What is Police Brutality?

While law enforcement is here to help protect citizens from harm, there are instances where officers overstep their boundaries and use force that is beyond their realm of power. There are many legal cases that arise where police brutality occurs, going beyond the limits of their power and resulting in needless injury to the victim. If you are the victim of police brutality, you deserve legal representation from an Read More

Train Accidents 101: Common Causes and Prevention Tips

Although trains are not used nearly as much as they were in centuries of the past, they still remain quite active in transporting goods and materials. The U.S. has 600 railroads and thousands of miles of tracks. While transporting goods via rail or traveling by train is relatively safe, there is still a high amount of serious and fatal accidents that occur because of trains, most commonly occurring at railroad Read More

Should You Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

When an accident occurs, people tend to be unprepared when deciding what to do next. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you should immediately seek legal representation from a Portland area personal injury attorney. Car accidents can cause unforeseen disabilities, financial struggles, and the possibility of death, so it’s smart to be prepared with a plan before a crash occurs. When selecting an Read More

Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

When nursing home abuse or neglect happens, it can be frustrating and harmful to all family members. It is impossible to know for sure when neglect is taking place when you can’t be with your loved one at all times. If you think your loved one may be a victim of neglect, you should seek representation from a Portland area personal injury attorney. Through regular visits and open communication, you can see some of the Read More

Are Pedestrians the Cause of Some Car Accidents?

Most of the time when there is a car vs. pedestrian accident, the pedestrian will suffer most of the resulting damages.  While it’s in a driver’s moral code to avoid hitting people running, walking, or hiking along the road, pedestrians need to be aware of their surroundings, especially around a busy road. If you are a pedestrian and have been involved in a car accident, it is vital to contact a personal injury Read More

Can Turbulence Cause a Plane Accident?

When you experience turbulence on any plane ride, you may get that little voice in the back of your mind that says, “time to panic.” The good thing is that in 2017, there was only 2 recorded incidents of turbulence causing injury. However, many turbulence related injuries are due to passengers not being in their seat with their seatbelt secured. While it is true that serious turbulence can cause plane accidents, as a Read More

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Every year thousands of people are injured due to negligent or unsuitable medical care. When a doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare professional fails to provide the right type of medical care or makes a mistake while you are in their care, this is known as medical malpractice. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a medical error, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim. There are several Read More

3 Important Safety Tips to Teach Your Children about Dogs

Dogs are one of the most popular pets in the U.S. and nearly one in two households has one of these furry creatures. While dogs are commonly seen as man’s best friend, there are many instances where a dog’s behavior can become aggressive. Many dogs are friendly and sociable, but when they have been abused, neglected, are malnourished, or if they are territorial, they may bite out of fear. Dog bites are a common type Read More

What Causes Swimming Pool Accidents?

Swimming pools are an excellent way to beat the heat, get exercise, and entertain the kids. While going to a swimming pool is a fun activity for the family to do, the combination of water and concrete makes them a prime location for accidents to occur. In fact, drowning is the second leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the U.S. and is a common cause for personal injury claims. Swimming should be Read More

Slip and Fall 101: 3 Frequent Causes of These Accidents

Emergency rooms throughout the country see thousands of people each year who have been injured in a slip and fall accident. In fact, slip and fall accidents are one of the most prevalent personal injury claims, because they often occur due to the negligence of property owners, store managers, and government entities. The severity of slip and fall injuries can range from minor sprains to concussions, so it is best to Read More

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