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Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon’s capital, stretches along the east bank of the Willamette River in Marion County. With a population of approximately 155,000 it is Oregon’s third-largest city, and the hub of the state’s second-largest urban area. It also lies at the heart of the region served by the Law Office of Matthew D. Kaplan. From his office in Suite #1111 at the KOIN Center, 222 SW Columbia Street in Portland, Matthew D. Kaplan offers skilled legal services to clients throughout Washington and Oregon. Call (503) 226-3844 to arrange a cost-free initial consultation.

Though Salem is the third-largest city in Oregon it actually experiences more traffic deaths than #2 city Eugene, according to recent ODOT figures. Indeed, the 2010 data (the most recent available) from ODOT is a sobering reminder of how dangerous time behind the wheel can be. In the city of Salem alone, the state recorded:

Motor vehicle deaths:7
Non-fatal crashes:1025
People injured:1555
Total motor vehicle crashes:2376

As one might expect, Marion County, of which Salem is also the seat, also ranks among the top counties in the state in each of these categories.

When dealing with the emotional and physical trauma of an Oregon car crash it is important to seek the advice of an attorney who can look at the big picture. Matthew Kaplan’s practice goes beyond personal injuries and car and truck accidents to offer clients specialized legal expertise in many of the injuries that victims find themselves coping with long after the initial accident. His expertise in laws pertaining to traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries is often especially relevant when one considers the broader consequences of someone’s negligent driving. Matthew is licensed to practice in both Washington State as well as in Oregon and, thus, is also well-placed to assist with complex cases stretching across state lines. Our courts can often be intimidating for outsiders, but Matthew D. Kaplan believes passionately that they are a force for good.

Helping ordinary citizens defend their rights is the core of Matthew Kaplan’s mission. To receive the justice they deserve can sometimes seem an insurmountable task, but with experienced legal help what seems complex at first can become manageable.

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, just one hour’s drive from Salem. Take Interstate-5 north from Salem toward Portland and join I-405 and US-26 West as you approach downtown. Once on the 405, take Exit 1B onto SW 4th Avenue and travel north for eight blocks. Turn right on SW Columbia Street to reach the KOIN Center. We are just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, only two blocks from the beautiful Columbia River and SW Naito Parkway.


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