Damages – Economic, Non-economic, and Punitive

Damages – Economic, Non-economic, and Punitive

You will hear a lot of people talking about “damages” during a wrongful death case. “Damages” can refer to the amount of money you have lost and the suffering you have undergone as a result of the loss of your loved one, but “damages” also refers to the amount of money a jury decides is […]

Role of the Personal Representative

Role of the Personal Representative

Even if you are not considering hiring a professional, thought still must be put into who should be the PR. For example, if a woman dies leaving behind a husband and two children, ages 19 and 21, which of the three would make the best PR? One of the children may get more sympathy from […]

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, […]

How much is my accident case worth?

How much is my accident case worth?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, then you undoubtedly want to know how much your case is worth. There are multiple factors involved in determining the answer to this question including the extent of the damage to property, personal losses, and most importantly, your own physical well being. We are trained and experienced in […]

What Is the Very First Thing I Should Do After an Accident?

What Is the Very First Thing I Should Do After an Accident?

The most important thing you need to do after being in an accident is to see a doctor and follow their instructions. It’s very common for victims of an accident to lose site of the importance of their own recovery because they are overwhelmed with paperwork, exams, appointments and bills that come after being in […]

Three Commercial Trucks Crash in Fog and Ice

Date: January 10, 2010 Location: I-84 near Pendleton, Oregon Names: Susan Arhart, Michael Archebelle; Mark Marinelli; Manuel Herrera On January 10, 2010, a series of single-vehicle crashes involving commercial trucks closed westbound lanes of I-84 east of Pendleton, Oregon, for several hours. One of the crashes injured two people. In a press release, OSP blamed […]

Truck Crashes on U.S. 30, Injures Two

Date: December 28, 2009 Location: U.S. Highway 30, Astoria, Oregon Names: Wesley James Garrett, Frank F. Boncz, Stanley C. Baller, Jr., Jamie Bryan Pellham Icy roads may have contributed to a crash December 28, 2009, on U.S. Highway 30 near Svensen Junction, in Astoria, Oregon, in which two people were injured. According to The Daily […]

Rollover Kills Man from Remote, Oregon

Date: December 24, 2009 Location: Highway 42, near Remote, Oregon Names: Kenneth Michael Rasmussen Kenneth Michael Rasmussen, 48, of Bakersfield, California, died December 24, 2009, in a single-vehicle truck crash on an icy bridge near the small town of Remote, Oregon, east of Myrtle Point in Coos County. KPIC-TV reports that the crash occurred on […]