Subrogation After an Oregon Injury Claim Settlement

“Subrogation.” Wikipedia has a full definition: “circumstances in which an insurance company tries to recoup expenses for a claim it paid out when another party should have been responsible for paying at least a portion of that claim.” Here’s my definition: when your health insurer (or auto insurer, or Medicare, or other insurer) steals your […]

Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) After a Portland Car Accident

Many different things can cause PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and car crashes are a very common one. It is normal after a traumatic experience to feel frightened and overwhelmed, and in most cases these feelings go away with time and life returns to normal. Treating PTSD after a car crash can be just as important […]

Four-Pound Attack Dachshund? Appeals Court Rules No

Animal assaults are a tricky area of the law, and it is one often subject to litigation. Can you sue if you become injured while fleeing from a pursuant dog? If so, who can be sued, and do specifics of the dog have any bearing on the case? Here’s an interesting example of a complex […]

Held at….Dog Point? Man and Son Robbed by Pit Bull Owner

Date: July 11, 2011 Location: Salmon Street Plaza, Eastbank Esplanade, Portland Names: Rodney Graves, Jan Leith Haga Jr. Portland Police officers arrested a 29-year-old man who used a pit bull to commit a robbery Sunday evening. The victims were a Portland man and his 14-year-old son. According to the story reported by the Oregonian, at […]

Asleep at the Wheel: Driver Injures Passenger and Child

Date: July 11, 2011 Location: Highway 126E, milepost 12, near Walterville Names: Mary Wullschleger, Connie Acord Three people, including a 4-year-old boy, were injured early Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident when the car’s driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Oregon State Police Trooper Michael Pelkey reported that at about 1:20 a.m. on July […]

Safety Belts Keep Three-Car Accident from Serious Injuries

Date: July 4, 2011 Location: Intersection Highway 20 & Old Bend Redmond Hwy. Names: Micah Nelson, Alko Dawn Fadler A two-vehicle collison Monday morning resulted in three people receiving minor injuries and a Bend man being charged with a driving offense. Oregon State Police Sergeant Don Wagner reported that at sometime around 11 a.m., Micah […]

Aquarium Sued over Illness – $2.4 Million Demand

A lawsuit has been filed against the Tennessee Aquarium seeking $2.4 million by a boy’s parents who claim he contracted a bacterial infection in November known as “fish handler’s disease” after touching sharks and stingrays in an aquarium exhibit. The aquarium denies liability in the case. The aquarium provided results of water tank tests taken […]

Crash Caused by Drunk Driver Leads to Injuries

Date: July 9, 2011 Location: SW Farmington Road, Farmington Name: Christian Garcia-Vazquez A Washington County man faces charges of drunk driving and assault after a Saturday morning crash that sent one of his passengers to the hospital. According to Sergeant Bob Ray from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrived on the scene of a […]