Personal Injury Law Blog

The Skinny on Oregon’s Distracted Driving Law

On October 1, 2017, the Oregon Distracted Driving Law came into full effect on its streets and highways. A November 2019 study, comparing the nation’s texting-while-driving laws, concluded that Oregon now has the strictest rules in place in the US. Let’s look at exactly what the law allows – and doesn’t allow.
man looking at phone, ignoring oregon's distracted driving law

Oregon Motorcycle Laws Every Rider Needs to Know

Riding a motorcycle gives you a sense of freedom and adventure. While a romantic idea, getting to the point of being able to actually firing up your metal steed requires knowing and adhering to few rules. Enter the Oregon motorcycle law. Here’s what you need to know.
Oregon motorcycle laws

Punitive Damages: What Are They, and Why Should You Care?

What are punitive damages – and should you seek them out? Because punitive damages are designed to not reward anyone but instead punish an at-fault party, the State of Oregon takes up to 70% of recovered monies. Here’s all you need to know about punitive damages.
Punitive damages

Compensatory vs Punitive Damages Case: RoundUp

A judge in a California case has told the parties to a lawsuit that she intends to reduce a May 19, 2019 $2 billion punitive damage award for RoundUp to $250 million. As it turns out, it’s an interesting case of compensatory vs punitive damages – and well in line with the law. Here’s why.
compensatory vs punitive damages in Roundup Case
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