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Over the past 35 years Thomas, Coon, Newton, & Frost have represented thousands of clients in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security cases. We represent the under-represented, working people who have been injured and are struggling to obtain fairness from the legal system. We treat our clients as individuals and make their struggles our struggles.


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Hit in the Crosswalk - Pedestrian v. Van Driver 2020

In 2017, our client, a 71-year-old, retired high school teacher, wife, mother and grandmother, sustained a life-threatening head injury and her husband a loss of consortium, when a delivery van failed to yield the right of way to her in…
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Bicyclist v Garbage Truck Right Hook 2020

As our client rode to work in the bike lane of NE Multnomah Street in Portland, she was right hooked by a garbage truck that turned across the bike lane, knocking her onto the pavement and causing fractures of her…
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Car-Doored - Cyclist v. Pizza Delivery Company 2020

Our client, a 62-year-old husband, father of two and executive working for the State of Oregon, rode his bicycle home on his customary afternoon route through the West Hills.  Near his house, he approached a pizza delivery car parked at…
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Bicyclist Training for Race Across Oregon 2020

Our client was finishing a long training ride in a remote area and was struck from behind by a pickup truck. The impact broke the outside rear view mirror off the vehicle and the driver sped off leaving the rider…
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Deceptive Insurer Medical Questionnaire 2020

Our client got hurt on the job and filed for workers’ compensation.  His claim was accepted, and when it came time to close the claim and award him permanent disability benefits, we appealed the award paid by the State Accident…
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Another Right Hook - Bike Commuter v. Car Turning Right 2020

Our client was headed home from work in downtown Portland, on SE Hawthorne Blvd, riding eastbound in the bike lane.  The driver turned his van right without checking his rearview mirror.  Our client and his bike hit the van’s front…
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