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…

  Image Source: Oregon Live While it serves an incredibly worthwhile cause, the foster care system is sometimes imperfect. When the system fails the people it’s supposed to protect, as it did in the case of Gloria Joya who died from severe gastrointestinal problems while a ward of the State, it’s essential to investigate what…

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,…

When a loved one dies unexpectedly, it can be challenging to fully engage with the mourning process while also determining if you have a wrongful death case. But in addition to the emotional trauma that accompanies these types of losses, families can also experience a huge financial burden, especially if the victim was the primary…

If you’ve been downtown in the past few months, you’ve certainly seen an array of e-scooters whizzing past. Here’s everything you need to know about the electric scooter rental pilot program in Portland. Portland Electric Scooter Rental Pilot Program Details The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is currently conducting a four-month pilot program for shared…

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…

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…

Nothing beats Oregon in the summer, but along with the sunny weather comes an increase in outdoor injuries. This guide from wrongful death attorney Paul Galm explores common watercraft accident causes so you can learn more about how to prevent boat accidents and accidental drownings this summer. Excessive Speed Just like roads, different areas have…