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Lawsuit filed against drunk driver
Friday, June 16th, 2017

  The husband of a woman killed in a drunk driving incident is now filing a civil case against the defendant following the closing of the criminal case. Rachel Townsend was driving in Coventry Township, Ohio, when Brandon Pheneger went around a curve at full speed. Pheneger hit the median, causing his truck to become […]

Injuries or death caused by airlines
Monday, June 12th, 2017

Our office frequently reviews claims for injuries received on airline flights, private planes and helicopters.  Air travel—far from the romantic images of the past—exposes families and business people to the hazards of an industry constantly cutting corners with safety and training. Stories of passengers injured by harsh or careless actions surface nearly daily.  While commercial […]

Starbucks settles burn lawsuit
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

A Florida woman who received first and second degree burns when the lid of her Starbucks coffee came off and the scalding liquid spilled on her lap settled her case with Starbucks for $100,000. Joanne Mogaverno sustained permanent scaring when the lid popped off the Venti-sized coffee as it was passed. The coffee was 190 […]

Common Sense, Negligence, and Comparative Fault
Saturday, May 27th, 2017

My fortune cookie last week contained the following observation, “Common sense is not so common.” As a personal injury attorney, this resonated with me because I see situations daily where someone’s failure to use common sense has harmed someone else. Small actions that may seem insignificant at the time, can lead to damaging and costly […]

Bad Faith Insurance Practices: How to Make Bad Insurers Pay in Excess of Policy Limits
Saturday, May 20th, 2017

This article will examine recovery of policy limits in excess of the policy limits against bad faith insurance companies. The (Oregon) Basics An Oregon auto policy[1] comes with three types of coverage, (1) Liability, (2) UM/UIM, and (3) PIP. 1. Liability Coverage This is auto insurance that pays for the other guy, if the wreck […]

How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim? Exceptions to statute of limitations?
Monday, May 15th, 2017

People often say “you have two years to file a personal injury case in Oregon”. However, not all personal injury cases have a two-year filing deadline. Individuals involved in many personal injury cases in Oregon have two years to file a lawsuit from the date of their injury. The two-year limit is set by state […]

Corporations win first trial against blood-thinner Xarelto
Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Patients complain that Xarelto, a blood-thinning drug developed to help reduce strokes is causing internal bleeding that has required hospitalization in some cases. Xarelto was jointly developed by Bayer and Johnson and Johnson. It is Bayer’s top-selling product, amassing $3.24 billion in sales last year. In the first product liability Xarelto case to go to trial, […]

Man dragged from United flight takes initial steps to file suit
Friday, April 28th, 2017

  The man who was forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight is taking the initial steps to file a lawsuit against the airline. Attorneys for Dr. David Dao have filed a motion in Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois and have requested that United keep surveillance videos, incident reports, and passenger and crew lists. The […]

Texting while driving may have caused deadly bus crash
Thursday, April 13th, 2017

A mini-bus filled with choir members from the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas was fatally struck when a distracted pickup truck-driver collided with them. The choir was returning from a three-day retreat. Jack Dillon Young, the driver of the pickup truck, admitted to texting while driving on the scene of the accident. The […]

Jury awards $46.5 million in medical malpractice case
Friday, March 31st, 2017

An Arkansas jury has awarded a two-year-old plaintiff and her parents $46.5 million in a case against the hospital and doctor that delivered her. At the time the baby was born in June 2014, she had high levels of bilirubin, a yellow compound, and was at risk of extreme jaundice. The defendants misread her test […]

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