personal injury

Taking the Bite Out of Bed Bugs

August 6, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

*Authored by Ashley McDonald, J.D. Bed bug infestations are increasingly common in large cities across the United States. The Portland metropolitan area has become a prime location for bed bugs to thrive due to its large population and a steady flow of new residents resulting in a booming rental market. Unfortunately, many people affected by […]

Como encontrar el mejor abogado – Parte. I – Es todo acerca SUYO

June 26, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Hay más de un millón de abogados en los Estados Unidos y ese número crece cada año. Con tantos abogados en el mercado, es muy difícil seleccionar a través de ellos para encontrar quienes son los mejores. En esta serie de blogs, espero poder darles una perspectiva interna de las cualidades y rasgos que hay […]

How to find the best attorney – Pt. I – It’s all about YOU

June 25, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

An inside perspective by Ron K. Cheng There are over a million attorneys in the United States and their numbers grow every year. With so many attorneys on the market, it can be difficult to sort through all of them to find out who the best lawyers actually are. In this blog series, I hope […]

The Amendment No One Talks About and the People who Protect It

May 20, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

By Ron K. Cheng Every American knows about the First Amendment right to free speech. Everyone has heard about the controversy behind the Second Amendment right to bear arms. These and other rights are often in the forefront of political discussions, reminding us to be active citizens in order to protect our civil liberties. However, […]

Drinking and Driving Diplomas Down the Drain

May 7, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Students all over the country are getting ready for graduation. This is an exciting time for friends and family to celebrate the success of their loved ones. Cheers and congratulations are in order and there is nothing wrong with a little champagne (if you’re of legal drinking age) to kick off the celebration. However, it […]

Sleeping on the Job – Trucks & Tragedy

April 30, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Semi-trailer trucks are some of the biggest vehicles on the road. These trucks are very useful at transporting goods around the country and they play a big role in keeping our economy growing. However, the sheer weight and size of a semi-truck makes it incredibly dangerous on the road. The average semi-truck weighs 80,000 lbs., […]

A “Double Whammy” – When you’re involved in more than one car crash.

April 16, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Things are bad enough when you’re involved in one car accident. It gets even worse when you’re involved in two within a short amount of time. The situation is complex and confusing and can spiral out of control if you are not prepared. For example: your own insurance policy may not be able to cover […]

New law provides greatly increased insurance coverage for Oregon drivers!

March 16, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

written by Christopher Larsen With the passage of Senate Bill 411 signed by Governor Kate Brown on March 12, 2014, badly injured Oregon drivers will soon be able to receive a minimum of $65,000 in insurance coverage in cases where the bad driver only has $25,000.00 minimum limits. SB 411 removes a longstanding loophole that […]

The Tort is Ticking

February 11, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

All personal injury claims have a statute of limitations, otherwise known as a legal deadline by which a case must be filed. Failing to file a lawsuit before this deadline can result in your case being forever dismissed. It doesn’t matter how good the case may be, the statute of limitations applies to every personal […]

FAQ – What do I do after a car accident?

December 29, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Millions of car accidents occur every year in the United States. Thankfully, many of them are minor; unfortunately, not all of them are. Getting involved in a car crash can be a shocking, confusing, and stressful experience. However, it is important to control your anxiety and remember your obligations and rights in order to protect […]