Understanding the Basics of Consumer, Financial and Personal Injury Law

Car Accident Injuries: Going Through the Insurance Claims Process

If you were recently hurt in a car accident, one of the first things you should do is file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance agency. This is an easy process but can be intimidating if you have never been through it before. Here are some questions to keep in mind when going through […]

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What to Expect When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you are injured in an accident, you may need to hire an attorney to help you. Whether you are seeking money for injuries, lost wages, or other ways you have been affected by your injury, the best way to resolve your case might be to hire a professional injury attorney. Not every case will […]

Double Dipping: Working And Getting Workers’ Comp

If you get injured at work, or as a result of work, you may know that your workers’ comp insurance will cover you in several ways. What you may not consider, however, is that there are several levels of compensation and that your benefits package may be as unique as your particular injury. To learn […]

Keeping Your Settlement: Your Rights with a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Are you receiving a settlement but are planning to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy? As you may already know, this type of bankruptcy will require you to turn over many of your assets and property in order to settle your debt, including any settlements you receive. However, there are some instances in which you may be […]

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3 Tips To Potentially Help You Avoid Bankruptcy

Retail therapy. Everyone has heard about it, and almost everyone has indulged in it at least once in their lives when life got a little messy. However, this can get extremely expensive, especially when you continue to do over and over, and can lead to the need to file bankruptcy. If you are able to […]

Three Things That Are Protected When You File For Bankruptcy

When your debt keeps going up each month, even with regular payments, it may be time to consider filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy helps you restructure or eliminate your debts so that you can get a fresh financial start. But if you’re afraid of losing everything you own, know that it is a fallacy that you […]

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Should You Be Worried About Getting Fired For Filing A Worker’s Compensation Claim?

After getting injured on the job, many employees must take time away from their position to heal. Most people worry about how they are supposed to pay for incoming bills and food while taking time away from work. If you file for worker’s compensation to help you through this rough patch, does it mean you […]

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If You Own A Dog In Oregon You Need To Understand The One-Bite Rule

If you own a dog, not only are you responsible for taking care of your dog, but you are also responsible for all the actions that your dog may take against others. If your dog ever injures someone, you will be held responsible for your dog’s actions. Here is how the one-bite rule generally works […]

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Families with Children: Know Your Rental Rights

As a parent with children, you are protected by the Fair Housing Act, and you can fight housing discrimination problems in court. Do you think that your landlord is placing unfair restrictions on your family because you have kids? Here are some scenarios common to renting families in which the landlord is actually acting illegally.  […]

Can You Sue If You Fall and Get Hurt in a Hospital?

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), there are between 700,000 and 1,000,000 patients that fall in hospitals each year. If you are a hospital inpatient, and you fall and get hurt, whether or not you can sue the hospital will depend on the circumstances. There are some instances where a fall […]