Tag: Hit and Run
Estate and Personal Representative in Wrongful Death
When a person dies, and leaves behind anything that is worth money, the law creates an “estate.” If John Doe dies, then it will be called “The Estate of John Doe.” For example, you may sometimes see “Estate Sales,” where the possessions of someone who has passed away are being sold. What has happened, legally,… read more
Why Pursue A Wrongful Death Claim?
Before discussing wrongful death laws, let us focus for a minute on the propriety of bringing a wrongful death lawsuit in the first place. There are some who think it’s wrong to accept money because someone died. We understand that accepting money due to the death of a loved one can seem wrong. But when… read more
Is Murder the Same As A Wrongful Death? – Part 2
As mentioned in previous blog posts, a criminal case is separate and independent from a civil case. Some deaths result in only a criminal case (murder or manslaughter), but no civil case. Others may result in a civil case (known as wrongful death) but no criminal case. Still others may result in both. So yes,… read more
How much will it cost me to hire a Personal Injury law firm?
After all of the pain, suffering, and confusion involved in an accident or injury, it can be disheartening to consider the cost of hiring a law firm to represent you for your case. Fortunately, when you work with us, you will not have to worry about cost. We take our fees as a simple percentage… 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
What Is the Very First Thing I Should Do After an Accident?
The most important thing you need to do after being in an accident is to see a doctor and follow their instructions. It’s very common for victims of an accident to lose site of the importance of their own recovery because they are overwhelmed with paperwork, exams, appointments and bills that come after being in… 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
Tips for Handling a Hit and Run Driver Claim
If you are the victim of a hit and run accident, you are likely to feel angry and confused about what to do under the circumstances. Many people are unsure of the next steps to take or how to file a claim. Below are some helpful tips to understand what to do if you were in a hit… read more
Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested
Date: January 22, 2010 Location: SE 52nd & Woodward St., Portland, Oregon Names: Tyler Luba, Patrick Livingston A hit-and-run driver who hit two high school students while they crossed the street near Franklin High School in Portland, Oregon, has been taken into custody. Portland police arrested Patrick Livingston, 44, on January 26, 2010, around 8:40… read more
Hit-and-Run Driver Turns Herself In After Oregon Injury Accident
Date: December 31, 2009 Location: SE Wilson Avenue & Fifth Street, Bend, Oregon Names: Jayson Barker, Kelsey Colleen Magee After a hit-and-run driver seriously injured a Bend, Oregon, pedestrian on New Year’s Eve, the driver came forward and turned herself in. The victim, Jayson Barker, 20, suffered a brain injury in the crash, and doctors… read more