Is your child in the right car seat?

Is your child in the right car seat?

Children are extremely vulnerable to injury in a crash if they are not properly fastened in the right car seat. Event if you find the right car seat, it is extremely important to know how to install it correctly. As your child grows older, make sure to transition them into a car seat that fits […]

Who is Liable if your Child is Injured?

Who is Liable if your Child is Injured?

Many parents are not aware of who is liable for acts of their minor children. In most states the concept of parental responsibility applies to criminal and civil acts of the child.  State legislatures have confirmed that an innocent victim should not have the financial burden of property damage or medical expenses that results from […]

Brain Injuries Caused by a Car Accident

Brain Injuries Caused by a Car Accident

The leading cause of death and disability from car accidents in the US are Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Currently, over 5.3 million people are living with disabilities resulting from a TBI. A traumatic brain injury is an injury to the brain that results from an external force, or trauma, to the head causing damage to […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Can Persist for Years

We’ve all heard the expression that’s used when a football player takes a blow to the head and appears shaken up on the field. Commentators virtually make light of the situation by saying, “He got his bell rung,” which gives the definite impression that if the player goes to the sidelines for a few plays, […]

For Insurance Companies, YOUR Time is THEIR Money

Insurance companies are happy to use delay as a tactic when they are trying to avoid paying a claim. They do this in many cases, but it can get particularly egregious in wrongful death cases, such as the case against Bold Earth Teen Adventures for the death of Tyler Madoff. Tyler was 15 years old […]

Minors Can Get Counseling Without Telling Parents…But Can’t Tan

There is an interesting juxtaposition of bills affecting the rights of minors going through the Oregon legislature these days. One that gives minors more rights, and one that takes rights away. I’m in favor of both of them – giving rights with one hand, and taking them away with the other. Senate Bill 491 – […]

Oregon Child Safety Laws for Car Seats

Every state has its own set of laws. And while the Oregon child safety laws are similar to others in the U.S. either, they do have their differences. Following these safety laws will ultimately lead to much safer situations when a child is in a driving situation. Let’s take a look at how to properly […]

Portland Sports Injury Attorneys: Laws Now Favor Victims

Tens of thousands of Oregon children are involved in organized sports every year, and one thing is as certain as night following day. When kids get involved in sports, some of them get hurt. Many parents are left devastated when the sport their child played with such joy and passion ends up causing a devastating […]