What Is the Timeline of a Car Accident Lawsuit in Oregon?

When you are in a car accident, you expect to receive compensation from the incident quickly, allowing you to fix your car, pay your medical bills, and move on. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. There are many instances in which a car accident lawsuit becomes a necessary step in the process, especially if insurance… read more

What Factors Cause Fatal Car Crashes?

Fatal traffic collisions occur due to a variety of reasons, often the negligent actions of other drivers on the roadway. Such negligence-related collisions frequently result in wrongful death lawsuits in Portland and other cities. Examining the leading causes of fatal crashes can help the general public understand the main risks associated with operating on Oregon… read more

How is Liability Determined for a Multi-Car Crash in Oregon?

Accidents do not always involve just one vehicle. They can also include a chain reaction with one car hitting another. These multi-car accidents are complicated because there may be one or more parties involved, and all parties sustaining damage typically need to know who to blame to receive fair compensation. Determining liability in a multi-car… read more

Steps to Follow After a Pedestrian Collision

When pedestrians are struck by a vehicle, they often sustain severe injuries. These initial accident scene can be chaotic, but there are certain steps that victims (or those around them) can take to help ensure not only the victim’s well-being but also the integrity of any Portland pedestrian accident claim that arises. Examine Injuries and… read more

Do the Police Have Jurisdiction Over Private Property Accidents?

The vast majority of vehicle accidents that occur must be reported to the police, but what about accidents that occur on private property? These incidents can result in challenges when determining liability, and an accident report completed by a law enforcement officer can help. Here, we want to review what authority the police have over… read more

What Car Defects Commonly Cause Injuries?

Our vehicles are complex pieces of machinery. All of a vehicle’s parts make up what is supposed to be a well-running entity, but when one or more parts are defective, drivers and passengers could sustain injuries. Here, we want to examine some of the vehicle defects that commonly cause injuries to occupants, as well as… read more

What Types of Bone Fractures Can a Car Accident Cause?

Fractured bones are one of the more serious injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident in Oregon and the surrounding areas. However, there are certain types of fractures that are more common than others in vehicle accidents. Here, we want to examine the types of bone fractures that a car accident… read more

Potential Lasting Effects of a Car Accident

Vehicle accidents are not uncommon, but they can lead to significant long-term effects on those involved. The potential long-lasting effects of a vehicle accident are often related to traumatic injuries and any disabilities a person sustains. However, it is just as important to recognize the potential long term emotional and psychological effects that a vehicle… read more

Long-Term Effects of Whiplash After a Car Crash

Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries that can occur as a result of a vehicle accident. This type of injury can occur anytime the neck or upper body is forced into a rapid back and forth or side-to-side movement, similar to the cracking of a whip. According to the Mayo Clinic,… 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