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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…

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Summer in Portland has finally arrived, which means we’re spending most of our free time outdoors. Unfortunately, emergency rooms also know this as “trauma season.” Some of the most common summer pastimes and activities pose hidden dangers that can send people to the hospital. We’ll break down three common summertime personal injuries and offer summer…

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Before you approach a new dog, it’s important to ask the owners if they’re ok with you petting the dog. While most look friendly, some might be uneasy around new people and could lash out with a bite. If you happen to find yourself dealing with a dog bite, follow our tips to ensure your…

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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…

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As the weather gets nicer and the days get longer, we reminisce about our childhood summers, playing in swimming pools and bouncing on trampolines. Countless kids ask for trampolines every Christmas, but before you decide to purchase, it’s important to consider the dangers hidden in this popular backyard toy. Continue reading to learn about premises…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Fall is here, which means children and parents across the U.S. are preparing for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating. What many parents may be unaware of, however, is that Halloween is the deadliest night of the year for children, with pedestrian deaths at their highest on this beloved holiday. Paul Galm Law has gathered some expert…