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…

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”…

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…

Negligence can be proven in a variety of situations, including car accidents, daycare or nursing home injuries, falls, dog bites, faulty product injuries, or even wrongful deaths. In negligence cases, your attorney must be able to prove that another party was at fault because they weren’t exercising the standard of care expected in society. In…

Helmet laws vary by state and by mode of transportation, so before you hit the road on a bicycle, e-bike, scooter, skateboard, moped, or motorcycle, it’s important that you understand Oregon helmet laws and how they apply to you. Do You Have to Wear a Helmet While Riding a Bike in Oregon? In the state…

Whether you’re wondering what happens if your dog bites someone else or what happens when a dog bites you, animal bite lawyer Paul Galm can help. According to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, there are more than 4.5 million instances of dog bites every year. Here are the dog laws you need to understand if…

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…