Author profile: Ray Thomas (Contributor)
Here are the other 10 articles by Ray Thomas (Contributor):
- Get Legal with Ray Thomas: What you need to know about hit and run (January 6, 2015)
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Hit and runs are far too common in Oregon. Unfortunately, so is the feeling of helplessness about what to do about them. In the spirit that knowledge equals power, I’ve put together a primer on the laws surrounding hit and runs and what do to if you are ever involved in Read More »
- Get Legal: Being “nice” is dangerous and could make you at fault in a collision (September 17, 2014)
Please stop being nice. It only makes the roads more dangerous.
- Get Legal: Doored? The law is on your side (but that might not be enough) (April 22, 2014)
When it comes to getting doored, thankfully the law is on your side.
- Get legal with Ray Thomas: How to fight for your property damage claim (Part 2) (March 12, 2014)
This is the second (and final) part of an in-depth article by lawyer Ray Thomas on how to deal with property damage claims after your bike gets mangled.
- Get legal with Ray Thomas: How to fight for your property damage claim (Part 1) (March 10, 2014)
Now what? (Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) (Publisher’s Note: We’ve split this article into two parts because Ray is an authority on this topic and he gets into some important details. Come back tomorrow for the finale. Also worth mentioning is that Ray’s firm, Swanson, Thomas, Coon & Newton, is a BikePortland advertiser and this column Read More »
- Get Legal with Ray Thomas: Oregon’s ‘Safe Passing’ law explained (January 6, 2014)
Bike lawyer Ray Thomas breaks down Oregon’s “safe passing law” in this final installment of our three-part series.
- Get Legal with Ray Thomas: Passing around centerline myths and riding ‘two-up’ (December 11, 2013)
This is part two of our three-part series on Oregon’s passing laws written by our legal correspondent Ray Thomas.
- Get Legal with Ray Thomas: Bicycling and Oregon’s passing laws (December 2, 2013)
The legal side of getting passed.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to part one of a three part series on Oregon’s passing laws. Trying to decipher Oregon’s passing laws are a perfect example of how it’s often difficult to know when (and how) a particular vehicle law applies to someone riding a bicycle. Confusion about application Read More »
- Get Legal with Ray Thomas: The skinny on sidewalk riding (September 30, 2013)
Learn the laws about sidewalk riding.(Photos © J Maus/BikePortland) People that bike, walk (or roll, in the case of wheelchair and electric scooter users) share sidewalks every day, and the combination of modes can cause conflict and confusion. Oregon law, however, is very clear on right-of-way and the legal conduct required when you are bicycling Read More »
- Get Legal with Ray Thomas: What to do if you’re in a collision (August 26, 2013)
It might never happen to you, but just in case…(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) What should you do if you are in a collision with a motor vehicle? First, be prepared. While the odds may be pretty good that you will never be involved in a collision there are several tips you can follow which will Read More »