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Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Car Accident Lawyer

Many states have laws requiring motorists to maintain at least minimal automobile coverage, which means when you get in a car accident, the process of going through insurance to pay for damages and medical expenses should be easy.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.  Sometimes a driver has no insurance, or the insurance provider denies…

What You Should Know About Auto Accidents That Occur in Parking Lots

When it comes to safety on the road, personal responsibility is paramount. After all, a vehicle is a powerful tool with a lot of beneficial potential, but also a fair amount of detriment as well. The most considerate of us typically keep safety at the forefront of our minds when we are driving on the…

When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Whether you slip in a supermarket and fracture your hip, you’re hit by a drunk driver, the neighbor’s dog bites you, or your doctor misdiagnoses your medical condition, leading to additional harm, you may have a claim for personal injury as a result.  In many cases, insurance companies will pay out for any damages resulting…

Proving Cell Phone Liability in Auto Accidents

We all know about the dangers of driving while intoxicated, but there is an even more insidious form of distraction that can be just as deadly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that texting while driving is more dangerous than operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08. Statistically, a…

Who Pays for Damages After a Hit and Run?

After a hit and run, you may have no idea what to do next. When the other driver takes off, you’re left picking up the pieces. All the damages might just land squarely on your plate. In most cases, your only option is to utilize your own insurance policy. But insurance companies have a reputation…

What to Consider Before Settling a Claim for Your Injuries

If you have recently been injured and have sought legal recourse against an insurer or a defendant, you might be under pressure to settle your case quickly. As a rule, insurers will do everything in their power to convince you to settle a claim before it reaches the court. Accepting a monetary payment in exchange…

Rising Portland Car Accidents: A Call for Personal Injury Legal Help

Portland Sees Alarming Increase in Car Crashes and Injuries in Recent Years New data from the Portland Crash Analysis & Reporting Unit reveals a concerning upward trend in motor vehicle crashes over the past year. Compared to the previous year, Portland saw an 18.76% increase overall in crashes in 2021, including a 20% rise in…

What Does Negligence Mean?

Negligence is a term used to describe a situation in which a person fails to take reasonable care while doing something.  If you have spent any time with or around a personal injury case, you’ve probably heard the term “negligence” used time and time again. Why? Because it’s the key factor that almost every case…

What You Should Know About Assumption of Risk in Your Personal Injury Case

Personal injury lawsuits can become more complex when parties argue about negligence and fault. In some cases, you may hear your attorney or the opposing party mention “assumption of risk.” Knowing what this concept means and how it’s applied to a case is important if you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit in Washington or…

Keeping Pedestrians Safe: Understanding Key Factors in Accidents

Pedestrian Safety Statistics Pedestrian safety is an urgent concern worldwide, with over 1.3 million people dying in traffic accidents annually. Pedestrians account for 22% of all road fatalities, being far more vulnerable than vehicle occupants when collisions occur. Given these alarming statistics, researchers have sought to analyze the risk factors contributing to pedestrian-vehicle crashes. Identifying…

Why Credibility Is So Important During a Personal Injury Case

If you are hurt in a car wreck or other injury accident, that traumatic event becomes a part of your life story. The process of obtaining compensation requires you to tell your story to insurance companies and judges — and sometimes, even a jury — to convince them that the law entitles you to compensation.…

Can I File a Claim for an Injury After Signing a Liability Waiver?

There is a good reason why your personal injury lawyer asks that you not sign any document after an accident without first consulting with them. One of the documents you may be asked to sign is a liability waiver. Signing this waiver can make obtaining compensation for your injuries significantly more difficult. What Is a…

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Without having a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer fighting for you, you could end up owing tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and losing thousands of dollars of income that your family needs to cover living expenses. As a dedicated Portland/Vancouver metro personal injury attorney, the Harlan Law Firm will provide caring, compassionate service while delivering the results that you and your family deserve.

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