Gary G. Norris

Head Injuries

A blow to the head, whether in an automobile accident, a fall or otherwise, can result in devastating losses. Sometimes the injuries can only be fully documented after extensive “neuropsychological” testing by qualified health care professionals. Even a seemingly minor head injury can produce a concussion, and what is called “post-concussion syndrome”. Symptoms may last …

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Fall Injuries

If you have slipped, tripped or fallen at a business or residence it is extremely important that the conditions that caused your fall be documented immediately. Many stores have video surveillance that might have recorded your injury. However, that video will likely be destroyed after a short time. The Law Office of Gary G. Norris is very familiar with the law relating to slip-and-falls in Oregon, and the building code requirements that set the safety standards for businesses and retail establishments.

Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bites can have devastating physical and emotional consequences for the victims due to pain, scarring and disfigurement. In Oregon the victim of the bite can recover economic damages such as lost wages and medical expenses without having to prove that the owner should have known the dog would bite. ORS 31.360 (1). This statute …

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Bicycle Injuries

The Oregon vehicle code expressly provides that, with few exceptions, every person riding a bicycle upon a public highway is subject to the provisions applicable to, and has the same rights and duties as the driver of any other vehicle. ORS 814.400 (1). Notwithstanding that, however, bicyclists often sustain catastrophic injuries at the hands of …

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Arbitration

The term “arbitration” refers to a streamlined trial-like process in which the parties present evidence and the arbitrator then renders a decision. Arbitration does not involve a jury. The parties will select one, or sometimes a panel of three, arbitrators who will act as the judge and jury. Arbitration is much faster and less expensive …

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Mediation

The term “mediation” refers to an informal, voluntary settlement process where the parties to a legal dispute agree on a neutral person (the mediator) to help them resolve their dispute. Mediation is a very effective way to resolve all sorts of legal disputes, from personal injury claims to businesses disputes and other claims. Most mediations …

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General Civil Trial Practice

In addition to our emphasized areas of practice, we have handled a variety of other civil disputes including: Business breakups in closely held companies. Trust and probate disputes and litigation. Representation of growers and agricultural contractors in crop-related disputes. In addition, Mr. Norris serves as an arbitrator for both court-annexed arbitration cases in personal injury …

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Business Disputes

We represent many small to medium-sized Oregon businesses for advice on litigation prevention, review of contracts, input regarding deals in progress and litigation services if necessary to resolve payment or other business disputes. We try to offer prompt response and availability to answer questions from business owners and management. We recognize that legal expenses can …

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