What bicyclists should know about Oregon’s new Stop-as-Yield law

The popularity of bicycle riding as exercise and as an alternative to the family car for getting around town has resulted in states attempting to make streets more cyclist friendly by changing a few traditional rules of the road. As of January 1, 2020, bicycle riders in Oregon join riders in other states in not having to come to a …

What Happens When the Person Injured in an Accident Is Partially at Fault?

Accidents frequently happen through no fault of anyone other than the unfortunate victim — for instance, if they stumble over an untied shoelace and fall to the ground. Other accidents can occur because of the negligence or carelessness of a party other than the injured person. If a broken floor tile causes someone to be injured, for example, the negligence …

Workers’ Comp May Not Be Your Only Source of Compensation

If you have been injured at work, workers’ compensation offers easy access to the medical care you need to recover from your injuries and return to work. It not only pays your medical bills, but it also provides benefits to make up for the wages you lose by being unable to work. What you might not realize is that you …

Oregon Workers’ Comp For Employers and Workers

Employers recently got good news with the announcement from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services of a continuation in the seven-year trend of declining premiums for the workers’ compensation insurance they must carry. The department emphasizes that the savings for employers does not come at the expense of injured workers, who continue to have access to comprehensive medical care …

Lost Wages for a Personal Injury Claim

Injuries caused by another person’s negligence may entitle you to recover damages, whether the injuries were caused by a driver who ran through a red light while texting on a cellphone or by a property owner who failed to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk. The word “damages” might make you think of  the recovery of medical expenses and …

One of the Causes of Distracted Driving May Surprise You

You’ve probably heard or read enough about texting while driving to know that it increases the risk of causing a traffic accident, but it’s not the only behavior engaged by drivers that can cause them to be distracted. Anything that makes your attention shift from driving to another activity is a distraction, including eating, reaching for something in the glovebox, …

Steps in the Personal Injury Claim Process

 Whether your injuries are the result of a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, or any other situation caused by the negligence or carelessness of another party, you could be entitled to compensation. Each claim and the circumstances surrounding it are different, but the following steps are common to most personal injury claims. Choose an attorney  After you receive medical treatment …

Common Types of Workplace Injuries

If you are like most people, you go to work each day without giving much thought, if any, to the possibility that you could suffer an injury on the job. According to the National Safety Council, an American worker is injured every seven seconds. The latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that 2.8 million non-fatal workplace illnesses …

Injured by a Defective Product? Waiting Too Long Could Prove Costly

You want to know that the new toaster, lawnmower, or other consumer product you recently purchased will be safe to use. Sadly, this is not always the case. According to data compiled by the National Safety Council, millions of people suffer injuries each year due to defective consumer products. Product liability is an area of law allowing people injured by …

Four Things to Look for When Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

You don’t realize how many law firms promote themselves as personal injury lawyers until you are hurt in an accident and need to hire one to represent you. A Google search using “personal injury lawyers Oregon” as the search criterion yields a staggering number of law firms advertising themselves as handling personal injury claims. Here are four things to look …