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 […]

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. […]

Having the Right UIM Coverage Makes a Difference

Having the Right UIM Coverage Makes a Difference

In Oregon, every driver is required to have at least $25,000 in UIM (underinsured motorist coverage).  If you injury is worth $300,000, but the person who caused your injury only has $25,000 of insurance, then you could get stuck with just getting $25,000 unless you have good UIM.  If the at-fault driver’s insurance limits will […]

Preserving Evidence & Documenting Damages

Preserving Evidence & Documenting Damages

If you are in a car crash that causes over $1,500 in damage to any vehicle, or causes any injuries, you are required to fill out a DMV report.  Keep a copy for your records, as the DMV will not give you a copy later.  You are also required to inform law enforcement about your […]

The World Naked Bike Ride is this Saturday

Every year cyclists gather at a specified location in Portland and ride their bikes nude to protest against society’s dependence on oil. The ride originated behind that idea, but today many people ride to promote cycling as a viable mode of transportation and fun activity. Some of the top reasons people ride are to help […]

Do Not Wait to seek Medical Treatment if you were Injured in an Accident

Do Not Wait to seek Medical Treatment if you were Injured in an Accident

When you are in a car crash, your own insurance will pay all of your medical bills for a year after the crash, up at at least $15,000.  This is called “personal injury protection” or PIP, and every Oregon auto policy is required to have this coverage. Neither the insurance company nor a jury will […]

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 […]