Asbestos Lawsuits – Your Legal Rights

Asbestos Lawsuits – Your Legal Rights

Asbestos lawsuits have been ongoing for many years now, yet many people are still confused as to their legal rights in such cases and what will happen should they decide to pursue a claim in court. The truth is, there are no fixed or definite answers, because virtually every case is different. Many asbestos lawsuits, […]

Pool Drownings of Children Still a Serious Problem for Parents

Pool Drownings of Children Still a Serious Problem for Parents

Summer is here at last, and as the temperatures rise, more and more Oregonians take to the great outdoors for fresh air, sunshine (whenever it shows up) and some exercise. Unfortunately, the season that brings longer daylight hours and warmer weather also reminds us all too frequently and in the worst possible way that pool […]

Interesting Oregon Personal Injury Lawsuits

Interesting Oregon Personal Injury Lawsuits

Two different major personal injury cases with Oregon connections have been in the news lately. In both cases, the dollar amounts being sought by the victims were substantial, but apart from that, the cases were as different as night and day. Case Against Western Machine Works for Death of Worker In the first case, the […]

Oregon Gunfire Deaths Outnumber Accident Deaths

Oregon Gunfire Deaths Outnumber Accident Deaths

Think of the ten states where you would expect more people to be killed by gunfire than in motor vehicle accidents. If you’re thinking places like New York, California, Florida or Illinois, you wouldn’t even have one of the top 10 in your list. It might surprise a lot of people, but Oregon and Washington […]

Number of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Steady in the US

Number of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Steady in the US

In spite of the fact that deaths on American roads fell to their lowest levels in more than half a century, motorcycle accidents showed no such decline. Closer to home, the number of fatal Portland motorcycle accidents also showed no signs of being on the wane. It was very much a good news-bad news story […]

The Basics of an Oregon Loss of Consortium Claim

The Basics of an Oregon Loss of Consortium Claim

What does “loss of consortium” actually mean? A person making an Oregon loss of consortium claim is in legal terms saying they have been deprived of the benefits of a family relationship because of injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. The term was first used in English common law, and one of the first recorded […]

Cruise Ship Deaths are Not Uncommon, Lawyers Say

Cruise Ship Deaths are Not Uncommon, Lawyers Say

The recent well-publicized case of the Costa Concordia shocked the world, but a Portland cruise ship injury lawyer actually says deaths on cruise ships are not that uncommon. In fact, cruise companies are coming under increasing scrutiny over their failure to protect the people who shell out hard-earned money to go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip […]

No Excuse for Any Underage Drunk Driving Accidents

No Excuse for Any Underage Drunk Driving Accidents

Statistics show that almost every accident on Oregon roads could have been prevented. While that fact alone gives pause for thought, it is certainly the case that there’s no excuse whatever for any underage drunk driving accident. Yet sadly, they continue to occur, though it must be said, the trends are encouraging, both in Oregon […]