Settling a personal injury claim is a process that is final once you sign the agreement. The at-fault party will encourage you to settle for the smallest amount possible, and once you accept you cannot pursue additional compensation. Before you accept a settlement offer, take time to consult an experienced personal injury attorney in the […]
I grew up in Portland, Oregon. I have been working as a lawyer for the last 20 years. I have been in private practice in Hillsboro, Oregon for the last 18 years. I like to help people. I work primarily helping people deal with the insurance companies after an accident and/or taking their cases to trial to get them fair compensation if they have been injured and can't get a fair deal from the insurance company. I am a former Marine and a big fan of the Oregon Humane Society.
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Recovering Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Case If you have suffered a serious injury and are unable to work, this can be extremely stressful, especially if you have a family or loved ones to care for. Being injured does not mean that your bills cease or wait for you to get better. Courts recognize […]
Passenger Injury Car Accident Claims Car Accident Injury Attorneys – Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Portland OR Passenger injury car accident claims are known as “third party” claims because they are filed against an insurance policy/company not owned by the plaintiff. If you were a passenger, it can make the claim a bit smoother since the issue […]
PIP versus Pain and Suffering Claims Personal Injury Attorney – Hillsboro – Beaverton – Portland Oregon Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Personal Injury Protection better known as PIP, is no fault medical coverage on auto policies that covers medical bills and often lost wages. Regardless of whether or not the accident was your fault, you are […]
HWY 217 Accidents – Flyover Ramp & Tort Claims Over the last 6 months, there have been dozens of car accidents on the Highway 217 flyover ramp where I-5 meets Highway 217 in Tigard, Oregon. The flyover ramp was constructed in 2001 and since then the expansion joint on the ramp has developed a gap […]
BE PREPARED BEFORE AN CAR ACCIDENT EVER HAPPENS No one can predict when an accident might occur, so it’s important to plan ahead. Always carry your insurance card, drivers license and vehicle registration form. The scene of an accident or a traffic stop can be chaotic and very stressful. Keep required documents readily accessible and […]
In a 2010 report published by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes.
Oregon laws provide protection and opportunity for pedestrians to cross a street safely. Portland is ranked highly as one of America’s safest cities for pedestrians. Despite that fact,
Car Accidents and Oregon Personal Injury Protection Coverage How Does PIP Insurance Work? According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, in 2012 there were 49,798 car accidents. Approximately half of the reported car accidents in 2012 resulted in non-fatal injury crashes with 39,085 persons injured as a result. The consequences from car accidents are many […]
Independent Medical Exams Those who think our system is out of control should really look no further than the insurance company efforts to shaft their own insureds. It is common practice now for certain auto insurance companies to send their own insureds for “independent medical exams” after they have been hurt in auto crashes in […]
The McDonalds Coffee personal injury story In February 1992, Stella Liebeck ordered an 8-ounce cup of McDonald’s coffee that spilled and gave her 3rd degree burns on the private areas of her body. Everyone thinks that Ms. Liebeck ended up a millionaire. Well, that’s not true. She suffered third degree burns, skin grafts and horrible […]