Never Leave Children in a Hot Vehicle Unattended

Never Leave Children in a Hot Vehicle Unattended

As temperatures in the Portland area reach triple digits, we want to remind people to not leave children or pets inside vehicles unattended. On average, more than three-dozen children die of heatstroke in hot vehicles in the U.S. each year. Even with the windows cracked, it is still dangerous to leave a child or pet […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Mild Injury A mild traumatic brain injury doesn’t usually require medical treatment other than rest and overt-the-counter pain relievers to treat a headache. It is important to monitor your injury if is persistent, worsening or any new symptoms occur.   Visiting the doctor will help you recover with the proper steps and care. A doctor will […]

Finding the Right Doctor is Important to Win your Case

Finding the Right Doctor is Important to Win your Case

The value of your case depends on many factors, but two of the most important are: your credibility, and how serious your injuries are. Now, how does a jury (or a lawyer, or an insurance adjuster) figure out how injured you really are? Usually, the best way is to read your medical records and talk […]

Lying about your Injuries Could Cost You

Lying about your Injuries Could Cost You

If you have been injured and there is a possibility you may bring a lawsuit, you must be absolutely honest.  No lies.  No exaggerations.  The insurance companies have huge databases, and they will spend some time researching your injuries and case if it will help them avoid having to pay you.  They will find medical […]

Forest Grove Police Officer’s Body Camera Captures Car Crash as it Happens

Troy Maslen with the Forest Grove Police Department was wearing a helmet-mounted camera that capture more than just a routine traffic stop on July 14th. Maslen had a driver pulled over while he heard a loud crash nearby at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Hawthorne Street. The camera shows the traffic lights on Hawthorne […]

Oregon Wrongful Death Claims: What you need to know

Oregon Wrongful Death Claims: What you need to know

In Oregon, wrongful death is defined as “death caused by the wrongful act or omission of another”, and are typically caused by a negligent, reckless or intentional act. Wrongful death includes the same sort of actions that would support a personal injury claim if the deceased person had lived. The main difference between a wrongful […]

Car Crash or Car Accident?

Car Crash or Car Accident?

Insurance companies love to talk about “accidents”, because that word implies that your injury was nobody’s fault.  Insurance company lawyers like to use the word “accident” because they hope the jury will start to believe that the “accident” was not anybody’s fault.  In reality, an “accident” is usually caused by someone who wasn’t paying attention. […]

The Effects of Drugged Driving

The Effects of Drugged Driving

Similar to driving after consuming alcohol, driving after taking drugs can be a huge safety risk to the driver, passengers and others on the road. Why is drugged driving dangerous? Different drugs have various effects on how they act in the brain. For example, cocaine and methamphetamine can cause drivers to be aggressive and reckless […]