Portland skyline

Gresham, Oregon

Gresham, immediately east of Portland, is Oregon’s fourth-largest city, with a population estimated at 105,000 by the U.S. census. It definitely, however, does not live in the shadow of its larger neighbor. Gresham shares the lifestyle, environmental consciousness and social awareness that have long made Oregon in general, and the Portland area in particular, one of the country’s most relaxed and livable metropolises. The Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan serves this entire area: from Vancouver, Washington to cities further afield such as Salem, Eugene, Corvallis and Bend. Matthew D. Kaplan’s office in Suite #1111 at the KOIN Center, 222 SW Columbia Street 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.

Like many fast-growing communities a particular worry for parents in the Gresham area is child safety. As a specialist in Oregon child injury law Matthew D. Kaplan is particularly aware of the dangers that even everyday life in 21st century America can pose for those we love the most.

According to figures compiled by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, child mortality in Oregon has dropped markedly over the last few years: from 552 child deaths per 100,000 in 2002 to 515 per 100,000 five years later. While we can all applaud the improvement in these statistics, we can all also agree that these numbers remain far too high. Among children traumatic brain injuries are a particularly severe problem. Data compiled by the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon indicates that on average 33 Oregon children die each year from traumatic brain injuries and a further 455 are hospitalized.

Figures like these remind us of the importance of having solid professional counsel to rely on when coping with the emotional, physical and financial impact of a traumatic brain injury, especially one involving a child. The law office of Matthew D. Kaplan offers advice, consultation and other legal services specializing in personal injury law with a particular focus on both injuries to children and traumatic brain injuries.

From a legal perspective cases like these are often difficult and require the assistance of an Oregon attorney with particular knowledge of the law as it relates to children. Product liability issues are always a special concern when it comes to children. All of us purchase many products that we trust to keep our children safe every day – things as diverse as window screens, strollers and stair guards. It is unfortunate, but necessary, to add that the product recall process can be agonizingly slow even as potentially dangerous items remain on the market, or are passed down from one family to another, for many years.

Matthew D. Kaplan offers potential clients the attention and guidance they need to help them make informed choices. His goal is always to help ordinary citizens defend their rights, and to see that victims and their families obtain the justice they deserve.

The Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan is conveniently located close to Gresham in downtown Portland at the KOIN Center, Suite #1111 at 222 SW Columbia Street. From Gresham, take I-205 to I-84 west toward Portland. Join I-5 southbound and take the Morrison Bridge exit into downtown Portland. From the bridge, exit onto the ramp leading to southbound Naito Parkway. Take a right on SW Jefferson Street, go three blocks, then turn left on 3rd Avenue to reach the KOIN Center. We are just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, only two blocks from the beautiful Columbia River.

RESOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control Vital Statistics Page

http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

http://www.biaoregon.org/