It’s not just your imagination, Oregon roads are busier than ever, and there’s no sign of the masses abandoning their cars anytime soon. Millions of drivers navigate our freeways, highways, and city streets safely; however, there are many who drive erratically, speed, text, eat, or even apply makeup while driving or while stopped at a…

Each year thousands of Oregonians are involved in car accidents, causing serious injuries that lead to hospitalization, time missed from work, and emotional distress. Most of these car crashes can be satisfactorily resolved by the insurance companies representing the involved parties. However, there are times when it’s best to seek legal help in order to ensure that…

If you have been the victim of an accident or injury through no fault of your own, there are many difficult and confusing tasks you will have to attend to after you heal or return home from the hospital. You may need to file a bodily injury claim, deal with opposing insurance companies to reach…

The costs and attorney fees during a personal injury case depend on several factors. Factors such as severity of injury, availability of evidence, number of witnesses and people involved, and number of expert witnesses require, contribute to the litigation process and the bottom line cost of your case.

One of the great perks of living in Oregon is the freshly caught seafood. However, we sometimes forget the incredible risk fishermen take to retrieve their catches along the cold–and sometimes vicious– waters of the Pacific.

Last night, Monday July 2, 2012, Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct and the Traffic Division responded to the report of a car accident where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Southeast 82nd Avenue near Insley Street. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the adult male victim suffering from serious personal…

Yesterday a sad story walked through my door, but also an important lesson. An older woman came in who had been involved in an car accident almost two years ago. Her car was rear-ended by a commercial truck. The impact totaled her, but she herself initially had not suffered major personal injury. Only some strain…

An Oregon woman won a $900,000 jury verdict against a retired dentist who gave her a surprise case of herpes on their fourth date—the latest of a few large damage awards. The jury in Portland deliberated only two hours before finding that the woman was only 25% responsible for contracting the sexually transmitted disease that…

An ODOT employee is credited with rescuing an injured man from a submerged vehicle following a Tuesday afternoon five-vehicle car accident along Highway 20 east of Albany. Five people were suffered personal injuries and were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. According to Trooper Ray Stallsworth, on June 19, 2012 at…

 As a personal injury attorney that handles elder abuse and nursing home neglect or abuse cases, I am not surprised by the recent statistics released by the State on elder abuse in Oregon.  And the stats do not lie.  Elder abuse at home and in nursing homes neglect and abuse is an epidemic which will…