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Tort Tips: Compensation • Wage Statutes • Writ of Mandamus

Download PDF Civil Justice is Much More Than Compensation By Don Corson There is a commonly held but narrow and deeply flawed view that the civil justice system is solely about providing compensation to those who are harmed by wrongful conduct. In fact, compensating survivors and victims is but one important function of the civil […]

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When Multiple Drivers Cause Pedestrian Death

Collisions between automobiles and pedestrians may involve more than one negligent driver. For example, a pedestrian crossing the street could be hit by multiple vehicles in rapid succession, making it difficult to determine the injuries caused by each. Oregon law provides that each negligent driver is liable when his or her conduct was a substantial […]

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School Bus Crash Leads to Student Injuries

A bus transportation corporation heavily litigated our case where the bus driver crashed into the back of a small car on a level, open stretch of road, resulting in serious injuries to a fourteen year old girl. Most of our office worked on the girl’s case for about six years until we reached a successful result.

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Wrongful Death: Gravel Truck Hits Motorcyclist

Motorcyclist Kevin Peschel was killed by a gravel truck that suddenly turned in front of him. One of the issues in the case was whether the truck driver could see Kevin if he had been looking. The collision happened at the crest of a small hill that impaired the view of some drivers who could […]

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