Famous Wrongful Death Cases

In our previous blog article, we discussed the statutory basis and nature of wrongful death cases in Oregon. While wrongful death statutes vary from state to state, wrongful death actions are common across the country. Moreover, it often attracts national media attention when wrongful death actions involve celebrities, such as actors and singers. Sometimes, these wrongful death actions result in trials and appeals, making it easier to track a particular case and its results. Other times, a case is filed or threatened, but settled out of court before a final trial, leaving the public to wonder about the result. Below, we’ll talk about some famous wrongful death cases.

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Wrongful Death Cases in Oregon: What You Need to Know

Life is a precious gift, but it doesn’t last forever. Even though we understand our mortality, it can be difficult to accept the deaths of friends and family as they age or become ill. But, while it might be challenging to accept death by natural causes, at least there is some comfort in knowing that it is a normal part of the cycle of life.   

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Can an Asbestos Lawsuit Continue if the Plaintiff Dies?

The United States has developed one of the greatest judicial systems the world has ever known. Americans, protected by both federal and state constitutions, enjoy numerous important protections, including due process and the right to trial by jury. However, the system sometimes moves slowly as it attempts to ensure that the chance for a mistake is minimized. Unfortunately for those suffering from severe asbestos-related illness, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, time can be in short supply. This prompts a number of victims to ask what will happen if they are unable to complete their trial.

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Asbestos Law and Regulation in Oregon

Although most people have heard news stories about the dangers associated with asbestos, many of us have limited knowledge about exactly what asbestos is and why it has become so controversial. The word “asbestos” is a general term which applies to multiple minerals sharing similar properties. These minerals are heat resistant, resist chemical degradation, and do not dissolve in water. Thus, asbestos historically has had many popular commercial applications, including being used in building materials and automobile parts.

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Five Rules for Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks

Accidents involving semi-trucks are incredibly serious. The large size of semi-trucks means that even minor accidents have the potential to be deadly. If you want to stay safe on the road and avoid getting into an accident with a semi, follow these five important rules for driving safely around them.

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Under-Rides to Rollovers: The Different Types of Truck Accidents

Many people take for granted the significant dangers posed by semi-trucks on American highways. For example, did you know that one person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes? According to the United States Department of Transportation, an estimated 500,000 truck accidents occur each year. Because of their immense size, even minor accidents involving trucks are cause for serious concern. Unfortunately, many people don’t take these risks into account when they’re sharing the road with a semi-truck. When something goes wrong with a truck, there are many different types of accidents that can occur. If you want to avoid becoming involved in one of these potentially deadly accidents, it’s helpful to understand some of the ways they can occur.

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How Can I Prove Abuse or Neglect by a Nursing Home?

Seeing a friend or family member move to a nursing home or other long-term care facility can be difficult. The senior loved one may feel a loss of independence. Family members, who often prefer to have the loved one at home, may feel guilt, but face the reality that the senior, due to illness, disease, age, or injury, needs a level of care that can no longer be provided at home. Both parties may find solace in the understanding that the nursing home is equipped to assist with daily activities of living, which improves the senior individual’s quality of life. 

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Can Bartenders and Bars Be Held Liable for DUI Accidents?

Everyone agrees that one who becomes voluntarily intoxicated and causes injury to another person should be held responsible for his or her negligence. But what about the bar or bartender that served that person alcohol? Society has faced the issue of whether to impose liability for serving alcohol for far longer than we have been driving automobiles. Early English laws, brought to the American colonies, originally provided that only the person consuming alcohol should be held liable for injuries caused by intoxication.

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Whose Insurance Covers Doctors’ Mistakes or Accidents?

Oregonians, like most Americans, are blessed to live in communities offering excellent medical care. Doctors, nurses, and other medical care providers are highly educated and well-trained. Most providers perform their services skillfully and to the best of their abilities. 

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What Effect Does an Accident Have on My Insurance and License?

Traffic accidents are traumatic and complicated experiences. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, there’s a lot to remember, and most people find themselves asking a lot of questions. Should I go to the doctor? When should I contact my insurance company? When you’ve just been in an accident, even if it was a minor fender-bender, it can be difficult to know what you should do. It can also be very stressful to consider the potential impacts to your health, the cost of repairs, and any other inconveniences associated with an accident. At some point, anyone who’s been in an accident will find themselves wondering what effects the accident will have on their insurance rates and their driver’s license. 

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