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Mother wins $6.5 million settlement over son’s death in rock crushing incident
Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Wesley Sherwood was killed in 2011 when he fell into a rock crushing machine at B.S. Quarries in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It is believed that Wesley was attempting to clear rocks that had jammed the crusher when he fell into the machine. The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Following his death, Wesley’s mother, […]

Texas couple awarded $42 million over faulty vehicle repairs
Monday, October 16th, 2017

On December 21, 2013, Matthew and Marcia Seebachans were traveling to visit family for the holidays when they were struck head-on by a pickup truck that had hydroplaned. Their 2010 Honda Fit caught on fire and the roof collapsed while the couple was trapped inside the car. Matthew’s feet were wedged beneath the driver’s pedals, […]

IF YOUR SPOUSE IS INJURED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. . . AND YOU ARE THE DRIVER
Friday, October 6th, 2017

If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a car crash as an innocent passenger, a driver in another car might be responsible. Sometimes, though, the passenger’s driver is responsible. In Oregon, if your spouse is a passenger in a motor vehicle in which you are the driver, and you cause a crash, […]

Mother can sue son over Oregon car crash
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Shawnee Adams will be able to sue her son over a car crash that occurred while she was teaching him to drive when he was 15-years-old. They were driving along a rural highway outside of Woodburn, Oregon in 2012 when her son swerved off the highway, causing their Jeep to fall down an embankment and […]

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 […]

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, […]