Does Oregon Recognize Cases for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress?

Whether caused by intentional or unintentional acts, physical injuries have something in common: they are often clearly visible. Even when they’re not, they can be diagnosed and measured through objective means, such as x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. But what about injuries that are mental or emotional in nature? They’re often not as openly and objectively visible as physical injuries to the body are, but can be just as devastating. So, when mental or emotional injuries are caused by the intentional acts of another, should the victim have the right to recover damages?

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Do Semi-Trucks and Other Big Trucks Ever Get Recalled?

One can only imagine the harm that could be inflicted by a defective tractor-trailer truck in operation on the roadways. In fact, semi-trucks and other large trucks are sometimes recalled for safety issues, just like other motor vehicles. In this article, we’ll look at a few important statistics and provide some examples of circumstances under which big trucks have been recalled.

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Talcum Powder Litigation: Examining Recent Cases

Talcum powder-related litigation has been around for a few years now. Although it's been used in a wide variety of products for decades, it wasn't until 2009 that it first showed up in lawsuits. Here's more information about the recent cases involving talcum powder in the U.S. 

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What Are the Differences Between Strict Liability, Negligence, and Intentional Torts?

When it comes to law, understanding the differences between strict liability, negligence, and intentional torts can be confusing. Fortunately, this is exactly what we will discuss in this article! 

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What is “Spoliation of Evidence,” and How Does It Affect a Personal Injury Case?

In our daily lives, we routinely think about things expiring and spoiling. But what about evidence – does it expire or spoil? What happens if evidence is spoiled as the result of neglect, or even more sinister motives? In this article, we will discuss spoliation of evidence and how it can affect personal injury litigation.

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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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