The #1 Mistake After an Injury: Not Seeking Medical Care

Portland personal injury attorneys are advising people that not seeing a doctor after a motor vehicle accident could mean even bigger trouble paying medical bills than if they went to the doctor right away. The sad fact is, too many people make the mistake of not seeing a physician within three days of being involved […]

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Do I Need a Portland Personal Injury Lawyer?

It’s a universal dilemma, and one that thousands of Oregon motorists have asked themselves after being injured because of another road user’s negligence: “Do I really need a Portland personal injury lawyer to look after my claim?” What kind of answer would you expect to receive on an injury attorney’s blog? Well, it may shock […]

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“McDonald’s Coffee Case” . . . Again

“Stella Liebeck”: The woman who spilled McDonald’s coffee on herself. The “Stella Awards”: Awards given every year to mark particularly absurd lawsuits, named after her. “McDonald’s Coffee Case”: A term that has become shorthand for “our civil justice system is broken because people sue over events that were their own fault and make millions.” We’ve […]

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Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Make the World Safer?

Personal injury lawsuits are supposed to serve several different purposes: They’re supposed to compensate someone who was injured due to another person’s carelessness. They’re supposed to make the person who actually caused a loss to pay for that loss. They’re supposed to help prevent injuries from resulting in bankruptcy, if the injury was not your […]

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Little Known Law Creates Injustice for Workers Injured on the Job

“Whatsoever you have done unto the least of these men, you have done it to me.” I learn new things every day. Today I was taught something by a 25-year-old man with broken bones in his back who has required three surgeries so far. His medical bills are about $500,000 so far, and he’s not […]

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Do Gaps in Treatment Lead to More Injury Trials?

One of the duties of a lawyer is to tell people the truth, even when it hurts. To tell people that their actions, however well-intentioned and justifiable, may have certain unfair consequences. No lawyer enjoys it, but it is part of our job. So don’t shoot the messenger. Let me give you an example of […]

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