Bike Safety Tips for Kids

Bike Safety Tips for Kids

Bicycle riding in the summer is a lot of fun, but accidents can happen. Every year about 300,000 children go to the emergency room due to bike injuries.  Some of the injuries are so serious that children may not survive.  The most common serious injuries are head and brain injuries.  Wearing a helmet is extremely […]

Health Insurance – Your Last Resort

Health Insurance – Your Last Resort

Personal injury protection (PIP) is the first place to go to get your medical bills paid if you have been in a car crash.  If you’ve been in a crash, call your own insurance company and speak to an adjuster about using your PIP for medical treatments. PIP only pays $15,000 toward your medical bills, […]

Don’t be Tricked by the other Insurance Company!

Don’t be Tricked by the other Insurance Company!

You should definitely communicate with your own insurance company’s adjuster, but the insurance adjuster for the other driver’s insurance will probably be more difficult to deal with it.  Here are some of the tricks the insurance adjuster will use to try and make you settle your case for an unfair amount. 1. Pretending to be […]

Celebrate National Water Safety Month this Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrate National Water Safety Month this Memorial Day Weekend

May is National Water Safety Month. With the weather looking up for this Memorial Day Weekend, it is important to re-visit water safety tips. Swimming is one of the most popular summer activities. Child drowning is a silent death and unfortunately it happens more often than you think. Drowning is the second leading cause of […]

Southeast Portland is one of the Worst parts of the City for Bike-car Crashes

Southeast Portland is one of the Worst parts of the City for Bike-car Crashes

Southeast Portland has one of the highest concentrations of bicycle-car related crashes in the city. Data from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Crash Analysis and Reporting Unit shows 1,600 reported incidents between 2009 and 2013. Among the top six most dangerous roads for cyclists is Powell Boulevard where 22-year-old Alistair Corkett los his right leg […]

Independent Medical Exams

Independent Medical Exams

One trick that is important to be aware of is how adjusters can use an independent medical exam (IME) as an excuse to deny your injury claims. An independent medical examiner is a doctor who has not been involved in a patient’s treatment and care, and is chosen by the insurance company.  It’s kind of […]

National Bike to Work Day is Friday May 15th

National Bike to Work Day is Friday May 15th

This May is Bike Month in Portland and all across the country. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is celebrating with fun events and activities for cyclists all over the city. For a full list of events visit the PBOT website. Friday, May 15th, is National Bike to Work Day. Mayor Charlie Hales named this week May […]

How to Find Good Doctors

How to Find Good Doctors

We are not doctors, but we regularly work with people who are seeing medical doctors, naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, surgeons, acupuncturists, massage therapists, osteopaths, and all sorts of other medical providers and specialists. In our opinion, the most important things to look for are: Excellent medical skills. Healing from your injuries is more important than your […]