Medical Liens and the Importance of Negotiation

If your health insurance or your auto insurance (PIP) pays your medical bills due to an injury that was someone else’s fault, and then you get a settlement from that person (or their insurance company), then your insurance company (that pays your medical bills) has the legal right to get back the money they paid […]

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What are my legal rights if I was injured at work?

Employers are required to provide their employees with safe working conditions in a healthy environment. If an employer fails to meet this criterion, then an employee may be injured as a result. Even in the safest workplaces, accident can still occur. To protect your rights if injured at your workplace, the first step is to […]

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Dark Streets Limit Visibility for Drivers and Pedestrians

  The past couple of weeks there have been several accidents involving pedestrians being hit by vehicles in the early morning or evenings when it is still dark out. Some of these crashes involved victims who did not survive. If you are walking at night make sure drivers can see you. Be visible and try […]

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When is the Wrong time to Pass other Vehicles

  Over the past couple weeks, there has been multiple car crashes involving vehicles trying to pass others in no-passing zones in Oregon. Unfortunately, these crashes typically end with serious injuries or death due to the speed of the vehicles attempting to pass. Head-on collisions in these situations are extremely life-threatening. If you misjudge the […]

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Interactive Map Shows Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in Portland Area

Pedestrian and cyclist deaths have increased each year since 2009. Since these deaths were creating a big concern, federal officials launched and initiative in September to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety. Including Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark counties, pedestrian and cyclist deaths are matching the national upward trend. The graph below shows the number each […]

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Plan Ahead this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are two of the most common holidays for drunk driving accidents to occur.   Each year nearly 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes and during the holidays it is even more prevalent. Stay safe this New Year’s and plan ahead if you are going to be drinking. Whether […]

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