How do you negotiate a personal injury settlement?

If you were injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you can be compensated for your losses. Determining the right value to settle your injury claim can be difficult. Before you begin the settlement process you must speak to a doctor to determine the type and extent of your injuries. This way you […]

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Portland Sues Uber for Operating Illegally in the City

On Monday, the City of Portland filed a lawsuit against the ride sharing service, Uber, for operating illegally. The case has moved from the Multnomah County Circuit Court to federal court per Uber’s request. Accomodating Portland rules for Uber would cost more than $100,000 and change their business model completetly. The San Francisco based ride […]

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What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Did you know that in the event of a car accident with an uninsured at-fault driver, you can use uninsured motorist coverage?  This coverage protects you under these circumstances. How it works is that you make a claim against your own insurance company, for up to the limit of coverage, instead of against the other driver. […]

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How Much Money is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you’re considering filing a claim with an insurance company because you’ve been hurt (personal injury lawsuit) you’re probably wondering how much your case is worth.  Our civil justice system awards money (damages) to the person injured by making the party responsible for the injury (or their insurance company) pay the injured person for the […]

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Help! I Crashed Someone Else’s Car – Will Insurance Cover this?

People often contact an Oregon car insurance attorney when they have been in an accident in which someone got injured. That’s common enough. However, considerable confusion and anxiety are often the byproducts of an accident where either the person driving the car didn’t own it, or the owner of the car had loaned it to […]

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Can Your Laptop Plead the Fifth? “Testimony” in a Digital Age

The Electronic Frontier Foundation always gets involved in interesting cases, and Leon Gelfgatt’s is no exception: Mr. Gelfgatt was arrested and charged with forgery. Then the government got a search warrant and seized his electronics as evidence. But he had encrypted his files, and the government couldn’t break the encryption. So they asked a judge […]

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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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