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Do Not Settle Your Car Accident Case Alone

Posted on March 23, 2016 in
I had a very interesting experience the other day in court. During the process of choosing a jury, called voir dire, one of the questions for the proposed jurors was whether they had been involved in a motor vehicle accident before and if they had gotten a car accident settlement. Let's just say I...
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ORS 20.080 – Attorney’s Fees for Certain Small Tort Claims

Posted on March 7, 2016 in
Often a personal injury claim may be small enough that it isn’t within reason to hire an attorney for and pay them by their hourly rates. However, on the other end of the spectrum, the attorney may not be willing to take your case on contingency because the overall value is small enough that...
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Johnson & Johnson Hit with $72 Million Judgment in Talc-Ovarian Cancer Case

Posted on March 4, 2016 in
A St. Louis jury slapped Johnson & Johnson with a $72 Million dollar judgment this last week, relating to its failure to warn users of its talc or talcum powder products and the increased risk of ovarian cancer. $10 million of which was for compensatory damages, and $62 million was for punitive damages. That...
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What to Do When Your Insurance Company Denies your Personal Property Claim

Posted on March 2, 2016 in
As a personal injury attorney, I often get asked about a client’s personal property claims. Typically, most insurance companies do a good job of handling these with efficiency. But occasionally I will have a client come into my office that can not seem to resolve a personal property claim with the insurance company. This...
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Minor Settlement Hearing – Settlement when a Minor is Involved

Posted on February 28, 2016 in
Accidents and Injuries are not just limited to the adults in our lives. Each and every day those little ones in our cars are involved in the accident or injury and also need legal representation. I’ve been involved in numerous cases where minors have been one of the parties injured or the only party...
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