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…

Deciding to put a loved one in a nursing home can be an incredibly challenging decision. However, in many situations, a nursing home is the best option for providing full-time care for your loved one. Even after you’ve considered your options and chosen the facility that best fits your loved ones needs, you still need…

While the new distracted driving law has been in an effect for several months, many people are still unaware of what exactly is prohibited by the new law. Here’s a breakdown by Portland car accident attorney Paul Galm, which covers everything you need to know about the new hands-free driving law: What’s Different From the 2009…

Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or New Year’s Eve celebration, if you serve alcohol at your event, you can be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result. We’ve compiled a list of 5 things to keep in mind as you’re planning your holiday party this year. What is Social Host Liability…

If you or your loved one is the victim of a crime, personal injury lawyer Paul Galm can provide the legal support you need to build your civil case and begin the healing process. Follow these helpful tips to get the process started: Know Your Rights If you’re the victim of a crime, it’s important…

In many personal injury cases we encounter, we also have to determine whether negligence played a role in the injury or accident that occurred. The following blog will break down the parts of a negligence case to give you a better idea of what to do in case you or a loved one experiences a…

If you’ve lived in Oregon for any length of time then you know that Portland is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the state, and possibly even the country. And, if you’ve been paying attention to the cyclists on the roadways recently, you have probably noticed that electric assisted bicycles (aka electric bikes or…

Image Source: Bike Portland Portlanders, and Oregonians in general, love their bikes. We reside in one of the most bike-friendly states, allowing us to ride to work, ride to the grocery store, and ride local trails for adventure and beauty. We finally joined the 60+ other major U.S. cities with bike share programs in July,…

Oregon has long been known as one of the best states in the country for year-round biking and adventure. We have plenty of gorgeous trails to explore, bike-friendly roads, and of course, bike festivals and group rides. Bike riding rules in Portland and the rest of Oregon are designed to protect cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists….

As Americans become busier and busier, it can be more challenging than ever to find the time to get to the DMV during business hours. While it may not seem like a serious offense, driving with an expired license can have serious ramifications. Personal injury lawyer Paul Galm offers some insight into the consequences of…