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AFTER AUTO ACCIDENTS- QUICK TIPS

December 4, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP

Authored by Nancy Picasso Auto accidents happen every day often times resulting in damaging experiences. It may be difficult to prevent imperceptible motor vehicle accidents, but for safety measures and legal purposes it is important to know there are helpful before and after accident tips. The tips listed below are a reflection of what State […]

A Growing Senior Population Rises an Issue on Elder Abuse.

November 16, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP

Authored by Nancy Picasso Improper care or elder abuse is not only a statewide issue it’s a national crisis. As the problem arises, more and more evidence proves that elder abuse occurs to adults age 60 and over. According to The Oregonian, people who are socially isolated, have dementia, or have a mental illness are […]

Elder Care Facilities: Complaints, Concerns abound in Oregon

September 29, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP

Authored by Holly Martinez Recently, in an investigate series, the Oregonian reported that nine out of 10 senior care facilities had more complaints from residents and family members than the state’s database let on. Elder abuse and neglect is a growing problem in Oregon. If you or a loved one have been subject to unfair […]

Towe v. Sacagawea, Inc.

July 7, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Billie Towe was a resident of rural Jackson County, driving on a forest public access road for pleasure, but also to look for real estate that he had reason to believe was for sale in the area. After the access road was a privately-owned road, one which Towe had travelled before. However, on this day, […]

Cortez v. Nacco Material Handling Group, Inc.

July 6, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Antonio Cortez was a mill worker, working for Sun Studs LLC, a limited liability company. Cortez was on the night shift when a co-worker, driving a Hyster forklift, backed into him, dragging him for a long distance and causing catastrophic injuries. The forklift was not equipped with a backup warning signal which would have warned […]

Yeatts v. Polygon Northwest Co.

June 30, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Arthur Yeatts was a construction worker, working on a third-story sheet rock project, when a guard rail gave way. Yeatts fell 19 feet to the ground below. He sustained multiple head injuries as well as fracturing his arm and wrist. He required significant medical care and lost substantial wages and earning capacity. Yeatts sued the […]

Piazza v. Kellim

June 29, 2017 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Martha Paz de Noboa Delgado was a 17-year-old exchange student visiting the Portland area from Peru. One night she went with friends downtown to Portland to visit an underage nightclub called the Zone. She was not allowed into the club right away, and was required to line up outside on the sidewalk. While she waited, […]

Rains v. Stayton Builders Mart

June 23, 2017 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Kevin Rains was a construction worker injured when a board sold by Stayton Builders Mart, and constructed by Weyerhauser, broke underneath him. After a trial handled by Pickett Dummigan McCall attorney J. Randolph Pickett and Brian Whitehead of the Law Offices of Brian Whitehead, a jury awarded Kevin Rains $7 million in economic and non-economic […]

Lifesavers Conference

May 23, 2016 | By Pickett Dummigan LLP

Attorney Christopher Larsen was invited to speak at the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities held April 3-5, 2016, in Long Beach, California. Speaking to a national audience of traffic safety professionals, Chris — along with Portland Police Officer James Sorensen and Trauma Nurse Joanne Fairchild – spoke about how they worked collaboratively with […]

End Distracted Driving

August 19, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Authored by Chris Larsen As the end of summer nears and kids go back to school, it’s time to redouble our efforts to end distracted driving. Distracted driving is doing anything that takes your attention away from driving. Many people think of driving while talking or texting on a cellphone as the main type of […]