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What You Should Know Before You Hire a Private Investigator

Most people do not regularly hire private investigators and seeking out a private investigator and selecting the best investigator can sometimes...
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Distracted Driving in Oregon State

The number of deaths and injuries that occur in the United States from traffic accidents are astounding, and more than half of them involve a...

How to Organize an Oregon Limited Liability Company

Portland is a great city for startups, and the limited liability company (“LLC”) is often an equally excellent choice for organizing a new...

Trucking Accidents in Oregon

Facts and information about commercial truck accidents and legal claims.

Oregon Stryker Hip Recall Claims

Information on Stryker hip implant recalls and asserting claims in Oregon.

5 Oregon Driving Law Myths: Laws You Think You Know, But You Don't

Oregon drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists all believe they have a strong grasp, by and large, of the rules and regulations that govern the use...

Why Bring a Wrongful Death Suit in Oregon

There are many reasons to consider a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of a family member. Here we've outlined some of the most common so...

What Does Loss of Consortium Mean?

When a family member has been seriously injured, it is possible to bring a claim for yourself - to compensate you for the damage to your...

How to Get Your Car Repaired After an Auto Accident

Getting your car repaired is usually not an option - you need your car! So after an accident, the repair process can seem slow and frustrating....

The Mistake of Creating a Will on Your Death Bed

There are many mistakes that you can make in estate planning. Planning your estate is not a simple or easy thing to do.

Oregon Public School Liability for Student Injuries

Schools are supposed to be safe for our children, but it's true that children are prone to getting injured. When they do, who should be held...

Worst Mistake You can Make With a Personal Injury Case

After a car accident, a lot of people are worried about their car - but shouldn't they be more worried about their health? Yes! And this doesn't...

What to Do After an Oregon Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents are among the hardest to prove of all the types of personal injury cases. A lot of people think that if they fall, and...

Oregon Hit and Run Accidents, and Getting Compensation

In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident - and it's not just illegal to leave an injured person. It is also immoral because...

How Can I Determine the Worth of "Pain and Suffering" in a Claim?

If you are bringing an injury claim after an accident, you are entitled to non-economic damages also known as pain and suffering. These damages...

Oregon Wrongful Death Claims: Laws and Time Limits

If your loved one has been killed in an accident, you can file a wrongful death claim. In Oregon, however, there are time limits as well as...

What to Research

In preparing to make important life decisions the first thing to do is to research your options. You cannot make good decisions until you know...

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

There are several common causes of construction site accidents, and if you are considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, make sure they...

Watching the Trustee

Who Watches the Watchmen?" has become a modern classic line. In case you don't know, The Watchmen are a fictional group of superheroes. In their...

Oregon Hit and Run Laws

In Oregon, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident without stopping. As a driver, your duty is to remain at the location, and assist as...

How to File an Oregon Funeral Home Abuse Case

Losing a loved one is hard enough without having to fight the Oregon funeral home, crematorium, or cemetery. But many people every year are...

Basics of Oregon Bus Accident Lawsuits

If you've been injured by a bus, you may need help to file a claim and get compensation. Buses are usually public transportation, which can make...

How to Write a Demand Letter to an Insurance Company after an Injury

If you've been injured, you can send a demand letter to the at-fault driver's insurance company to begin the negotiation process for...

Is a Trust Better Than a Lump Sum Inheritance?

People who do not have a lot of money often dream about what they would do if they suddenly received a windfall. They think about how they would...

What to Do After a Portland Hit and Run

Hit and Runs are among the most frustrating types of accidents because they can be difficult to prove, insurance companies won't want to pay,...

Proving Negligence in an Oregon Premises Liability Claim

If you've been injured in a premises liability, winning your case will depend a lot on proving that the negligent party was really liable for...

The Conservatorship of Britney Spears

How many people not named Britney does it take to manage Britney Spears' affairs? It turns out that the answer might be two. Recently, a court...

Talk to an Attorney after Receiving an Unexpected Inheritance

Receiving an unexpected inheritance can sometimes feel a lot like winning the lottery. Suddenly, you have assets that you did not plan on...

How Much do Oregon Medical Records Cost?

Medical records are one of the most important factors used to determine the worth of a personal injury claim. They show your medical treatments,...

Probate Length

You often hear about the length and expense of probate, and some aspects of estate planning are aimed at avoiding probate. But why does probate...

The History of the Ignition Interlock Device

For individuals who have never been charged with a DUI and are unfamiliar with DUI law, the ignition interlock device is a mystery. The ignition...

What You Need to Know about Lead Based Paint in Your Home

If you live in Oregon, you need to know that lead-based paint was used in many older houses and can still negatively affect the health of those...

An Estate Planning Attorney Provides the Personal Advice an Online Document Service Cannot

Planning for what will happen to your assets and property after you pass away is one of the most complicated and confusing legal decisions that...

Challenging the Police Officer Who Issued Your DUII

Driving while under the intoxication of alcohol or drugs is a practice that is illegal throughout the United States. The specific penalties and...

Types of Car Accidents that Can Occur

When it comes to car accidents, there are various types that can occur depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Every year car...

Oregon Dog Bite Injury Claims

If you've been bitten by someone else's dog, and you are considering filing an injury claim against the dog's owner, you need to understand...

What to Do if Your Auto Insurance Claim is Denied

Auto insurance companies make money by denying claims. Learn the common reasons for denial so that you can prevent them from denying your claim....

5 Myths about Hiring a Portland Personal Injury Lawyer

For accident victims, it is a big decision to hire an accident attorney - but it can be a good decision. Here are 5 of the most common fears...

Duties of the Executor of a Last Will and Testament

When most people create their Last Will and Testament, they nominate a spouse, partner, child or parent as the executor of the Will without...

UIM and PIP Coverage In Oregon

In Oregon, both UIM and PIP coverage are required for auto insurance policies. Learn why this coverage is required and how they can help if you...

How Does an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust Operate?

The avoidance of estate taxes and the often costly and lengthy process known as probate, are two important goals of many estate plans. For those...

Negligence and Intentional Torts in Personal Injury

While most personal injury cases result from negligent actions, called negligent torts, there are some that are intentional, called intentional...

Succession Planning for Your Small Business

Just as estate planning is important for your personal assets, succession planning is equally important for your business. Failing to create a...

Determining Liability in an Oregon Car Accident

If you've been in an accident, you are only entitled to personal injury compensation if the accident was caused by someone else's negligence or...

Guide to Reporting an Oregon Auto Accident

If you've been in an accident, you might need to report it to the Oregon DMV (if you live in Oregon). Read the DMV's guidelines about who needs...

Portland, Oregon's 10 Most Dangerous Intersections

If you live in Portland, OR you need to know which intersections to avoid - the most dangerous intersections for accidents and injuries....

Post-Traumatic Stress After a Car Accident

Dealing with PTSD can be very hard, especially because it can be difficult to diagnose and symptoms can be different for everyone. PTSD is very...

Three Types of Product Defects for Product Liability Lawsuits

There are three types of product defects that can result in product liability cases: Design defects, Manufacturing defects, and Marketing...

Oregon Insurance Bad Faith Claims

If you've been trying and trying to work with the insurance company to get compensation after an accident, and they haven't been working with...

Getting Medical Treatment After a Portland Car Accident

If you've been injured in a car accident, you need to seek medical treatment. Delaying treatment, even due to financial hardship, can jeopardize...



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