How Long Does It Take to Settle a Semi-Truck Accident Case?

One question we often get is “Will it take longer to settle my car accident case because it involved a semi-truck?” Understandably, those who have been involved in an accident with a large truck are eager to recoup their losses and move on from the unfortunate event. While the answer will always depend on the circumstances of your particular accident, it is often the case that semi-truck accident cases take longer than other auto accident cases to resolve. 

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What to Look for When Choosing a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

Society is full of professionals that we hardly even think about – that is, until we need their services. And this makes total sense. After all, why would someone research, for example, neurologists, if that person has no neurological issues. For many people, attorneys fall into a similar category. When everything in life is rolling along without issues, there may be no need to seek the services of a lawyer. However, when life gets bumpy, for example because of a divorce, a death in the family, a bankruptcy, or a personal injury arising from the negligence or intentional acts of another, seeking the assistance of an attorney may be essential. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the things to look for if you’ve been involved in a semi-truck accident and need the assistance of a lawyer.

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What Happens When Asbestos Is Found During a Home Inspection?

Because asbestos has useful insulating and fire retardant properties, many industries through the years have included it in their products – and the homebuilding industry is no exception. In fact, asbestos was commonly used in many home-building products throughout the 1900s. While asbestos usage declined greatly in the 1980s, it was not completely banned. Thus, the older a house, the more likely that it contains asbestos. Moreover, we now know that asbestos, when the fibers are inhaled, can cause horrible health consequences, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Thus, many who own homes, or who are interested in purchasing a home, want to determine whether asbestos is present.

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Pharmacist and Pharmacy Liability: An Overview

The United States health care system relies upon the efforts of numerous hard-working professionals. We immediately think about providers who treat us directly, such as doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and chiropractors. But there are other highly trained professionals who, although they may not provide direct care, are crucial to the functioning of the system. Examples include lab workers, technicians, and pharmacists. In fact, drugs are often so crucial to successful medical treatment that pharmacists are involved in almost all stages of medical care.

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I Was in A Semi-Truck Accident, But Have Pre-Existing Injuries – Can I Still Recover?

There are few things more important than health to our happiness and well-being. Thanks to medical and pharmaceutical advances, along with an increased understanding of nutrition, exercise, and healthy living, our citizens are now better equipped than ever with the knowledge necessary to choose a healthy lifestyle. Thankfully, we have control over many things that affect our health, such as diet and exercise. Unfortunately, other factors, which can negatively impact our health, such as genetics, disease, and the negligent and intentional wrongdoing of others, are all outside our control. And sometimes it’s complicated to determine exactly what has caused a particular injury. For example, what happens when a person with a pre-existing medical condition or injury is injured in a semi-truck accident. Can an injured person still hold a negligent trucking company or truck driver accountable, or is the victim limited by the pre-existing condition? We’ll address these common questions in this article.

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Why Is It Hard to Prove Medical Malpractice?

In the United States, we are blessed to have a health care system which provides an almost unprecedented level of care. Our country boasts an abundance of professional, capable, hard-working doctors and other medical care providers, along with state-of-the-art hospitals and medical care facilities. In fact, almost everyone can thank a doctor for successfully treating an injury or illness. Unfortunately, some doctors and hospitals negligently cause harm to patients. On such occasions, one might think that it is easy to hold these negligent doctors and hospitals accountable for their actions – but often it is not. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the difficulties.

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Four Ways Truck Accident Lawsuits are Different From Car Accident Lawsuits

If you’ve ever been in an accident, you know that the experience is universally unpleasant. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid serious injury, you have to deal with damage to your vehicle, insurance companies, and the shock that comes with the experience. If you’re injured, you have to deal with all of the aforementioned challenges on top of pain, discomfort, and the dreaded hospital bills. If, after all of that, it becomes necessary for you to file a lawsuit to deal with all of the problems related to the accident you’ve been involved in, you’ll have to find a qualified auto accident attorney to handle your case. 

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Hospital Acquired Infections Are More Common Than You Think

When people become injured or get sick, they go to hospitals for treatment so they can get better and get on with their lives. Unfortunately, being exposed to an extremely dangerous infection or other type of dangerous complication while in a hospital they trust is more common than people think. There are many different hospital-acquired infections, also known as healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), that a person might be exposed to, depending on the treatment they receive. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most common hospital-acquired infections and whether or not they qualify as medical malpractice.

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How Helpful are Asbestos Abatement and Asbestos Awareness Training?

There was a time, long ago, when the harmful effects of asbestos were not yet appreciated. However, it is now well-understood that exposure to asbestos can result in many harmful health outcomes, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Many employers have acted responsibly, as they should, to protect employees. Unfortunately, it is now known that some employers, for many years after learning about the harmful effects of asbestos, continued to hide these dangers from employees. Thankfully, lawsuits played a major role in holding these wrongdoers responsible for their actions. Additionally, both national and state legislation, along with the actions of responsible employers, have evolved to provide workers with important protections from the dangers of asbestos, including asbestos abatement and asbestos awareness training. While we are not aware of specific statistics on the issue, common sense dictates that these steps have been instrumental in making many workplaces safer for employees.

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How is the Value of a Wrongful Death Case Determined?

Losing a loved one is always difficult, no matter the circumstances. When a death results from natural causes, there’s at least an acceptance and understanding that it is the natural order of things. Unfortunately, when a loved one is taken as the result of the negligent or intentional acts of another, the remaining family members and friends must cope with the feeling that the death was preventable and unnecessary. Oregon law, by holding wrongful actors accountable for their actions, strives to both prevent these unnecessary deaths and to make the victims feel whole again. In this article, we will address some of the key factors that courts and juries consider when determining the value of a wrongful death case.

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