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The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  With motor vehicle fatalities up 14 percent since 2014 (more than 40,000 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2017,) it is more important than ever to remember that if your hands are holding anything other than the steering wheel, the[…]

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Elaine Caver Ordal was waiting at a traffic light one hot summer day when she was rear-ended by a Tri-Met bus. She was in the left-turn lane, waiting for the light to change, when the bus struck her vehicle from behind. Elaine wasn’t badly hurt, but did have some back problems that required physical therapy.[…]

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Cindy Jaggers first worked with Rob Kline and Kline Law Offices on a workmans comp claim. She’d been in an automobile accident while on the job and sustained severe soft tissue injuries. It took more than three years before she felt fully healed. In the meantime, it was necessary to settle the claim. Rob Kline[…]

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Erin Stoneburner contacted injury lawyer Rob Kline and Kline Offices following her involvement in an automobile accident. Erin was asleep in the passenger seat when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. As a result of the accident, Erin’s back was broken in five places, which ultimately required a permanent[…]

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When Trevor Maffei was in a car accident several years ago a car ran a red light and struck his car while he was in the intersection he was at a loss. He had never been in an accident like this before, and didn’t know his rights. Trevor had been injured, his car had sustained[…]

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Nancy Gonzales contacted Portland injury attorney Rob Kline and Kline Law Offices after an automobile accident. While waiting her turn at a stop sign, an oncoming car crossed the double yellow line and slammed into her car. The impact spun her car 180 degrees, totaling the vehicle. I watched him coming, Nancy recalls today. No[…]

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Eyvonne Harris was brushing her teeth bent over the kitchen sink. Without warning, a row of cabinets mounted above the sink came crashing down, knocking her to the floor and causing serious injury. She crawled to the phone, and was eventually hospitalized: Her back and neck were broken in several places, and she sustained damage[…]

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There are a number of options available to deal with your medical bills while you are waiting to resolve your personal injury claim. Every case is different, and it is important to take an exhaustive look at all possible options. Options for paying your immediate medical bills include: PIP Coverage Workers' Comp Health Insurance Coverage[...]

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You don't need a lawyer for every claim. If you have a minor injury and make a quick recovery, you probably can resolve your claim on your own. However, if you have a more significant injury or you face a longer recovery, you should consider hiring a lawyer. Without an experienced attorney on your side,[...]

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The value of a personal injury case is affected by many factors. These factors include the amount of medical bills and wage loss, the nature and duration of medical treatment, how your injuries have affected your day-to-day activities, and what the future holds. These factors, or "damages", contribute to the potential value of your case. Types of[...]

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“I just looked down for a second.” “I looked up, and there he was.” “I turned to look at my kid, and when I turned back, I didn’t have time to stop.” Unfortunately, these kinds of statements are all too common. They frequently are offered as excuses by distracted drivers for an inexcusable act—the act[…]

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On January 1, 2016, a new law goes into effect that creates some exciting new changes to Oregon’s automobile insurance law. SB 411, which was signed earlier this year by Governor Kate Brown, allows consumers to finally get the full benefit of the insurance coverage they have been paying for. But you must act. The[…]

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