What It Means When a Hospital Files a Lien in Your Injury Case

When a person sustains an injury and is in the midst of a medical emergency, the most important thing that needs to occur is to get them to a hospital as soon as possible. When a person arrives at the emergency room due to a medical emergency, there is not going to be any time… read more

Oregon Castle Doctrine

The idea that a person has the right to defend themselves and their property is nothing new in Oregon or throughout the United States. Self-defense claims regularly occur in Oregon if a person has to use force against a burglar or a home invader, and the conversation usually revolves around whether or not the use… read more

What Is The Burden Of Proof Under Oregon State Law?

If you have sustained an injury that was caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another person in Oregon, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses through a personal injury lawsuit. While this may seem straightforward, an Oregon personal injury lawsuit can be incredibly complicated. The person who is making… read more

What is “Assumption of Risk”?

If you have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, you should be able to recover compensation for what happened. However, recovering compensation can be complicated, especially if it is argued that the victim had an “assumption of risk.” It is important to understand this concept and how it can apply… read more

How Is Pain And Suffering Calculated In Oregon?

In the aftermath of sustaining an injury that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, victims are usually able to receive settlements for their losses. Part of these settlements often includes damages for pain and suffering. It is important to understand how pain and suffering damages are calculated in Oregon. These damages are… read more

I Was Injured At The Gym. What Can I do?

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 8.6 million sports- and recreation-related injuries reported each year. Many of these injuries happen when a person is at the gym exercising. There are many different types of exercise facilities in and around our area, including gyms, exercise studios, fitness… read more

Understanding the Good Samaritan Laws in Oregon

You may have heard about the concept of “Good Samaritan” laws but not really understood what they do and who they protect. There are times when situations arise in which a person is injured and would benefit from the help of a nearby bystander. However, there have been times in which people face lawsuits for… read more

How Keeping An Injury Journal Can Help Your Claim

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, you will likely be working to secure compensation for your losses. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, as well as pain and suffering damages. Unfortunately, securing the compensation you are entitled… read more

What Is Additur & Remittitur?

During a personal injury trial in Portland, 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 Delayed Symptoms?

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