Uninsured Motorist Coverage Claims

In Oregon, every motor vehicle bodily injury liability policy must contain uninsured motorist coverage in an amount of at least $25,000. The amount must be the same as the limit for bodily injury liability, unless the insured elects lower limits, but the amount must at least be the minimum required.  The coverage is actually an [...]

By |2017-05-13T23:52:21+00:00May 11th, 2017|Auto Accident Injuries|0 Comments

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Oregon

In December, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court recognized the tort of negligent infliction of emotional distress without a physical impact. Philibert v. Kluser, 360 OR 698 (2016). This was a change. Since 1986, Oregon law has been clear that Oregon follows the “impact” test, that required a physical impact in order to recover for emotional [...]

By |2017-05-13T23:56:22+00:00February 13th, 2017|Auto Accident Injuries, General, Injury Attorney, Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Protection|Comments Off on Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress in Oregon

Snapchat speed filter gives rise to lawsuits

Snapchat, a popular social networking platform, has a feature, or filter that allows the user to post the speed he or she is travelling at laid over a photograph. The problem is that some people then want to post pictures of them driving at excessive speeds. Snapchat has been sued by a woman named Wentworth [...]

By |2017-05-14T00:32:45+00:00May 4th, 2016|Auto Accident Injuries, General, Injury Attorney, Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Protection, Snap Chat|Comments Off on Snapchat speed filter gives rise to lawsuits

Host liability under Oregon dram shop law

The Oregon Supreme Court recently decided the case of Decard v. Bunch. In the September, 2015 opinion, the Court further explained the impact of Oregon’s dram shop statute on host liability for an intoxicated guest that ends up causing injuries in a foreseeable manner. Oregon’s dram shop statute, which is a liquor liability statute, is [...]

Uninsured motorist coverage claims

In Oregon, a every motor vehicle bodily injury liability policy must contain uninsured motorist coverage in an amount of at least $25,000. The amount must be the same as the limit for bodily injury liability, unless the insured elects lower limits, but the amount must at least be the minimum required.  The coverage is actually [...]

What is “discovery” in a personal injury lawsuit?

In the American court system, once a lawsuit is filed, both sides are entitled to conduct discovery in order to find out facts that are related to the case. There are rules (called the rules of civil procedure) which govern discovery. The word “discovery” itself refers broadly to the procedures for requesting and ultimately requiring [...]

What to Do When Involved in an Auto Accident

If you are involved in an auto accident caused by another driver, it is a very stressful experience. This article is written from the standpoint of the person who did not cause the accident, and provides some guidelines. Move Your Vehicle if Possible If your vehicle can be driven, and if it is in a [...]

By |2017-05-14T01:01:45+00:00November 9th, 2015|Auto Accident Injuries|0 Comments