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Injury Claims Against the Government in Oregon

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Dealing with the aftermath of a serious accident can be complicated and difficult at the best of times. The matter can quickly become much more complicated if the person who caused the injury is a government employee. What if you are hit by a city bus or rear-ended by a police officer? Are there… Read More »

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Passenger Rights After a Car Accident in Oregon and Washington

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Drivers are not the only parties who may be hurt in an auto accident. Pedestrians, motorcycle riders, bicyclists, and other passengers are all liable to be hurt in a traffic crash. If you are a passenger in a car and you wind up in a crash, what are your rights? Are you covered by… Read More »

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Washington Expands Categories of People Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

An unexpected death in the family can be a jarring and emotionally traumatizing experience, even in the best possible circumstances.  If the decedent was financially responsible for others, even more complications and fiscal problems could arise.  Survivors of a family member killed by negligence or recklessness have the right to bring personal injury and… Read More »

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Massive Accident in Lakewood Involves Fleeing SUV Colliding With Emergency Vehicles, Semi-Truck Fire

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

A wild scene straight out of an action movie left I-5 around Lakewood, Washington, closed for hours on a recent Monday morning.  The incident involved a semi-truck fire, police pursuit, collision with emergency vehicles, and multiple injuries.  Needless to say, anyone injured by a driver recklessly fleeing from the police has strong grounds for… Read More »

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How Long Will It Take to Settle My Oregon Car Crash Lawsuit?

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, you are likely facing a lot of uncertainty.  Your medical bills may be piling up, you may be taking time off of work and missing out on wages, and you may generally be struggling with the disruption of your life… Read More »

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Rash of Motorcycle Accidents Strikes the Pacific Northwest

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

An overwhelming number of motorcycle accidents has struck down riders in Washington and Oregon this summer. Sadly, many of these crashes have been fatal. Learn more about the recent rash of motorcycle accidents in and around Vancouver and Portland, and contact an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer for more information. Unusually high volume of motorcycle… Read More »

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Fatal DUI Accidents in Portland and Salem as Oregon Fails to Lower BAC Limit

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

A Portland teen faces manslaughter charges after her passenger died in a recent car accident, based on allegations that the teen was driving under the influence of alcohol. The fatal crash follows another DUI-related collision that killed several teens in Salem earlier this summer. Drunk driving accidents remain a significant problem across the state… Read More »

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Multiple Fatal Crashes as Portland Celebrates Traffic Safety Plan

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

As we previously mentioned, while Portland is not the most dangerous city in the country in terms of car accidents, the city still sees its fair share of traffic fatalities. The City Council has been making significant efforts to curb this problem, including the recent completion of a multi-million dollar project on a 40-block… Read More »

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Your Uber or Lyft Car May Have an Open Safety Recall

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

A report recently issued by Consumer Reports found an alarming fact: Nearly one in six ride-share vehicles may be subject to open recalls based on safety defects. Consumer Reports found that thousands of vehicles currently in operation and employed by Uber and Lyft have unaddressed safety problems, including several recent high-profile automobile recalls for… Read More »

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Three Deadly Crashes in Less Than 12 Hours in Portland

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Portland, Oregon is not known as the most dangerous city in the country for pedestrians or drivers, but a recent Wednesday saw a spate of horrific traffic accidents leading to multiple deaths. At least one accident involved a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian. Traffic accidents are prevalent everywhere in the country and have been… Read More »

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