The Lake Oswego Fire Department, in partnership with Oregon Impact, gave Lakeridge High School students a lot to think about when they staged a simulated drunk-driving crash at the school to give a glimpse into the consequences of drunk driving or DUII. In a realistic “crash scene,” students dressed with Halloween makeup were “rescued” from…

Oregon State Police and other local law enforcement agencies are increasing coverage to patrol for unbuckled and impaired drivers this Memorial Day weekend. The increased presence will begin Friday and continue through late Monday as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign from May 23 to June 5. Last year in Oregon, six…

Although they light up the screens both big and small, actors are often no different from you or I. They eat. They sleep. They work hard at their jobs. And when their workplace does not take the proper cautionary measures to ensure safety, they can suffer from occupational personal injuries. A recent example is seen…

Although the rate of teenage car accidents is high, there seems to be new studies coming out every day that reinforce this fact. And often we see the same factors playing a role – alcohol, texting, distracted by friends or fiddling with the radio or MP3 player. Inattentive or distracted driving habits, including lack of…

Although the rate of teenage car accidents is high, there seems to be new studies coming out every day that reinforce this fact. And often we see the same factors playing a role – alcohol, texting, distracted by friends or fiddling with the radio or MP3 player. Inattentive or distracted driving habits, including lack of…

  Wrongful Death When an individual is killed from wrongful death actions, often it is due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. Under Oregon Revised Statute 30.020, a civil statute that establishes the procedures for bringing wrongful death actions to court, settlements belongs to the estate and is normally brought…

In representing a crime victim, it is important for criminal defense attorneys to realize that there are two legal sides to such cases – the civil side and the criminal side.  An understanding of both sides helps to maximize your protection and recovery.  More importantly, the two sides do not operate in a vacuum, but…