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

Road Safety Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is unfortunately the most dangerous time of year for road travel. Many Americans travel to visit relatives during the holidays and local traffic typically increases due to holiday shopping, holiday parties, and other social events during the winter months. This winter take time to learn a few best practices so you and… read more

What Are Oregon’s Distracted Driving Laws?

Distracted driving of any kind is incredibly dangerous, and many states are cracking down on various forms of distracted driving, especially cell phone use behind the wheel. All Oregon drivers need to know their responsibilities and which distracting behaviors may lead to accidents and legal penalties. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), there… read more

Legal Options After an Electric Scooter Injury in Portland

Electric scooter services are one of the fastest-growing trends in many American cities, and the electric scooter sharing company Bird is the fastest company to reach a valuation of $1 billion. Bird and similar companies like Lime operate by providing electric scooters around major cities. Customers pay for rides through smartphone apps and then park… read more

Who Is Liable When Cars and Bicycles Collide?

Bicycle accidents can lead to serious injuries and other damages, especially when an accident involves a motor vehicle and a bicycle. Most bikes are small and can be difficult to spot, and some drivers fail to notice bicyclists in time to avoid accidents. However, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as other vehicles on… read more

Paulson Coletti Earns Tier 1 Ranking in the List of the Best Lawyers for 2019

Paulson Coletti is excited to announce that the firm has been listed as a Tier 1 law firm in the 2019 Best Law Firms rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyer. You can read more about his honor in our press release here. Our Portland attorneys at Paulson Coletti are committed to providing injured victims… read more