Tigard is a young city – incorporated only in 1961. In that time, however, it has done much to establish its own distinctive identity. Located in Washington County, to the southwest of Portland, the city officially describes itself as “clean, liveable and affordable” – the sort of place that is close enough to the big city for commuters, but far enough away to have a small-town feel to it. Indeed, with fewer than 50,000 people (according to census estimates) Tigard is only the 12th most populous city in Oregon. It is much more than a suburb, however. The city hosts its own professional theater (the Broadway Rose) and is the site of a regular Sunday farmer’s market that is well-known throughout the region. The legal expertise of Kaplan Law LLC is available to Tigard residents through our office at the KOIN Center, Suite #1111, 222 SW Columbia Street in Portland, only a short drive away.
According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, in 2010 Washington County was the site of 5,708 vehicle crashes. Tigard itself was the site of 739 of these Oregon vehicle accidents – accounting for 13 percent of the total for the entire county – a significant number for a relatively small city. As specialists in personal injury law, with particular expertise in car accidents resulting from distracted driving or which lead to injuries to children, Kaplan Law LLC can help families confused by our law and court systems get the hearing they deserve.
These services are particularly important in a state whose citizens, according to the Brain Injury Association of Oregon, suffer more than 17,000 traumatic brain injuries each year. Of these, nearly half (49 percent), “of all brain injuries severe enough to require hospitalization” occur as the result of motor vehicle accidents.
Tigard’s location in Washington County places it in Oregon’s 20th Judicial District, headquartered in nearby Hillsboro. The specialized knowledge of the local court system offered by Kaplan Law LLC can be especially helpful to clients coping with the aftermath of a car accident.
Potential clients should call Kaplan Law LLC at (503) 226-3844 to schedule a free initial consultation. Kaplan Law LLC’s office 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. From Tigard, the easiest way to Matthew’s office is to take I-5 north 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.