Welcome to Get Legal, a column that goes deep into traffic law with the help of experts in the field. Today’s expert is Ray Thomas, a Portland-based lawyer at Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost with decades of experience in bicycle law and advocacy. Read past Get Legal columns here. “You can have a bike funeral, … Read more
“When he slowed the video down, Hank was shocked to see that the vehicle’s passenger held a knife in his outstretched hand.” This post by lawyers Chris Thomas and Ray Thomas is part of a paid promotional partnership with Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost. Sometimes video evidence is essential to holding dangerous road users accountable. … Read more
Knowing how to legally pass on the right can help you get to your destination faster and help you breathe easier.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Today’s article will try to clear up confusion about how and when you are legally permitted to pass another vehicle operator on the right side of the roadway. While Oregon law … Read more
(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
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.