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…

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…

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…

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…

It’s not just your imagination, Oregon roads are busier than ever, and there’s no sign of the masses abandoning their cars anytime soon. Millions of drivers navigate our freeways, highways, and city streets safely; however, there are many who drive erratically, speed, text, eat, or even apply makeup while driving or while stopped at a…