According to ODOT, there were over 57,000 motor vehicle crashes reported in the state of Oregon in 2017. Because of the frequency of these auto collisions, knowing what to do after a car accident is imperative for anyone who drives. Paul Galm, an experienced car accident attorney in Portland, offers this what to do after…

In the state of Oregon, bicyclist rights are comprehensive. They are designed to protect cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike on the road. However, if you or a loved one suffers personal injury from a bike accident, you may feel lost navigating through the law. You can protect yourself by learning about the five most important…

Any accident that involves a motorcycle can be incredibly dangerous, so it’s important that motorcyclists and other drivers take ample precautions to help keep each other safe. Here are some motorcycle safety tips from motorcycle accident attorney Paul Galm to help all types of drivers safely share the road. How to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents: Tips for Motorcyclists…

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to show your appreciation for your friends, family, co-workers, and employees. Whether you’re throwing a holiday party, a New Year’s Eve party, or a summer cookout, it’s important to be familiar with Oregon’s social host liability law in order to help keep your guests safe and avoid any future…

Thousands of car accidents occur every year in Oregon, leaving our friends and neighbors scared, injured, and confused about their next steps. In fact, according to ODOT, there were over 57,500 crashes in 2017, with over 400 fatalities reported. Whether the accident you were involved in was the result of distracted driving, negligence, or inclement…

It’s no secret that driving distracted is dangerous. In fact, according to the CDC, approximately 9 people are killed and over 1,000 people are injured in accidents involving distracted drivers every single day. The good news is that you have the power to be part of the solution. What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is…

Great news for bicyclists in Oregon: the “Stop as Yield” law goes into effect in Oregon on January 1, 2020. Here’s what you need to know about this new Oregon bike law. What is the New Oregon “Stop as Yield” Law? After a sixteen-year fight, Oregon has adapted their own version of the “Idaho Stop”…

A safe Halloween is a happy Halloween. Here’s what you need to know about celebrating Halloween in Oregon, including safety tips, safety facts, and fun Halloween events. Halloween Safety Facts According to the National Safety Council, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any…

When you’re dealing with laws, there’s always jargon involved. While it can be confusing for people who haven’t gone to law school, the precision of language is imperative to properly enacting laws. Better understanding these common personal injury terms can help you, whether you’re currently involved in a personal injury case or just wanting to…

In 2018 alone, over 75 motorcyclists died in motorcycle accidents in the state of Oregon. In fact, motorcyclists accounted for more than one-quarter of the 34 traffic fatalities within the city of Portland in 2018. Motorcycles can be incredibly dangerous, and safety should be the number one concern when creating new motorcycle laws. Here’s what…