How Being Careful May Help During an Auto Accident Lawsuit

We might be inclined to say most people are careful, or to say most people are careless.  Either implies we readily understand the words.  And yet a juror may find himself struggling when asked to assign fault – carelessness, negligence – in a personal injury case.

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Drunk Driving Accidents - The Juror's Burden

One hears about a person who served on a jury saying, “That case wrung me out.”

Why did the person say this? Was it the hours of deliberation, coffee and sandwiches, the give-and-take of opinions, criticisms, and outbursts of frustration? Yes, all of this is one possible reason. Or was it the hours ofconcentration in court, note-taking, listening, getting a feel for a position, and then minutes later being whooshed in an opposite direction by another juror trying to discredit that position?

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How to be a Good Juror?

Many people envision themselves being on a jury.  In the heyday of Perry Mason, the idea was probably a pleasant one – the privilege of serving justice.

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Importance of the Right Verdict – Legal Decisions

Most people might see a courthouse building and think, that’s where I mail my traffic-ticket money, that’s where the divorced guy pays down his child-support, or that’s where I vote.   All true.  But incomplete.

A great many of us have been in a courthouse when that building was all that stood between some bad actor getting away with his actions.  People in courtrooms include police officers, news reporters, and jurors.  When those people look at a courthouse, what do they think of?

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Juror’s Applying the Law in Pain and Suffering

When a person negligently causes physical injury to another, how should a jury determine compensation for the injured person?

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Volkswagen Unveils Its New Cheating Software: The Tip of the Iceberg?



Volkswagen has admitted to secretly installing software in the central computers of its advertised “clean-diesel” cars.  Outrageously, Volkswagen’s engineers gave cars an ability to pass tests, only when being tested. Volkswagen computer’s override the cars’ clean-air technology, allowing the cars to pollute.  Only while polluting could the cars produce enough horsepower to meet manufacturer specifications.

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Empathy: Is it Dying?

Empathy has long been considered a cornerstone of human behavior.  Several recent studies, however, have demonstrated that levels of empathy in our society have been declining over the past 20 to 30 years.  A recent study by the University of Michigan found that self-reported empathy had declined ever since 1980, with an especially steep drop after 2005.  Empathy is defined as:



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Text Neck - Fact Or Fiction?

If a teen you know is a habitual texter, some studies indicate that his or her neck may have already aged the equivalent of 65 years.  These same studies also suggest that texting behavior has caused a nationwide outbreak of premature degeneration of the neck.  After reading these studies one is left to wonder is this fact or is this fiction?  In either case its good information to have.  

The cause of “text neck” is said to be the dynamics caused due to over-flexing of the neck for hours every day when dropping the head to look at a text screen.


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Oregon Auto Insurance Claim after a Car Accident

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Oregon, the at-fault driver’s insurance should cover your expenses. While the difficulty of filing an insurance claim depends on the insurance company, the adjuster, and strength of the at-fault party’s liability, it’s important to understand that some insurance companies will do everything possible to hurt your auto insurance claim. As an injured party involved in an auto accident, the three most common insurance adjuster tactics to be aware of are delaying, denying, and defending.

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Common Car Accident Injuries in Oregon

Whether your injuries from a car accident are minor, moderate, or severe in nature, they can be physically painful, financially draining, and emotionally exhausting. While there are many types of injuries that can result from a car accident, whiplash injury is one of the most common car accident injuries in Oregon.  And while no person’s symptoms or treatment are ever the same, over one million people suffer from an auto accident whiplash injury in the United States each year.

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