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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 »


Despite Deadly Accidents, Washington Only Just Now Passed Law to Require Motorcyclists to Carry Liability Insurance

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

A 19-year-old Vancouver man was recently killed in a motorcycle accident in Camas. The police found his body on Northwest Lake Road; no other vehicles were identified as part of the crash, and police suspect speed may have been a factor. The recent accident is a reminder that motorcycle accidents are still a major… Read More »

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Car Seat Back Defects Pose Danger to Passengers, Children

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Conventional wisdom on the safest place in the car for a child to ride has changed in the past few decades. It is now generally understood that young children should ride in the back seat. However, several lawsuits in recent years have uncovered defects in car seat backs that pose serious risk of personal… Read More »

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Portland Hit-and-Run Accident – Driver Flees Scene, Leaves Passengers

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

Hit-and-run accidents are, unfortunately, very common across the United States. Drivers are afraid of owning up to accidents they cause and will flee the scene to avoid liability. Fleeing the scene of a crash, especially where there were injuries, is not only cowardly but is also illegal under Oregon law. A recent crash in… Read More »

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JSB Ground Beef Recall – 100,000 Pounds Recalled for E. Coli Scare

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

A unit of the world’s largest meat processor recently recalled almost 100,000 pounds of ground beef after one batch was found by inspectors to contain traces of the E. coli bacteria. JBS USA provides beef that is sold in restaurants and supermarkets across the United States, including in Washington and Oregon. The JSB ground… Read More »

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Oregon Supreme Court Grants Wide Protection For Doctor-Patient Communications in Personal Injury Cases

By John Lutgens, Attorney at Law |

The Oregon Supreme Court just dealt a huge victory to plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits. Personal injury lawsuits often turn on the testimony of the plaintiff’s doctors on issues such as the existence and the extent of the plaintiff’s injury, pain and suffering, anticipated duration of injury and the likelihood of recovery. The need… Read More »

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