Should a Drunk Driver Be Allowed to Sue the Bar That Overserved Her?

Should a Drunk Driver Be Allowed to Sue the Bar That Overserved Her?

The fearless lawyers at Pickett Dummigan brought an unusual lawsuit a while back regarding a drunk driving accident. They represent Ashley Schutz for extremely serious injuries that she received after she drank way too much alcohol and then caused a car crash. The suit is complex and has multiple defendants and causes of action, but […]

Six Months for Cracking Man’s Skull and Leaving Him to Bleed

I wrote about the hit-and-run that left Ryan Hendrix with a cracked skull and bleeding near the brain back on December 13, 2012. The driver who hit Mr. Hendrix as he was crossing the street was finally sentenced recently: to six months in jail, three years probation, and one year without a driver’s license. Ronald […]

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 […]

Minors Can Get Counseling Without Telling Parents…But Can’t Tan

There is an interesting juxtaposition of bills affecting the rights of minors going through the Oregon legislature these days. One that gives minors more rights, and one that takes rights away. I’m in favor of both of them – giving rights with one hand, and taking them away with the other. Senate Bill 491 – […]

Don’t Let Immigration Views Stand In the Way of Safer Roads

Don’t Let Immigration Views Stand In the Way of Safer Roads

So glad the “Driver’s Card” Bill passed. The bill creates a “driver’s card” that is like a driver’s license except that it can be used for driving ONLY. It cannot be used, for example, to board airplanes, or gain entrance to federal buildings. I support this bill on public safety grounds, and regardless of your […]

Broadway Cab Company Under Fire Again

Portland, OR – On April 25th, the Portland personal injury firm of Shulman DuBois LLC filed a lawsuit with the Multnomah County Court against Broadway Cab for injuries incurred by Jeremiah Jumel in April of 2012. This is the second time recently that a Broadway Cab driver has come under fire for failing to obey […]

What Would You Do If…

Fantastic article in the New York Times about one woman living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) her husband received on the job. As a lawyer, you’d think the legal aspects of the article would grab me, but in fact I barely noticed them, focused as I was on the emotional story she was telling. […]