My grandfather’s story is one of literally thousands of unique stories of men and women who lost their lives in the service of their communities. This week we honor each of them and their families for making the ultimate sacrifice. Our thanks and gratitude will never be enough.
In an article authored by Dameon Pesanti of the Columbian newspaper, dated May 15, 2017, it is noted that, "In an effort to make Vancouver's roads safe, convenient, and more comfortable to a broader array of users, the city is in the works of adopting a "Complete Streets" policy to guide future r...
A concussion is, "a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth." Many people don't understand the seriousness of concussions. But in reality, concussions can be very serious. In our practice, we often see concussions in auto accidents, falls, workplace accidents, and sports-related injuries.
Until recently, motorcyclist deaths were declining. Then, in 2015, motorcyclist deaths hit a record high in Oregon with 60 motorcyclists being killed on Oregon's roadways. Since that time, they've been trending upward.
According to City of Vancouver Fire Department Training Captain John Bulder, a car traveling 60 mph, the speed limit on many of our highways, travels 88 feet in one second. Putting it into perspective, that's a little over half a football field in length. Now think about this: The average time...
If you're feeling like your insurance company isn't treating you fairly, one option is to file a complaint with the insurance commissioner in the state in which you purchased your respective insurance. Each insurance commissioner's office works to ensure that insurance companies are staying in bo...
Both statewide and locally, unfortunately, pedestrian deaths increased last year. According to a front page article in the Columbian, Saturday, April 1, 2017, there were 5 pedestrians killed in Clark County last year, and 89 statewide.
Car insurance premiums are going up in Washington State. Make sure you're aware of the things you can do to protect yourself.
Distracted driving penalties may increase statewide as citizens start to question our current laws, and challenge lawmakers to change them.
Bill Thayer, co-founder of Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS is sharing his 36-plus years of experience at the upcoming Washington State Association for Justice’s Clark County Roundtable, an educational opportunity for attorneys in Clark County, WA.
Promoting Children's Safety by Providing Free Helmets at Vancouver Family Magazine's Children's Festival
Schauermann Thayer recently participated in Vancouver Family Magazine's Children's Festival at the Vancouver Mall. To promote children's safety, a subject very dear to our hearts, we gave away 500 free bike helmets, and auctioned off two bicycles.
Partner Scott Edwards and co-founder Craig Schauermann recently presented to Clark County trial attorneys on joint and several liability.
According to the Wall Street Journal, motor vehicle deaths increased for the second straight year in 2016, based on a report from the National Safety Council.
Here, we endeavor to not only reiterate why the insurance coverages we discuss so often are important, but also to illustrate that those critical coverages are more affordable than you might think.
As we have outlined before on this blog, one of the greater challenges that we face is trying to predict how a jury will view and evaluate our clients' cases. At the Schauermann Thayer firm, we make every effort to ensure our clients are ultimately treated as fairly as possible in their pursuit ...
Enjoy the big game tomorrow, the food, the family and friends, and the commercials. But, also remember to play it safe!
A co-founder of our firm, Craig F. Schauermann, was just named a“Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics Magazine for an 11th straight year.
Although to most, the following might seem to be common sense, here are some reasons wearing your seatbelt is important.
Why Should Drivers Have Auto Insurance? The easy answer is “It’s required by law.” But, beyond the illegality of driving uninsured—other risks loom for folks who drive uninsured.
Were you injured or did you suffer property damage in Oregon? Are you concerned that your claim is too small to involve an attorney? ORS 20.080 is an attorney fee-shifting statute that may prove useful in justifying bringing an attorney on board.
The Oregon Supreme Court changed Oregon law with respect to negligent infliction of emotional distress with its ruling in the Philibert v. Kluser matter it issued on December 22, 2016.
Having happily reached what he has decided is a reasonable age for retirement, partner Jeff Jacobs will take permanent leave from the Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS law firm on Jan. 3, 2017.
With the national news focus on the blaze in Oakland and recent fire incidents closer to home, we wanted to share some resources out there that promote fire awareness and safety. This is especially pertinent given that the holiday season is upon us and families are gathering and spending a great...
On November 19, 1863, precisely 153 years ago yesterday, President Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech at the site of a Civil War battlefield to dedicate seventeen acres on Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as a national military cemetery.
On Friday, November 4, 2016, partner Scott Edwards of Schauermann Thayer Jacob Staples and Edwards PS provided an excellent one hour educational opportunity to Clark County attorneys as part of an end-of-the-year Continuing Legal Education program (CLE). Scott's presentation was titled, “So You ...