Hiring a Lawyer or Other Professional to Serve as Personal Representative

Hiring a Lawyer or Other Professional to Serve as Personal Representative

Sometimes a judge may appoint a personal representative who is not a beneficiary. When this happens, the person appointed is usually a professional who does this sort of thing for a living, often a lawyer. Because it’s a job, the person gets paid. This is usually done when the only beneficiaries are all under 18, […]

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 […]

Man Seriously Injured in Salem Motorcycle Accident

Date: March 28, 2011 Location: State and 24th Streets, Salem Name: Cecilio A. Carranza A Salem man who bought his motorcycle just a few days ago was critically injured when he lost control of his Kawasaki bike. Oregonlive.com reports that just before 5pm on Monday March 28, Cecilio A. Carranza, age 33 of Salem, went […]

Potential Risks Posed by Drivers with Medical Conditions

Date: December 29, 2010 Location: Hillsboro, OR Name: Unidentified Male Adult Concerned callers to 9-1-1 helped the Oregon State Police (OSP) find a man having a diabetic emergency and prevented possible tragedy. On December 29, 2010 at approximately 2:00pm a number of people called 9-1-1 to report that they had seen a possible DUII driver […]

Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Highway 224

Date: December 25, 2010 Location: Barton, OR Names: Chun Cha Shim, Jason Nelson Chun Cha Shim, age 61, died on Friday December 24 after being struck by a vehicle while she was walking on Highway 224. According to Oregon State Police Sergeant Walt Anderson, Shim of Gresham parked her vehicle in the Barton store parking […]

Two-Car Crash Injures Thirteen Fairgoers

Date: August 20, 2010 Location: S. Central Point & New Era Road, near Canby, Oregon Names: [Unknown] A van and an SUV were apparently speeding when they crashed around 8 PM, August 20, 2010, injuring 13 people, three seriously, according to The Oregonian. The occupants of one vehicle were on their way to the Clackamas […]