What Is the Very First Thing I Should Do After an Accident?

What Is the Very First Thing I Should Do After an Accident?

The most important thing you need to do after being in an accident is to see a doctor and follow their instructions. It’s very common for victims of an accident to lose site of the importance of their own recovery because they are overwhelmed with paperwork, exams, appointments and bills that come after being in […]

Not Telling your Attorney these 5 Things Could Wreck your Case

Not Telling your Attorney these 5 Things Could Wreck your Case

If you hire a lawyer, or are considering hiring a lawyer, for your personal injury claim, it is important to recognize that this will become a long-term, important relationship.  This means you need to be honest and open with your attorney at all times. Here are several things your attorney will need to know during […]

6 Causes of Portland Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries

6 Causes of Portland Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries

Recently, there have been an increased amount of pedestrian deaths and injuries from being struck by a vehicle. Every two hours, a pedestrian is killed in a car related crash.  Approximately 85,000 people are injured or killed annually in accidents where they are hit by a car as a pedestrian. Most often occurring at intersections […]

Questions to ask When Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney

Questions to ask When Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney

One very good reason to hire a lawyer is that if the lawyer makes a mistake that destroys an otherwise good case, the lawyer’s malpractice insurance can still pay. Missing the deadline for a Tort Claim or Dram Shop Notice are easy mistakes to make. If you make that mistake, or any other big mistake, […]

How to Prevent Drinking and Driving this New Year’s Eve

How to Prevent Drinking and Driving this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve has the second largest amount of drunk driving accidents next to Thanksgiving. Drinking and driving carries many risk for yourself, passengers and any others that may cross your path. Preventing your friends or family from drunk driving can help minimize the number of accidents that occur on the road, especially on New […]

How Do Wrongful Death Attorneys Get Paid?

How Do Wrongful Death Attorneys Get Paid?

If you are considering a wrongful death case, you may be concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney. But, with a contingency fee agreement, much of the financial burden and uncertainty of seeking legal representation is lifted. To put it in the simplest terms possible, a contingency fee agreement means if the lawyer takes […]

Can I Sue A Car Insurance Company After an Accident?

Can I Sue A Car Insurance Company After an Accident?

What to Do If You ARE Seriously Injured in a Car Accident in Portland While you can’t technically sue a car insurance company after a car accident, you can bring a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. Insurance companies, regardless of how necessary and helpful, are ultimately out to make money. That means that […]

10 Guidelines for Finding a Good Wrongful Death Attorney

10 Guidelines for Finding a Good Wrongful Death Attorney

Ask around. Getting a referral from someone you trust can be an excellent place to start when you’re looking for a lawyer. But remember that the lawyer who did a divorce or reviewed a real estate deal for a friend probably doesn’t have experience with wrongful death cases. You don’t want to be someone’s first wrongful […]