Distracted Driving Accidents Take A Toll on Oregonians

Posted in Catastrophic Personal Injury,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Oregon Personal Injury Accidents,Wrongful Death on July 21, 2016

Distracted Driving Accidents Significantly Increase in Oregon Distracted driving accidents caused by texting or using a hand-held cell phone while driving in Oregon, are significantly increasing, so much so that Oregon State Police now estimate that 25% of Oregon car accident injuries involve distracted driving. If you are involved in a distracted driving car accident, … Continued

The Cost of an Uninsured Driver Accident

Posted in Catastrophic Personal Injury,Motor Vehicle Accidents,UM/ UIM Insurance Coverage on November 13, 2015

Driving uninsured may be riskier and have more of a finacial impact on your wallet than you realize, especially if you are involved in an uninsured driver accident. Today’s blog will review what happens to an uninsured driver if they are a) caught driving without car insurance, b) they cause a car accident, and c) a breakdown of … Continued

A Courtesy “Wave” : Should A Well-Intentioned Driver Be Held Liable For Injuries?

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Catastrophic Personal Injury on September 1, 2015

Should a well-intentioned driver who provides an, “all clear” wave to another driver, resulting in serious injury to other people on the road be held liable? This is the question a Multnomah County jury could face if the recent lawsuit filed by Portland bicyclist Cynthia Lewellen goes to trial. Oregonlive.com repots that Lewellen, an avid cyclist, is suing two … Continued

New Advances in Spinal Cord Injury Treatments Offer Hope

Posted in Catastrophic Personal Injury,Industrial Accidents,Insurance Companies,Motor Vehicle Accidents on March 31, 2015

Now, unlike ever before, new methods of treatment show promise for rehabilitating paralyzed patients with spinal cord injury. A variety of methods – some available now and others on the horizon – have people rethinking prognosis, including the probability of restoring movement and other body functions. Today I’d like to review some of the major advancements in … Continued

Which cars reduce your chance of a fatal car accident?

Posted in Catastrophic Personal Injury,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Oregon Personal Injury Accidents,Wrongful Death on March 31, 2015

Weekly headlines chronicle dozens of Oregon fatal car accidents. It seems we are constantly being reminded of the tragic impact that fatal accidents have on our lives, families and communities. But did you know that fatal car accidents in Oregon are actually on the DECLINE? In a recent study, Oregon was ranked in the top … Continued

Top 10 Safety Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Catastrophic Personal Injury,Motor Vehicle Accidents on February 4, 2015

Minimizing the Risk of a Car Accident in Bad Weather Driving safely in Portland can be a challenge for even the most cautious drivers. Add heavy rain and early morning fog into an already congested driving environment, and the chance of a car crash increases substantially. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics indicate that 25% of all … Continued

Pedestrian Accident Victim – Reduce Your Risk

Posted in Catastrophic Personal Injury,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Wrongful Death on April 23, 2014

Pedestrian Accidents Continue to Surge in Oregon – Learn How To Reduce Your Risk of Becoming a Pedestrian Accident Victim. Oregon pedestrian accidents have increased by 51% in the last five years according to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s 2012 Oregon Traffic Crash Summary. The alarming truth is pedestrian accidents result in more fatalities than … Continued

Deposition Preparation: How-to Guidance

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Catastrophic Personal Injury,Dangerous and Defective Products,Drunk Driving,Industrial Accidents,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Oregon Personal Injury Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Wrongful Death on November 23, 2011

Deposition preparation in an Oregon personal injury case can be one of the most important efforts you can do to win your case. Because almost 95% of the Oregon personal injury cases settle before depositions are taken, most parties involved in the case are never deposed and hence do not invest the effort needed to … Continued