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 […]

The Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

The Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

More than one-third of American’s polled by the National Sleep Foundation said they have actually fallen asleep at the wheel before.  Many people who have fallen asleep had an accident or nearly had one because they had dozed off or were too tired to drive. The National Traffic Safety Administration estimates about 100,000 police-reported crashes […]

Medical Liens and the Importance of Negotiation

Medical Liens and the Importance of Negotiation

If your health insurance or your auto insurance (PIP) pays your medical bills due to an injury that was someone else’s fault, and then you get a settlement from that person (or their insurance company), then your insurance company (that pays your medical bills) has the legal right to get back the money they paid […]

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 […]

What are my legal rights if I was injured at work?

What are my legal rights if I was injured at work?

Employers are required to provide their employees with safe working conditions in a healthy environment. If an employer fails to meet this criterion, then an employee may be injured as a result. Even in the safest workplaces, accident can still occur. To protect your rights if injured at your workplace, the first step is to […]