It’s not just your imagination; there are more and more bikers on the road. In fact, PBOT reports that 238% more people biked to work in 2010 than in 2000. While there can be contention between drivers, bikers, and pedestrians, there’s no reason why all commuters can’t share the road safely and effectively. That’s why…

Any accident that involves a motorcycle can be incredibly dangerous, so it’s important that motorcyclists and other drivers take ample precautions to help keep each other safe. Here are some tips from motorcycle accident attorney Paul Galm to help motorcyclists and non-motorcyclists safely share the road. Tips for Motorcyclists Ride Defensively Because motorcycles lack the…

A few months ago, we highlighted the new Oregon distracted driving law, which went into effect in October 2017. This law closed loopholes that limited cell phone use to hands-free devices for phone calls and texting, extending them to any function on a phone that requires holding or touching. Additional Changes to the Distracted Driving…

(Image Source: PBOT) According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, more than half of deadly car accidents in Portland occur on just 8% of our streets. Learn more about Portland’s High Crash Network from personal injury attorney Paul Galm. Determining Portland’s High Crash Network There are 30 streets included in the City of Portland High…

Don’t miss out on your rightful claim just because you didn’t know what to do in the event of a motor vehicle accident. To increase your odds of winning your case, follow these tips when making a car accident injury claim and take advantage of a free consultation at Paul Galm Law. Assess the Damage…

Oregon law requires all drivers to purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. This automobile insurance policy, also known as no-fault car insurance, covers medical expenses for injuries of anyone involved in a car accident. In this blog, we’ll explain exactly who and what gets covered under PIP insurance, so you’re well-equipped in case you need…

Getting in a car accident is an unfortunate situation, but not being able to exchange information with the other party can be even more frustrating. A hit and run accident happens when the driver who caused the accident flees the scene without stopping to exchange information with the victim. This can make it especially difficult…

A chaotic scene, dented vehicles, distraught people, property damage – car accidents are stressful, and the aftermath can be just as difficult to cope with. Once you’ve ensured that everyone is safe, the questions begin. Do I need to call the police? Who should I exchange information with? What details should I write down? Should…

2016 is quickly coming to a close and New Year’s festivities are upon us. Whether you’ll be counting down to midnight at a club, at a party, or in the comfort of your own home with family and friends, staying safe and avoiding the pitfalls of alcohol overindulgence is of utmost importance. Today we bring…

In 2014 alone, there were over 51,000 motor vehicle crashes reported in the state of Oregon. Because of the frequency of these collisions, knowing what steps to take after a car accident is imperative for anyone who drives. Paul Galm, an experienced car accident attorney in Beaverton, offers this car accident checklist to help you…