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Pedestrian Injuries: What to Do if a Car Hits You While You’re Walking

By Aaron Reichenberger |

One of the many benefits of living in Oregon, especially in the Portland-area, is the ability to freely take advantage of our many walkable neighborhoods and parks. It is common for us to learn when talking to new clients that walking and hiking are among their favorite recreational activities. As Portland continues to grow… Read More »

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How Should I Handle My Car Repair or Total Loss Claim After a Car Crash?

By Aaron Reichenberger |

It may not always make sense for you to hire a lawyer to represent you for a car repair or total loss claim following a car crash. Situations in which a person may want to hire a lawyer for their property damage or total loss claims are: Diminished value claims (i.e. when a newer… Read More »

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Rosenbaum Law Group’s Aaron Reichenberger Named a “Super Lawyer Rising Star”

By Ashley Rosenbaum-DePalo |

The Rosenbaum Law Group is pleased to announce that attorney Aaron Reichenberger has been named a 2019 Oregon Rising Star by Super Lawyers. This is an honor limited to just 2.5% of attorneys within Oregon and represents that Aaron has demonstrated repeated excellence in the practice of personal injury law. Aaron represents injured people… Read More »

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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for my Car Accident?

By Gretchen Mandekor |

If you have been injured in a car crash, you may decide to navigate the insurance claim process yourself and negotiate your own settlement. However, there are a number of things to consider before doing so. Most importantly, your focus should be on your medical treatment and recovery from your injuries, not dealing with… Read More »

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Why ORS 20.080 is Critical for Oregonians

By Aaron Reichenberger |

(Note: this article originally appeared in The Multnomah Lawyer, February 2019 issue and was co-written with Ben Cox.) In the December issue of the Multnomah Lawyer (“One Extra Dollar: The Impact of Attorney Fee Awards in Small Claims”), the author took issue with a fee-shifting statute that hundreds of Oregon lawyers regularly utilize in… Read More »

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Oregon’s Employer Liability Law and Injured Workers

By Aaron Reichenberger |

In pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death case, it is important to understand all of the available claims a victim may have. When workers are injured or killed on the job in Oregon, more than one legal option may be available to them. It is typical for the worker to have a workers… Read More »

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FAQ: Oregon Auto Collisions

By Ashley Rosenbaum-DePalo |

Below are a few of the frequent questions we hear after our clients are injured in an auto collision. Our team is always available to answer any questions you may have if you or someone you know is injured in an automobile collision. 1) I just got in an auto collision—what do I do?… Read More »

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Oregon Underinsured Motorist and PIP Law Changes Benefit Injured Victims

By Aaron Reichenberger |

The Oregon Legislature recently passed, and Governor Kate Brown signed into law, a bill that dramatically improves the landscape for Oregon victims injured in motor-vehicle collisions. The bill has two components: a change to Oregon Underinsured Motorist (UIM) law and a change to Oregon’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law. These changes go into effect… Read More »

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ERISA Subrogation Is Not Always A Slam Dunk For The Health Plan

By Rosenbaum Law Group, PC |

If an ERISA based plan is not self-funded, the plan is subject to state insurance regulation. Statutory limitations on subrogation and lien rights of health plans and auto insurance policies can be considered insurance regulations that are not subject to preemption. See FMC Corp v. Holliday, 498 U.S. 52 (1990). Even in the self-funded… Read More »

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Punitive Damages Are Alive And Well In Oregon

By Rosenbaum Law Group, PC |

Punitive damages are determined by juries in Oregon. Despite recent efforts in some states to limit the scope of punitive damages available to litigants in court cases, the Oregon Courts have consistently allowed large punitive damage awards, if the jury has evidence to conclude that the conduct was sufficiently reprehensible. In this regard, the… Read More »

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