DO I NEED A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER TO HANDLE MY CASE?The short answer is “YES.”

Personal injury attorney Lance D. Youd in Salem, Oregon, has years of experience negotiating and aggressively settling personal injury claims.   He knows the best approach to prosecute and win fair settlements for his clients.  He recognizes the strategies that opponents will use and has the skill to defend against those strategies, and use those strategies […]

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7CriticalSteps to Consider in Preparation for a Divorce

(1) Gather important documents. Begin to collect bank records, retirement account information, tax returns, and other important financial information. This information will be important as the divorce proceeds. (2) Evaluate personal property. If you are thinking about a divorce, start thinking about what personal property (books, furniture, etc.) you and your spouse have. If there […]

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The Basics on Auto Insurance Coverage in Oregon: From PIP to UIM

People who are injured in car accidents in Oregon may already know that an important factor in most cases is the extent of automobile or other insurance coverage available. If the car or truck accident caused serious head and back injuries and a legacy of medical expenses, a personal injury attorney can explain how uninsured/underinsured motorist […]

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Distracted Driving and Car Accidents: Criminal Bans, Civil Liability

Some people argue that you cannot legislate against bad behavior, but placing legal limits on drivers is one of the best strategies for reducing car accidents. From statutes that criminalize drunk driving to bans on distracted driving, smart legal restrictions ultimately lead to fewer traffic deaths and serious injuries. Over the past decade, the Oregon […]

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Top-selling cars earn low safety ratings in new crash test

A new crash test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety measured the performance of 18 midsize family cars, and the results were poor for some of the country’s most popular vehicles. The test measured the cars’ safety performance in a crash where the car hits a barrier at an angle, which is one component […]

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Number of people killed in traffic accidents rose in 2012

Over the past seven years, the number of people who died in motor vehicle accidents across the country has been declining. Unfortunately, that trend reversed in 2012, when the number of traffic fatalities year-over-year increased. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 36,200 people died in auto accidents in 2012. In 2011, there were around […]

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Oregon Lawmakers Consider New Distracted Driving Measures

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 387,000 people were injured in car accidents that involved a distracted driver in 2011. While distraction can arise from a variety of sources, mobile electronic devices are becoming an increasingly pervasive danger to motorists, pedestrians and anyone else on or near the road. There are three broad categories […]

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8Critical StepsWhat To Do If You Were Recently In An Accident

What You Do Now Can Make All the Difference Not everyone knows what to do when they’ve been in a wreck. It’s extremely important to know, however, because it can make a huge difference when it comes time to make a claim. Once the smoke has cleared and you’re over the initial shock of the […]

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Oregon Bill Proposes Changes in Sentencing for Sex OffendersOregon Bill - Sex Offenders

A bill is being proposed in the Oregon legislature that would call for mandatory life sentences without parole for sex offenders convicted of certain crimes. Currently, mandatory life sentences without parole only apply to individuals convicted of murder.  Oregon currently allows life sentences for sex offenders, but it is not mandatory and does not apply […]

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Extreme Sports, Extreme Liability

Extreme runs and other adrenaline-laden activities have grown increasingly popular in the last several years. While many find these thrilling and fun, what are they really risking? Such activities often require signing liability waivers that include death.  Some of the races even broadcast this as a point of pride -that you could die in the […]

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