Record $10 million judgment awarded in death of Washington County jail inmate

A federal judge has approved a $10 million judgment against Corizon Health, Washington County and other defendants, settling a lawsuit brought by the parents of a 26-year-old woman who died pleading for medical help while detoxingfrom heroin in the Washington County jail. Madaline Pitkin died on April 24, 2014, on her seventh day at the… read more

What Are Survival Statutes?

Survival statutes protect an injured person’s right to recover compensatory damages for an accident even after he or she dies. In the event of death, the estate of the deceased can pursue legal action against the negligent party and receive compensatory damages. A person does not need to die from his or her injuries immediately…. read more

What Is the “Sudden Emergency” Doctrine?

According to the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people in the U.S. died in car accidents in 2017 alone. The physical, emotional, and financial costs of car accidents can take an extreme toll on anyone – and if you are involved in a collision, both you and the at-fault party will have to determine… read more

What Is Spoliation of Evidence?

When you file a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney must prove the at-fault party acted negligently. They rely on many pieces of evidence to craft a compelling case – but what happens if you lose a key piece of evidence that could make or break your case? What happens when the at-fault party intentionally destroys… read more

Winter Season Safety Tips

The rainy weather in the Pacific Northwest can lead to significant safety issues. Slips, trips, falls, car accidents, collisions with pedestrians, and other injuries can harm many Portland and Vancouver, WA residents. Wet roads, slippery sidewalks, and mud tracked inside local stores can increase the rate of personal injury during this season. Follow these tips… read more