What are the Dangers of Driving with a Hangover?

Most people understand that driving drunk is dangerous and is a common cause of traffic injuries and fatalities. What many people fail to realize is that the effects of drinking and driving do not always wear off after the buzz is over with. Driving while hungover is also dangerous and can lead to serious incidents…. read more

What are My Options if the Insurance Company Won’t Pay?

When you file an insurance claim after a car accident, you may not be ready for the hassle that comes with making the claim. Even if the process is complicated, you fully expect to receive a payment to cover your losses. Regardless of whether you are filing a claim with your insurance company or with… read more

Grilling Safety Tips

As the weather begins to cool, many people like to get outside, fire up the grill, and cook some delicious food. However fun grilling might be, it does come with some risks. According to a report released by FEMA, most of these fires were due to mechanical failure, misuse of the product, or operational deficiency…. read more

Does Auto Insurance Cover Drunk Driving in Oregon and Washington?

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous to everyone on the roadway. Law enforcement officers in both Oregon and Washington take drunk driving seriously. Those caught doing so can face severe penalties, including jail time and fines. However, many people wonder if drunk driving is also covered by auto insurance. What happens if… read more

What is Dooring and How Can it Be Prevented?

If you are a bicycle rider, whether for recreation or for regular transportation, you know there are risks involved. Regardless of how safely you ride, you cannot predict the actions and behaviors of other drivers. During the latest reporting year in Oregon, there were nearly 800 bicycle crashes. These led to 10 fatalities and 754… read more

Third-Party Liability in a Construction Accident

If you or someone you love works in the construction industry, then you know there are more risks involved than most workers face in their jobs. However, that does not mean you should not be able to recover a fair compensation for your injuries. In many cases, construction accident injuries are caused by third-party contractors… read more

Can a Brain Injury Occur Without Loss of Consciousness?

Brain injuries are some of the most devastating injuries that can happen to a person. They have a range of consequences for victims, from short- to long-term disabilities. In some cases, a brain injury leads to the need for lifelong care. However, one question many people have is – Can a person suffer a brain… read more

Understanding Flat Bed Truck Accidents and the Negligence That Causes Them

Accidents involving large flatbed trucks are much more devastating than regular passenger vehicle crashes. However, these crashes happen all the time in the United States and in Oregon. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tells us that there were approximately 148,000 people injured and 4,761 people were killed in large truck crashes during the… read more

What is the Difference Between Ordinary Negligence vs. Gross Negligence?

It is important to establish negligence in any kind of personal injury case you are seeking damages from. However, there are different kinds of negligence, and the terms you hear may confuse you. Today, we want to discuss the difference between ordinary negligence and gross negligence. We will also look at how each type of… read more

What is a Jack Knife Truck Accident?

Large commercial truck accidents cause some of the most severe traffic crash injuries. Accidents involving commercial trucks affect thousands of people across the US each year. In Oregon, there were nearly 3,000 truck crashes during the latest reporting year, according to the state Department of Transportation. Out of those accidents, over 1,550 people were injured… read more