Understanding the Legal Process

Finding a Personal Injury Attorney

Simply stated, the law is divided into two major areas: Criminal and Civil. Criminal cases involve government prosecution of individuals charged with illegal conduct, such as robbery or murder. Civil cases are those dealing with family law, corporate law and civil actions brought by one individual against another person or against a corporation. Personal injury […]

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9 Rules Insurance Companies Play By

9 Rules Insurance Companies Play By

Most of us pay insurance premiums–auto, health, and home, to name a few–to protect us in the case of accidents or damages. We expect the insurance companies to pay for what their policies promise, whether it’s our insurance policy or the insurance of person’s or company’s who caused the injury. Who has the best coverage? The insurance company, not the policyholders.

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Defendant Auto Driver Dies After Injuring Bicyclist

We represented a local bicyclist, who was an active member of Oregon’s volunteer community. The bicyclist was professionally dressed and was commuting to the Center for Appropriate Transport. An aggressive driver drove up behind the bicyclist and yelled obscenities at him, which a nearby witness overheard. Then, the aggressive driver ran the bicyclist off the […]

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Be Careful What You (Don’t) Ask For: Jury Instructions

The Oregon Court of Appeals recently issued its opinion in Lenn v. Baldwin, 269 Or App 189 (2015). Lenn is a legal negligence case, but it is more generally a cautionary tale about requested jury instructions. In Lenn, the plaintiffs alleged that their attorney in a real property dispute was negligent. The focus of the […]

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