The Power of ORS 20.080 in Smaller Personal Injury Cases

ORS 20.080 has always assisted injury victims in recovering from the at-fault party in smaller Oregon personal injury cases. Finally, after many years, the Oregon Legislature has increased the amount injured persons can claim under the statute from $5,500 to $7,500, effective January 1, 2010. That amount jumps up to $10,000 in 2012. Under the… read more

Distracted Driving – Oregon Bans Hand-Held Cell Phones

Oregon joined a number of states in attempting to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from distracted driving, by banning the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.  As of January 1, 2010, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle and use a hand-held cell phone in Oregon. The ban applies to talking… read more