Why is fault important in collisions?

The at fault party has to pay for damages they cause through their negligence. This includes property damage, medical bills, and pain and suffering. There are limitations, so read on.   A good way to illustrate the importance of fault … Continue reading

Personal Injury Damages

As a personal injury attorney in Salem, I have handled many types of accident cases involving, cars, trucks, motorcycles and pedestrians. There are two typical types of damages that must be handled when people are injured in an accident. People … Continue reading

You Can Be DUII When You Don’t Realize It

Did you know you can be DUII below .08? I believe it is important that you know that .08 is a chemical standard for DUII, but it is not the only standard for a DUII citation or conviction. If you … Continue reading

Divorce: Is Oregon a Separate or Community Property State?

The correct answer is that Oregon is a separate property state. So what? Well, it can make a big difference when it comes to dividing assets that have accumulated in a marriage; but perhaps, not as much as you might … Continue reading

DMV Hearing Request – Time Sensitive

You only have 10 days from the date of your DUII arrest to ask for a DMV hearing. When you have been arrested for DUII and released from jail you are given a date to appear in court. Sometimes that … Continue reading

Divorce is Complicated

Divorce is complicated, emotional and difficult for everyone involved. What a shocker!!! The emotional components of a divorce usually start with issues of custody and parenting time. There is often a loss of trust in the other parent and the … Continue reading

Misdemeanors Are Not Minor Offenses

Misdemeanors are not minor when it comes to the consequences. Reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor. It has a maximum jail sentence of one year in jail and a $6,250 fine; PLUS a license suspension of 90 days, which … Continue reading