficult to move forward soon after the accident. However, discussing your case with a lawyer as soon as possible… read more
A Guide to Oregon Car Insurance 
If you are a driver in Oregon, it is wise to have a basic understanding of how Oregon car insurance laws work. In Oregon, every driver is required to carry minimum amounts of auto insurance for their vehicle. At DuBois Law Group, our experienced car accident lawyers have helped many car accident victims successfully navigate… read more
What is the Average Car Accident Settlement?
When we meet with new clients who have been injured in a car accident, one of the first things they ask us is how much their case is worth. Car accident victims are understandably concerned about how they will pay their expensive medical bills, especially if they have had to recover and take time off… read more
What is the Difference Between a Crash and an Accident?
When discussing a personal injury case, the difference between the words “accident” and “crash” can have a significant impact. But the actual definitions of those words are not that different. According to Merriam-Webster, an accident is an unfortunate event resulting especially from carelessness or ignorance. A crash involves breaking to pieces by or as if… read more
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… read more