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…

The leaves have fallen off the trees, the air is crisp, and nights are long. Winter has arrived in the Portland area! With the possibility of snow and ice each year on top of our usual rain, it’s important for homeowners and business owners to be aware of any hazards that could lead to slip…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…