This article was published in the Juvenile Law Reader, Volume 15, Issue 1, Spring 2018. The State of Oregon is failing to protect the legal rights of children who are harmed due to acts or omissions of the Department of Human Services (DHS). The rights of children to seek justice for their injuries fall through[…]
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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[…]
When a lawyer is appointed to represent a child client in a dependency case, the lawyer may discover that, in addition to the circumstances that brought the child before the court in the first place, the child also may have experienced abuse, neglect or other injuries while in the custody of the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS).
This law firm treated me with the utmost respect, compassion and professionalism. I felt that I was in extremely good hands and never had a doubt that they had all the bases covered. I was very pleased with the result and felt that I got more than my money’s worth. They deliver what is promised[…]
My experience with the Kline Law Offices was remarkable. I was injured in a car accident, overwhelmed by my symptoms and inundated by paperwork. While I was trying to make a difficult decision related to surgery, the team at the Kline Law Offices negotiated the highest settlement available under the law.
I’d never been in an accident before and thought initially I could handle the settlement issues on my own. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not interested in doing things fairly and I soon felt I was in over my head trying to take care of things. I was referred to [Rob] Kline and from the moment[…]
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.[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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“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[…]
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[…]
Rob Kline shares when liability waivers are enforceable and when they are not.
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