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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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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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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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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…

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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….

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Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, but not all canines are friendly. What recourse do you have if you are the victim of a dog attack due to an incompetent owner with an aggressive pet? Read on for important legal information from Portland personal injury lawyer Paul Galm. How Common Are Dog Bites?…

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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…

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Car accidents are inherently stressful and emotional but become even more frustrating when an uninsured driver is at fault. According to Portland lawyers, uninsured motorist claims are some of the most difficult and taxing due to state statutes. If you’ve had the misfortune of being the accident victim of an uninsured (or even an underinsured) driver, you…

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Thousands of accidents occur every year in Oregon, a large percentage of them involving pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. These accidents are scary and stressful, often causing serious harm and sometimes death. Whether you’re a seasoned bicyclist or a weekend warrior inspired by Portland’s bike trails, it’s important to know your Oregon bicyclist rights and responsibilities….

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Car accidents are scary events that our friends, neighbors, and family members sometimes face, but they can be made even more terrifying when medical injuries occur. Whether you are struggling with medical bills after a car accident or perhaps trying to figure out the best way to deal with the opposing insurance company, you need…