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 […]

Understanding Insurance Policy Limits

Understanding Insurance Policy Limits

Every insurance policy has limits. This is the maximum amount that the insurance company will have to pay. Automobile insurance limits are typically quoted as two numbers with a slash between them. For example, as of this writing, ORS 806.070 requires that an automobile policy issued in Oregon must have liability limits of at least […]

Top 10 Oregon Motorcycle Safety Tips

Top 10 Oregon Motorcycle Safety Tips

Recently there has been a large number of motorcycle accidents and deaths in Oregon.  The rate of injury on a motorcycle is much greater than in a vehicle since there is much less protection between you and the road, other vehicles or obstacles. Every year, dozens of motorcyclists need the services of a good Oregon motorcycle […]

Tips to Avoiding Construction Zone Car Accidents

Tips to Avoiding Construction Zone Car Accidents

Distracted drivers are responsible for more than a dozen deaths on American roads every day, and Portland personal injury attorneys have noted that construction zone car accidents are especially perilous places for drivers to be taking on cell phones or worse, texting. The prevention of construction zone car accidents is purely dependent on drivers being […]

What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

What is a broken arm worth? How about a bulging vertebral disc that causes nerve pain down the arm for six months until surgery fixes it? What if the surgery doesn’t work? Unfortunately, there is no concrete science on how to determine how much an injury case is worth since each case is as different […]

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 […]

FAQ’s About Auto Accident Insurance in Oregon

FAQ’s About Auto Accident Insurance in Oregon

What if the other driver was at fault, but doesn’t have insurance? How will I pay my bills? Well, to pay your bills initially, you will be able to use your PIP. But in addition to PIP, you will also have other coverage in your policy to cover expenses over $15,ooo. In Oregon, every driver […]

What is ‘Pain and Suffering’ mean in a Personal Injury Case?

  Many people may not know about the definition of “pain and suffering” in the context of personal injury law. Another important point is how pain and suffering it is calculated for the damages in a claim. The two types of pain and suffering are physical and mental. Physical pain and suffering is the actual […]