What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have decided to hire a lawyer, how do you find a good one?  We can offer a few hard and fast rules, and a few guidelines. Hard and Fast Rules Rule #1: Meet with the lawyer before you sign anything.  If you have a bad feeling about the lawyer, trust your gut instinct, […]

Portland Bridges may get $33 Million for Cyclist/Pedestrian Upgrades by 2020

Portland Bridges may get $33 Million for Cyclist/Pedestrian Upgrades by 2020

Some of Multnomah County’s busiest bridges crossing the Willamette River could see biking and walking upgrades within the next five years.  One of the new ideas for the Hawthorne Bridge would be to separate the bike and foot traffic area into possibly using one of the four auto lanes on the bridge deck. There is a […]

Do I Need an Attorney to Settle my Case?

Do I Need an Attorney to Settle my Case?

You may not need an attorney for your accident.  If you have minor injuries, you are not in bankruptcy, all of your medical bills have been paid by PIP, and the insurance company treats you respectfully and truthfully, you may be better off settling your lawsuit directly with the insurance company. It is usually difficult […]

Uber & Lyft are now legal in Portland thanks to a 120-day Pilot Program

Uber & Lyft are now legal in Portland thanks to a 120-day Pilot Program

  Tuesday night the City Council voted 3-2 to allow ride-sharing companies to operate in Portland as a part of a 120-day pilot program. Since Uber starting running illegally in Portland back in December, that made it hard for some of the commissioners to trust their business practices. The 120-day pilot programs would lift the […]

Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything

These are the times when you find out what you are really made of.  Anyone can be optimistic when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. But we Oregonians know how to keep a good attitude when the weather is bad. It is natural and easy to fall into self-pity when you have […]

Driver-Pedestrian Safety Tips this Spring

Driver-Pedestrian Safety Tips this Spring

With some of the warmest weather hitting the Portland area this weekend, it is important for drivers and pedestrians to be aware of each other to avoid accidents.  As the weather gets nicer, more people will be outside enjoying themselves.  Parents, make sure when your kids are playing outside, they stay off busy roads to […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Most Americans drivers believe that hands-free devices are safer than using your cell phone. Over 30 studies show that hands-free devices are no safer because your brain is still distracted by the conversation you are having. Driver’s can miss up to half of what is going on around them including traffic lights, stop signs, pedestrians […]

What is my Case Worth?

What is my Case Worth?

What is a broken arm worth? How about a bulging vetebral disc that causes nerve pain down the arm for six months until surgery fixes it? What if the surgery doesn’t work? Unfortunately, there is no science to this.  In fact, here’s the crazy way that our society figures out what a broken arm is […]