Recent Posts in Injury Litigation Category

  • Jury Awards Paulson Coletti Clients $13.9 Million After Garbage Truck Severed Leg

    || 25-May-2016

    A Multnomah County jury awarded $13.5 million to a man who lost his leg after being struck by a garbage truck and $400,000 to the man’s wife for loss of consortium. 57-year-old Scott Busch was crossing the street when a garbage truck making an illegal right turn struck him. Busch was crossing in the crosswalk and with the “walk” signal at 5:45 am on his way to work, when he was ...
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  • Oregon Lawsuit: Alleged Extreme Starvation of 2 Preschoolers

    || 21-Mar-2016

    A new lawsuit accuses the Oregon Department of Human Services of failing to supervise a situation in which two foster children were allegedly starved. In the complaint, the foster parents’ alleged negligence caused the children (4 and 5 years old) to weigh the same now as they did when they were 1 and 2. When they arrived at the hospital, the boy, 4, weighed just 27 lbs. This is the average ...
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  • John Coletti has been selected for inclusion in the 21stEdition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. John was also named “Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers® 2014-15 Portland, OR Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. This ...
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  • Jane Paulson was selected for inclusion in the 21stEdition of Best Lawyers of America© in the practice area of: Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Jane has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2006. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. With over three decades of ...
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  • Oregon Bicycle Injury Attorneys Talk Road Sharing

    || 24-Jul-2014

    Oregon is a mecca for bicyclists. It seems nearly every year the city of Portland tops lists like Best Bicycle Cities in the U.S. With more bicycles on the road in and around the city center, the chances for bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles increases. The Portland Tribune covered a recent accident in an article titled “ Bicyclist Injured in Molalla Crash ”. In an accident in ...
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  • Oregon Attorney Chuck Paulson Recognized by Best Lawyers

    || 11-Jul-2014

    Chuck Paulson was recently recognized as a “30-year Best Lawyer” for the upcoming 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Marking 30 years in publication, Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public and are considered the most reliable, ...
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  • Who is Liable in an Oregon Personal Injury Case

    || 8-Jul-2014

    There is no simple answer to this question because Oregon personal injury law is complicated and covers a wide variety of potential legal claims. For example, as Portland, Oregon personal injury lawyers, we handle cases ranging from: medical malpractice, trucking accidents, auto accidents and defective products, to premises liability, motorcycle accidents, and construction accidents just to name a ...
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  • When an accident occurs due to the negligence and fault of others, it may be necessary to hire a personal injury attorney. This legal representative will serve as the victim’s legal advocate who interprets the law and acts in the best interests of their client. However, not all personal injury attorneys are created equal. If you need to hire an Oregon personal injury attorney and don’t ...
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  • When to Hire an Oregon Personal Injury Attorney

    || 21-Apr-2014

    Accidents, injury and death are all common occurrences. However, when people are harmed due to the negligence or fault of another entity such as a person or company, they may need an experienced personal injury attorney to represent them. Personal injury refers to the physical, emotional, or mental harm that was the result of someone else’s negligent actions. As a result of the damages ...
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  • Explaining the Oregon Personal Injury Claim Process

    || 18-Mar-2014

    Q: I believe I may have a personal injury claim for an accident I suffered in Oregon at the hands of others. Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer to handle my case? How long does the entire process take? A: These are great questions about the Oregon personal injury claim process and we receive them often. There are many details to consider in each case, so answering this question will be in ...
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  • What is Wrongful Death?

    || 11-Feb-2014

    When a loved one’s death is the result someone else’s negligence, the case can be considered wrongful death. Families of the wrongful death victims are often left emotionally and financially devastated. Through the legal system, however, victim’s families can bring a claim against the negligent party (or company) to hold them accountable and take responsibility. These lawsuits ...
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  • Product Liability Law - Do you have a case?

    || 8-Jan-2014

    We’ve all dealt with defective products of one sort or another, but when those defects cause harm or injury, you may have a product liability claim. You must prove the product is defective to warrant a case. Our firm has been handling product liability cases in Oregon and Washington for decades. To help you further understand product liability law to see if you have a case, know that there ...
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  • What Is Medical Negligence?

    || 3-Jan-2014

    A May 2013 article in Forbes magazine states that the top three causes of death in the United States are: 1) heart disease, 2) cancer, and 3) medical negligence, in that order. The article also reveals that more than $3 billion went to medical malpractice payments in 2012. In other words, medical negligence is a serious issue. Medical negligence cases are serious and complicated Medical ...
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  • Oregon Bicycle Accident Lawyers Talk Bike Injuries

    || 2-Jan-2014

    As cyclists, automobile drivers and Oregon bicycle accident lawyers, we look at accidents involving a motorist and a bicyclist from a unique perspective. The issue basically comes down to this: many automobile drivers do not respect the bicyclists’ rights to share the roads and bike riders haven’t been educated about sharing the roads with automobiles. The popularity of bicycling has ...
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  • John Coletti, Jane Paulson, and Chuck Paulson of Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC recently made the 2014 Best Lawyers® in America List. This esteemed award by U.S. News-Best Lawyers is given to lawyers for their excellent ratings from both their peers and clients. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Chuck Paulson has been ...
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