Category: Workplace Accidents
What guarantee can my attorney offer me?
Accident cases are all different and there are dozens of variables involved in each and every case. For this reason, it is impossible to guarantee an outcome on your case. However, it is a fact that accident victims who use the services of a Personal Injury attorney receive, on average, more than 3 times the… read more
Should I expect to receive payment for what I’m enduring as a victim of an accident?
If you’ve been the victim of an accident, you may require extensive medical treatment. So it’s important to remember that you must receive proper medical treatment so that you can recover from your accident. Also, since you have been the victim of an accident, you should know that insurance companies will compensate you for “pain… read more
Not Telling your Attorney these 5 Things Could Wreck your Case
If you hire an injury lawyer in Portland or are considering hiring a lawyer, for your personal injury claim, it is important to recognize that this will become a long-term, important relationship. This means you need to be honest and open with your attorney at all times. Here are several things your attorney will need… read more
How Long do you Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In addition to the practical time limit of trying to gather information while it’s fresh, there are also legal time limits. These legal time limits are called “statutes of limitations” and you will hear this term a lot. First, another statement of our disclaimer: statutes of limitations are notoriously difficult. There are many, many special… read more
Tips to Avoiding Construction Zone Car Accidents
Distracted drivers are responsible for more than a dozen deaths on American roads every day, and Portland personal injury attorneys have noted that construction zone car accidents are especially perilous places for drivers to be taking on cell phones or worse, texting. The prevention of construction zone car accidents is purely dependent on drivers being… read more
The Basics of Auto Insurance Policies
If you’ve been in an accident, you will find yourself fielding calls, letters, and bills from multiple insurance companies. You may get confused, talking to the other driver’s insurance company, thinking it’s your own. It’s easy to make mistakes, and feel overwhelmed. We hope that laying out the different types of insurance will help you… read more
What are my legal rights if I was injured at work?
Employers are required to provide their employees with safe working conditions in a healthy environment. If an employer fails to meet this criterion, then an employee may be injured as a result. Even in the safest workplaces, accident can still occur. To protect your rights if injured at your workplace, the first step is to… read more
Investigate a Truck Accident: Guide to Proving Your Case
When trucks and cars collide on Oregon highways, one thing is certain and another thing is likely, but neither is good. First, the car is certainly going to “lose” in the battle between a 3,000-pound vehicle and an 18-wheeler with a cab that can weigh up to 23,000 pounds and which can carry a load… read more
Recent Crash Reminds Us of the Dangers of Cell Phones
For those of you who haven’t been following this, talking on a cell phone while driving is worse than driving drunk. Don’t believe that? Well, here’s another recent example: Yesterday, a young woman driving along I-84 near Baker City, OR was distracted by her phone, and collided with the concrete barrier TWICE before crashing (and… read more
Little Known Law Creates Injustice for Workers Injured on the Job
“Whatsoever you have done unto the least of these men, you have done it to me.” I learn new things every day. Today I was taught something by a 25-year-old man with broken bones in his back who has required three surgeries so far. His medical bills are about $500,000 so far, and he’s not… read more