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What is an Arbitration?

Posted by Scott Edwards | Oct 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

An arbitration is a judicial proceeding in which two parties try to resolve their case. Sometimes, parties participate in an arbitration voluntarily, other times are required by a contract, but most often, arbitrations are required by the court pursuant to what are called “mandatory arbitration” ...

Winter is Coming—Auto Safety Considerations

Posted by William K. Thayer | Oct 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yes it is just the beginning of October, but rain showers are already upon us, and a full-blown case of winter will be here before we know it. It dawned on me last week that, with winter, the roads are an inherently more risky business for those of us who commute to work every day and have to re...

Unsecured loads

Posted by Scott A. Staples | Oct 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

On August 19, 2017, The Columbian published an article entitled “Falling Wood Injures Biker.” It reported a motorcyclist was hit by a large piece of wood that fell from an unsecured load two miles north of Battle Ground. The driver of the flatbed truck that lost the wood was charged with first de...

Property Damage Claim After a Car Accident

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Sep 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many property damage claims are often not pursued because personal injury attorneys dont typically handle that aspect of their clients claims, and many people are unaware that these claims exist. More often personal injury attorneys focus solely on the bodily injury aspect of clients claims. ...

Staying Safe During The Solar Eclipse

Posted by Samantha Bulder | Aug 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Staying Safe During The Solar Eclipse Here in Southwest Washington and Northern Oregon, we have a prime view of the total solar eclipse happening on Monday, August 21, 2017. In Oregon, the eclipse will start at 9:06 a.m. and will end at 11:38 a.m. lasting for a total of 2 hours, and 32 min...

Speeding Kills As Many Americans as Drunk Driving

Posted by Scott Edwards | Aug 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the National Transportation Safety Boards recent report, speeding kills as many Americans as drunk driving. Speed - and therefore speeding - increases crash risks in two ways: it increases the likelihood of being involved in a crash, and it increases the severity of injuries sustained by all road users in a crash.

Avoid This Sunscreen Chemical If Possible

Posted by Samantha Bulder | Aug 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Next time you're looking for sunscreen either at the store, or in your cupboard at home, check to make sure that the chemical "avobenzone" isn't in the sunscreen. According to the article, "Here's one chemical to avoid when shopping for sunscreen," published by Andy Marso from the Kansas City St...

New Oregon Law Changes Car Seat Requirements For Kids

Posted by Samantha Bulder | Jul 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the article,  "New Oregon law changes car seat requirements for kids" published by Nina Mehlhaf, KGW, car seat safety in Oregon is changing. A new law recently signed by Governor Kate Brown states that kids ages two and under must stay in a rear-facing car seat, whereas the previous...

Kids and Windows - Revisited

Posted by William K. Thayer | Jun 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summer is at last upon us. Time to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. But let's don't forget the children. At Schauermann Thayer law firm we handle negligence cases, often ones of severe injury and death. Several of the more tragic and difficult cases that we have has in our more than thr...

How Do I Know if I Need an Accident Lawyer?

Posted by Samantha Bulder | Jun 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

It can be tough to know if you need to seek legal representation after being injured in an accident. Taking a gamble with insurance adjusters and believing you will receive fair compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering often presents you with much frustration and stress. Often, i...

Staying Safe by the Water this Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by Samantha Bulder | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we see our first sneak peek of summer, it is important to remember that we are still seeing the ramifications of a wet winter with heavy snowmelt here in the Pacific Northwest. So as you make your way toward a river or lake this weekend, keep in mind that wearing a life vest is critically important.

Do I Have to Hit My Head in Order to Get a Concussion?

Posted by Scott A. Staples | May 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

How Can Something So Small Be So Dangerous?

Posted by Samantha Bulder | Apr 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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...

What If An Insurance Company Isn't Treating Me Fair?

Posted by Bradley Thayer | Apr 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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...

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