Beaverton, a mere seven miles west of Portland, is much more than just a suburb of Oregon’s largest city. It is home to sporting goods giant Nike, and, in 2010, was named one of Money magazine’s “100 best places to live.” With approximately 90,000 people, Beaverton is the sixth-largest city in Oregon and the second-largest in Washington County. The Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan serves Beaverton and the rest of the Portland metropolitan area: from Vancouver, Washington south to the California border. Matthew D. Kaplan’s office at the KOIN Center, Suite #1111, 222 SW Columbia Street between SW 2 nd and 3rd Avenues in Portland, Oregon is the place to turn if you are uncertain what your rights are and whether the courts can offer you justice. Call his office at (503) 226-3844 to schedule an appointment.
As a city with a well-deserved reputation for being outdoorsy, even by Oregon’s high standards, Beaverton is also a place where the risks of Oregon personal injuries is high. Matthew Kaplan’s legal services for the Beaverton community include legal advice on the aftermath of auto accidents with a particular emphasis on traumatic brain injuries and their aftermath.
Federal government statistics indicate that “motor vehicle-traffic injury is the leading cause of TBI-related death” in the United States and that the risk is highest for men in their early 20s. Combine this with state figures showing that the city of Beaverton alone recorded nearly 1700 auto crashes in 2010, resulting in over 1150 injuries, and one begins to get some sense of the seriousness of the issue. More than 73 percent of these crashes took place during the daytime – a fact that calls into question the conventional wisdom that one experiences the greatest danger while driving at night.
As the Brain Injury Association of Oregon notes, the single best way to deal with this risk is to wear seatbelts whenever one is in a car. That goes for passengers in the back seat (for whom seat belt use is not mandatory) as well as for the driver and passenger in the front seat, who are required by law to be buckled up. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can be a long and complicated process. State figures indicate that “persons who suffer a severe TBI continue to make gradual improvements in functioning for at least 10 years post-injury.” This makes it especially important that victims have the legal representation necessary to ensure that their needs are met during the extended recovery period following a TBI incident.
As an attorney licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington Matthew Kaplan brings a particularly broad range of experience to cases such as these. He believes our court system can be a force for good, and feels strongly that it offers unparalleled opportunities for achieving justice. Oregon car accident, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury cases can often be complex and emotionally draining. Matthew creates a safe and comfortable environment – one designed to put you at your ease and ensure that your first steps in the legal system are smooth.
The Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan is conveniently located in downtown Portland at the KOIN Center, Suite #1111, 222 SW Columbia Street between SW 2nd and 3rd Avenues. We are just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, only two blocks from the beautiful Columbia River and SW Naito Parkway.