Risks of Ridesharing Services

One thing that often shocks people who don’t see a lot of medical records is how quickly medical bills add up in car accident cases. Things like emergency room visits and diagnostic imaging scans are typically well over a thousand dollars. Even relatively routine ambulance rides, where the patient is not at

Top Five Trial Testimony Tips

A majority of personal injury claims against insurance companies settle before a complaint is filed in court. Then a large majority of cases in court settle before trial. Thus, the vast majority of people who have been injured will never face testifying in court in front of a jury. As your Oregon

Car Accident Reporting in Oregon

DMV Reports: A Very Important Step After Getting in an Accident We’ve discussed Oregon’s DMV accident reporting requirements on other pages, but since it’s such an important and often overlooked step, we want to take the time to remind people about this requirement. We find a lot of people aren’t even aware

Thanksgiving Driving Danger

Guess what, Portlanders! We are projected to have the nation’s second worst traffic complications on Thanksgiving, the busiest driving day of the year. According to Inrix research, our driving times will expand by 35% this Thursday. All the extra cars on the road also mean it’s certain there will be more car

Arbitrations: What Are They?

Besides being easily confused with a deposition because the words are so similar, an arbitration is a mystery to many people who may be getting involved in the litigation process.  Everyone knows what trials look like because they’re shown – often in an unrealistic light – in hundreds of movies and TV

Top Five Things I’ve Learned as a Lawyer

1. Honesty Is Vital During trial and deposition, witnesses are under oath and at all stages attorneys are officers of the court, so being honest is legally required. But the importance of honesty runs deeper. Clients and potential clients need to be honest with their lawyer from the first meeting, so that

Car Crash Dangers: An Urban Problem

[Posted by Bryan Dawson, October 1, 2014] For something so common, we don’t think very much or very carefully about the basic facts of automotive collisions. On our Dawson Law Group website, I just created a page discussing some of the most important realities of car crashes in Oregon. Please take a

50 Bike Rides

[Posted by Bryan Dawson, October 14, 2014] Each year I try to ride my bike to and from work on 50 or more days. This year I’m already approaching my goal; I’ve ridden 47 times as of 10/14/14, so I may be able to squeeze in 60 rides before the light fades

Fixing Oregon Highway 8

[posted by Bryan Dawson, October 16, 2014] Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance is leading a petition campaign to bring pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements to the Portland area’s Tualatin Valley Highway. Given that this road makes three appearances on the list of Oregon’s 60 most dangerous traffic spots, it is a very worthy

Car Insurance Myths

[posted by Bryan Dawson, October 21, 2014] Yesterday, insure.com released results of its survey of a national sample of 2,000 insured drivers from across the country. Among the Top Ten mistaken beliefs about insurance coverage were seven that had to do with auto insurance. Here they are:   Top 7 Auto Insurance