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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Male pedestrians struck by cars are twice as likely as women to die from their injuries, according to journal Injury Prevention. Why?
Health insurance companies and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) file liens against people injured in car accidents. A lawyer can help.
Pedestrian safety features are now a factor in the exterior design of cars, trucks and SUVs
Over the weekend, there was a breaking news story of a Vancouver toddler who climbed out a third floor bedroom window, made his way onto the roof, and fell to the ground. The child has been listed in good condition as of Sunday evening. Thankfully, this incident had a happy ending, but it could have […]
The recent death of a teenager during a common surgical procedure has prompted a national conversation about the removal of wisdom teeth (third molars). Deaths like this – hypoxia from oxygen deprivation – are rare, but serious risks are inherent in any surgical procedure. Ten million wisdom teeth are extracted in the U.S. each year. […]