Should Truckers Be Required to Use Electronic Logging Devices?

While many Americans complain about regulation, there is another side to the coin. Governments often develop and implement regulations in an attempt to protect the public. In this article, we will consider the potential efficacy of one such regulation: whether truckers should be required to use electronic logging devices when driving semi-trucks.

 

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Does It Matter If Your PI Lawyer Has a History of Trying Cases?

Choosing between professionals is far more complicated than comparing shirts or boxes of cereal, and a bad decision can carry grave consequences. That brings us to our question for this article: Does it really matter if your personal injury lawyer has jury trial experience?

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Common Injuries to the Elderly and How They Occur

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), 25 percent of Americans 65 years old or older fall each year. A senior is treated for a fall in an emergency room every 11 seconds. Common injuries to older adults from falls include sprains, hip fractures, lacerations, and head trauma (including traumatic brain injury). With regard to motor vehicle accidents, the elderly suffer a wide range of injuries - just like their younger counterparts - but bone fractures are far more likely in older adults.

 

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What Types of Neurological Injuries Can Result From a Car or Semi-Truck Accident?

Motor vehicles of all types are involved in crashes every day. Sometimes, the collisions are relatively minor, causing mostly an administrative headache. In other cases, however, these motor vehicle wrecks cause grave injury or death to one or more of the drivers or passengers involved. And sometimes, it takes days or weeks before a person involved in the crash fully appreciates the extent of his or her injuries. This can be especially true with neurological injuries. In this article, we will discuss some of the types of neurological injuries, along with their symptoms, that can result from a car or semi-truck accident.

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Three of America’s Most Famous Product Liability Cases

Humans learn from the times of their earliest perceptions that the world around us is full of danger. In fact, much of what our parents teach us is designed to protect us from potential harm. We learn to look both ways before crossing a street, not to accept rides from strangers and to lock the doors when we are home alone. But the last thing we expect is to suffer harm when using products for which we actually paid hard-earned money. While the government, non-profit watchdog groups, and others work diligently to help keep us safe, that work is not always enough. Sometimes, product liability lawsuits are necessary to force an industry to act in the best interests of consumers. In this article, we’ll discuss some of America’s most famous product liability cases.

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New Changes to Asbestos Regulation and How They Could Protect Americans

To be fair, the dangers of asbestos were not always known, and the benefits of its usage were notable. In its natural state, asbestos is a mineral and does not harm humans. Moreover, it is inexpensive and has useful fire and heat resistant properties. In earlier days, many manufacturers used asbestos in good faith, without the knowledge that it was causing harm. In this article, we’ll discuss some new changes to asbestos regulation and how they could protect Americans.

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Cancer Misdiagnosis - Is it Common Enough to Worry About?

According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that approximately 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2018 (not including most non-invasive cancers, basal cell cancer, or squamous skin cancer). The American Cancer Society further estimates that 21,520 of these new cases will occur in Oregon. Additionally, an estimated 609,640 Americans will die from cancer in 2018, averaging to 1,670 deaths each day. Of these estimated deaths, approximately 8,310 will occur in Oregon. It’s safe to say that concerns related to cancer diagnosis are real. But are there instances of cancer misdiagnosis? And if so, is it common enough to worry about? We will discuss those issues below.

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Does the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program Make Semi-Trucks Safer on the Road?

While most people recognize and appreciate the importance of the trucking industry to a healthy economy, large trucks also contribute extra danger to society, which cannot be ignored. Thousands of people are killed and injured every year by dangerous trucks and unsafe drivers. Certainly, both federal and state governments recognize the issue, and carefully monitor and regulate the trucking industry. Nevertheless, semi-truck and other large vehicle crashes continue to take a toll on society. In this article, we will discuss the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Program instituted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and whether it is making semi-trucks safer on the road.

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When Can Someone Be Found Liable for Negligent Hiring?

A business has more than just poor performance at stake when hiring an employee – the business has an obligation to protect its customers and the public from employee dangers that it knew about, or should have known about. And when a business negligently violates its duty to others, it can be held accountable for injuries and damages caused by its negligence. In this article, we will discuss when someone can be found liable for negligent hiring.

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Is a Business Liable if I’m Assaulted On Their Premises?

Most Oregonians are blessed to live happy, enjoyable lives in relative safety. As a result of our hard work, we often find ourselves living and working in places where we feel comfortable and protected from the serious crime that threatens some locales around the state and the country. Sure, there are stories on the news about horrible crimes like assault, rape, and murder, but they seem like statistics occurring a million miles away. But sometimes, that bubble bursts.

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