Is Murder the Same As A Wrongful Death?

Is Murder the Same As A Wrongful Death?

A criminal case is separate and independent from a civil case. Some deaths result in only a criminal case (murder or manslaughter), but no civil case. Others may result in a civil case (known as wrongful death) but no criminal case. Still others may result in both. So yes, murder definitely constitutes a wrongful death. If […]

An Overview of Wrongful Death Claims

An Overview of Wrongful Death Claims

Overview of Wrongful Death Claims Wrongful death claims are complicated, but we are here to help you learn enough about the process to decide whether pursuing a case is in the best interests of you and your family, and if so, to help you understand the steps. Because it is complicated, many questions arise in a […]

Back-to-school Safety Tips for Drivers

Back-to-school Safety Tips for Drivers

As the school year starts up again, the roads get busier and things can get a little crazy. Buses are on new routes, kids are on bikes or walking and parents are rushing to drop kids off before work. This is an important time for drivers to slow down and pay attention, especially at times […]

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

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

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, 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 as […]

Are Your Children Protected from Tip-Over Accidents?

Are Your Children Protected from Tip-Over Accidents?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission continues its campaign to increase public awareness of child safety and accident prevention caused by furniture falling over. It isn’t hard to understand why when you consider that 200 children have lost their lives in tip-over incidents in the last 10 years and 1000’s more have required hospital treatment for […]

4 Tips to Stay Safe While Stopping on the Highway for Emergencies

4 Tips to Stay Safe While Stopping on the Highway for Emergencies

We know that it happens to everyone at one point or another: you have to pull over on the highway because of an emergency. Your child may have undone her safety restraints, or your tires may be wobbling. You may have become suddenly tired and need to take a short nap. Whatever the situation, the National […]

Benefits of Taking Oregon Motorcycle Safety Courses

Benefits of Taking Oregon Motorcycle Safety Courses

Motorcycle safety courses in Oregon are a great way for beginning and experienced riders to prepare for real-life traffic situations and road conditions. Motorcycles are exciting to ride and can be convenient forms of transportation, however, if a motorcyclist never learns the important skills they need to ride safely, they may be more prone to […]

Portland Traffic Increased 6.3% Since Last Year

Portland Traffic Increased 6.3% Since Last Year

Portland highways are reaching and practically exceeding capacity making traffic even worse.  Traffic has increased 6.3% just this year. That increase is twice the national average and it is just getting worse. Each month the count of vehicles on the road increases and sets new records. With the economy growing and more people moving to Oregon, it […]