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OlsenDaines’ First Annual Turkey Giveaway is coming up. Stop by our office in Salem, OR on Monday, November 19, 2018 starting at 9 AM. We’ll be giving away one turkey to each family in need (while supplies last).

What happens if you get hurt at your apartment? Is your landlord responsible for paying your medical bills? Possibly, depending on the facts.  Let me explain more. The Legal Theory of Premises Liability. In Oregon, “premises liability” law is the legal theory that  holds a person who is in possession and control of land or […]

Social media is more and more a part of everyone’s life. And while it brings people together and keeps us all connected, social media can also have legal consequences. Stalking, cyber bullying, harassment, libel — these are just some of the legal liabilities that can arise out of social media. Another one that may not […]

No one likes to think about car accidents. Or car insurance. But while it might not be sexy, car insurance is critical. And knowing what “First Party Benefits” are and how they can protect you and your loved ones, can be immeasurably valuable. What Are First Party Benefits? In Oregon, all drivers are required to […]

Economic Loss and Personal Injury

  When it comes to civil liability the remedy is almost always money. Unlike criminal law, in a civil case you can’t put the defendant in jail. So, when a civil litigant is injured, money (with few exceptions) is what he or she seeks from the defendant. Money Damages Money damages can be recovered in […]

Car accidents happen every day. But somehow, you are never expecting to be in one. If you are involved in a car accident, it can leave you not only injured, but emotionally and mentally shattered as well. That’s why it’s important to know how to handle a car accident long before one happens. Let’s take […]

  It’s the morning after, and you’ve got…a horrible… Lawsuit. Social Host Laws. Social host liability laws are laws that impose liability on social hosts for alcohol-related injuries that occur to minors, and in some states, to anyone who was allowed to drink to excess and who was injured or killed, or caused another’s injury […]

Plaintiff’s Duty To Mitigate

Personal injury cases can get complicated pretty quick. Not only do they involve a lot of factors that can be difficult to prove —like a defendant’s duty, breach, causation and damages—but even when those hurdles have been met, a plaintiff, has obligations of his (or her) own that must be met. Even an innocent plaintiff […]

Understanding Discovery

  Have you ever wondered how attorneys come up with those surprise questions at trial that make the witness cry on the witness stand? You know, like the way they do it in movies: Mr. Attorney suddenly turns on the sweet little old lady witness who has been giving the most damming evidence against his […]

What is a Subrogation Action?

  If you are in a car accident, “subrogation” is a term you need to become familiar with. Why? Because a subrogation action by your insurance company can impact your claim Subrogation is not a term that many people hear about. That’s because it is generally a matter that is between insurance companies. So let’s […]