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…

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…

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…

In Portland, winter driving safety means knowing how to drive in rain, snow, and ice. But according to the best driver report by AllState, Portlanders are ranked among the worst wet weather drivers in the country. Follow these driving tips to help keep you and your family safe. Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain,…

It’s not just your imagination; there are more and more bikers on the road. In fact, PBOT reports that 238% more people biked to work in 2010 than in 2000. While there can be contention between drivers, bikers, and pedestrians, there’s no reason why all commuters can’t share the road safely and effectively. That’s why…

A few months ago, we highlighted the new Oregon distracted driving law, which went into effect in October 2017. This law closed loopholes that limited cell phone use to hands-free devices for phone calls and texting, extending them to any function on a phone that requires holding or touching. Additional Changes to the Distracted Driving…

(Image Source: PBOT) According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, more than half of deadly car accidents in Portland occur on just 8% of our streets. Learn more about Portland’s High Crash Network from personal injury attorney Paul Galm. Determining Portland’s High Crash Network There are 30 streets included in the City of Portland High…

Don’t miss out on your rightful claim just because you didn’t know what to do in the event of a motor vehicle accident. To increase your odds of winning your case, follow these tips when making a car accident injury claim and take advantage of a free consultation at Paul Galm Law. Assess the Damage…

Oregon law requires all drivers to purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. This automobile insurance policy, also known as no-fault car insurance, covers medical expenses for injuries of anyone involved in a car accident. In this blog, we’ll explain exactly who and what gets covered under PIP insurance, so you’re well-equipped in case you need…

Getting in a car accident is an unfortunate situation, but not being able to exchange information with the other party can be even more frustrating. A hit and run accident happens when the driver who caused the accident flees the scene without stopping to exchange information with the victim. This can make it especially difficult…