Category: Personal Injury


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The History of Oregon’s E-Bike Law

The Oregon legislature passed  “The Electric Bicycle Bill” (HB 2602) in 1997.   It's now ORS 801.258.  The law was proposed by industry representatives to provide …

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SUPREME COURT SUSTAINS JURY AWARD; LIMITS $500,000 DAMAGES CAP IN “THIRD PARTY” CLAIMS FOR INJURIES ON THE JOB

Zeferino Vasquez was paralyzed from the waist down when a hay bale cutting machine made by Double-Press Mfg. started unexpectedly while he was cleaning it…

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The NE Tillamook greenway crossing NE 15th Avenue, featuring green "crossbike" markings on the asphalt to let drivers know bikers will be crossing the road.

Marked and Unmarked Crosswalks in Oregon: Our Take on ORS 801.220

On January 4th, 2019—less than a week ago—a pedestrian here in Portland was killed by a motor vehicle while crossing the street at the intersection…

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Right of Way in the Crosswalk: Legislative Solutions to Making the Cars Stop Without Entering the Killing Zone

by Ray Thomas, Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Attorney I. INTRODUCTION Why did the man on the curb with the dog glare angrily at the approaching…

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Bike Lanes Continue Through Intersections For Sure With New Legislative Proposal

When a person riding a bicycle gets right hooked in an intersection, the Oregon Vehicle Code contains a section that protects the cyclist’s right to…

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Cynthia Newton and Chris Thomas Present E-Bike and Scooter Law to Local Attorney Group

On Friday, October 26th, Cynthia Newton and Chris Thomas presented a seminar on Oregon electric bicycle and scooter law to a group of fellow trial…

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