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

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

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

ORS 20.080 Limits Increase for Oregon Small Injury Claims

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Oregon Personal Injury Accidents,Pedestrian Accidents,Small Value/ Cases Under $10,000 on November 18, 2011

Effective January 1, 2012, Oregon Revised Statute ORS 20.080 increases the applicable limits for Oregon small injury claims to $10,000.  This means personal injury victims and claimants in the Portland area and throughout Oregon can seek up to $10,000 in damages, which can include medical expenses, lost wages and/or non-economic damages for pain and suffering … Continued

The Power of ORS 20.080 in Smaller Personal Injury Cases

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Oregon Personal Injury Accidents,Small Value/ Cases Under $10,000 on February 10, 2010

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 … Continued

UM UIM Insurance – Are You Adequately Covered?

Posted in Bicycle Accidents,Catastrophic Personal Injury,Drunk Driving,Insurance Companies,Motor Vehicle Accidents,Oregon Personal Injury Accidents on December 8, 2009

Most people take their auto insurance for granted. Oftentimes auto insurance becomes another expense we must pay. But when was the last time you looked at your motor vehicle insurance policy to assess if you are properly insured? Do you know how much coverage you currently have on your vehicles? Oregon law requires drivers to … Continued