What Should I Do Immediately Following a Hit and Run?
Posted on May 27, 2019 in Auto Accidents
A hit-and-run is an incident in which one driver causes damage to another driver’s car, typically via collision and then immediately leaves the scene. Hit-and-run collisions occur when both drivers are present, or when only one driver is aware of the collision. For instance, a car that backs into you while reversing, then leaves, is… read more
Black Ice Safety Tips
Posted on May 20, 2019 in Slip and Fall Accidents
Black ice is a thin coat of ice that covers roadways when the temperature is below freezing. It appears to be black only because it creates a clear, glassy coating that covers dark-colored roads – this gives it the appearance of being black. Black ice is created when rain/water falls on the roadway, or when… read more
What Are “No-Zones”?
Posted on May 16, 2019 in Truck Accidents
“No-zones” refer to the blind spots that truck drivers experience while driving. Although most trucks possess a mirror system to enhance environmental visibility, these mirrors do not fill in all of the blind spots created by such large vehicles. Generally, blind spots exist within 20 feet of the front of the truck, and 200 feet… read more
What Are Oregon’s Move Over Laws and Driving Myths?
Posted on May 13, 2019 in Auto Accidents
Oregon’s driving laws are in place to decrease the likelihood of car accidents and other dangerous situations. Regardless, some Oregon residents are under false impressions when (it comes to) what they think is appropriate driving behavior. Oregon’s Move Over Law Oregon established its Move Over Law (ORS 811.147) in response to the unnecessary volume of… read more
What Is Unjust Enrichment?
Posted on April 23, 2019 in Portland Personal Injury Lawyer
Unjust enrichment is one party profiting at the expense of another. Most unjust enrichment situations occur accidentally or by mistake. In these situations, however, the party that received the unjust enrichment has to pay restitution to the other party. Understanding the state laws surrounding this issue can help you know what to do if you… read more
What You Should Know Before Buying a Car in Oregon
Posted on April 16, 2019 in Auto Accidents
Purchasing a car is a large investment. As the buyer, you should do everything in your power to ensure the safety and success of this investment. Unfortunately, the car-buying process can be confusing, whether you are a first-time buyer or previous owner. The automotive dealer business involves a lot of opportunities for scams and bad… read more
What Is Additur & Remittitur?
Posted on April 9, 2019 in Personal Injury Claim Process
During a personal injury trial in Oregon, you may hear the terms additur and remittitur. These terms refer to options both parties have to request a different jury verdict. If the jury’s verdict does not satisfy one of the parties, it is possible to file a motion for the trial court to either increase the… read more
What Are the Oregon Motorcycle Laws Every Rider Should Know?
Posted on April 2, 2019 in Motorcycle Accidents
Obeying traffic and motorcycle laws in Oregon can help you stay out of legal trouble – and potentially avoid a vehicle accident. Following the rules can make your actions more predictable to surrounding drivers. This can help you prevent collisions related to lack of visibility, lane changes, and turns. Whether this is your first time… read more
What Is Inattentive Blindness?
Posted on March 26, 2019 in Uncategorized
Every driver has a shared duty to all others on the roadway: the duty to pay attention. Keeping one’s eyes on the road is a crucial part of exercising a reasonable standard of care as a driver. Yet thousands of drivers ignore this duty and mistakenly believe they can do other things while driving. Sadly,… read more
What Are Delayed Symptoms?
Posted on March 21, 2019 in Uncategorized
Some injuries, such as broken bones, a victim can immediately recognize they are there. The accident victim will experience pain, the inability to move the affected limb, and other signs that something is wrong. Other injuries, however, may have hidden or delayed symptoms. Delayed symptoms may become noticeable later, after the adrenaline from the accident… read more