What Are the Leading Causes of Quadriplegia?

An individual with quadriplegia is someone who experiences paralysis of all four limbs. Quadriplegia can begin at birth and develop due to a severe accident or other traumatic injuries. Life with quadriplegia can be challenging and can require a future filled with expensive medical care. A Portland spinal cord injury attorney may be able to… read more

How Can Pre-Existing Conditions Complicate an Injury Claim?

After sustaining an injury caused by the negligence of another party, recovering compensation could be challenging if you have a pre-existing condition. However, the reality is that a pre-existing condition should not prevent a person from securing the compensation needed from an at-fault party. Here, we want to discuss why pre-existing conditions become such an… read more

The Role of Eyewitness Testimony in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

When a person sustains an injury caused by the negligent actions of another party, they will likely try to recover compensation either through an insurance settlement or a Portland personal injury lawsuit. There will be many types of evidence you used to determine the other party’s negligence, including eyewitness testimony. Here, we want to discuss… read more

Drug & Alcohol Abuse by Truck Drivers

Just thinking about a commercial truck driver being impaired by alcohol or drugs and operating these vehicles is scary. Commercial trucks can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, which basically puts the driver behind the wheel of a massive weapon that can cause significant injuries and property damage. Drug and alcohol impairment significantly… read more

Did a Defective Airbag Cause My Injury?

Vehicle accidents often result in injuries, but sometimes these injuries are caused by the various safety devices used to prevent injuries. This can include airbags. Not all airbag injuries are the result of a defective airbag. Sometimes, individuals do sustain minor abrasions or contusions as a result of the deploying airbag when a crash occurs…. read more

How to Find Traffic Accident Reports in Oregon

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident, it is very likely that you are going to need the accident report to move forward with an insurance claim. Regardless of who was at-fault for the incident, the accident report is a crucial piece of the puzzle. Here, we want to… read more

What is Oregon’s “One Bite Rule?”

Dog bite injuries can lead to significant setbacks for a victim. Injury victims should have a way to recover compensation if their injury was caused by another person’s dog, but there are specific laws in place regarding these incidents. Oregon subscribes to the “one bite rule” concerning dog bites, which is different from how other… read more

Oregon Laws On Approaching a Yellow Traffic Light

Everyone intuitively knows that a yellow light means that they need to slow down. However, is that really what everybody does? Some people slow down, and some people speed up. But what is actually supposed to be done, according to Oregon law, when approaching a yellow traffic light? What the Yellow Light Means in Oregon… read more

Are Stop Signs In Parking Lots Legitimate In Oregon?

Stop signs are universal. When you see a stop sign, you know exactly what you are supposed to do when driving a vehicle. However, are stop signs inside of parking lots legitimate in the state of Oregon? Here, we want to understand the legality of stop signs in general as well as the stop signs… read more

What Happens if You Are Injured by a Road Defect?

Even though the vast majority of vehicle accidents are caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers, there are times when incidents are caused by roadway defects. It is important to understand liability issues when a roadway defect accident occurs. Who pays compensation to the injury or property damage victims? Is determining liability… read more