portland-legal-help Need more information about your personal injury claim or other legal issue? This page contains links to some of the most useful outside web resources.

The Oregon State Bar website provides lawyers and their clients with lots of basic data about the practice of law in Oregon.

The American Bar Association website provides the same for national legal issues.

If you find legal terms confusing, here is a very useful set of reliable definitions.  Here is another excellent, searchable legal dictionary page.

Here is a legal directory that lists lawyers by practice area and location, to assist you in your search for the best attorney.

Oregon is home to 36 counties, and each one has a Circuit Court in which people can file personal injury or loss lawsuits. All Oregon counties are in the process of being brought into the Oregon Judicial Case Information Network, which provides online access to court records and filings. As your Portland lawyers, we maintain access to this vital, resource-saving service, which is also available to the public at participating county courthouses. We are eager for its statewide completion.

Does your claim or lawsuit involve drunk driving or drugged driving?  Here are some basic statistics about alcohol in the car, as listed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Here is the worsening story of drug impaired driving.

Research shows that distracted driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving.  It is almost certainly more common.  In personal injury cases, it is now possible to request the cell phone bills of a person whose negligent driving caused your injuries.  It isn’t a perfect method, as texting only makes it onto such records if the person has hit “send.”  But it is something we can pursue, once you retain us as your Portland attorneys.

So, why do so many people use their cell phones to talk and text while operating automobiles?  As is so often the case, many people tend to think they themselves are above the norm.