What Are the Stages of a Personal Injury Case?

If you think you have a personal injury claim, you may be wondering what goes on in a typical case, and how long the whole process can take. Although accident and personal injury lawsuits can take many forms, at their core the different stages usually remain consistent. This article will walk you through the different stages of a personal injury lawsuit, from finding a personal injury lawyer to mediation and everything in between.

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The Insurance Company Isn’t Helpful - What Should I Do?

If you’ve recently been involved in an automobile accident, your life has probably gotten a lot more complicated. Maybe your car is drivable, or maybe it isn’t. If it’s not drivable, you’re stuck with the hassle of finding a rental vehicle. Even if you can still drive your car, you’re dealing with the issue of obtaining estimates and having your vehicle repaired. If you were injured in the accident, you may have already received hospital treatment.

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What Can I do about Emotional Harm Resulting from Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse?

If you have a loved one who resides in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, you have undoubtedly heard and worried about some of the sobering statistics concerning elder abuse and nursing home neglect. As the numbers of elderly citizens has increased, a rising number of studies and investigations have revealed a host of abuse and neglect issues.

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Should I See a Doctor After My Car Accident?

If you’ve recently been involved in a minor car accident, you may be asking yourself if you need to go see a doctor. Of course, it’s important to say that if you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or any other effects in the aftermath of a car accident, you should absolutely go to see a doctor right away. If, on the other hand, you were only involved in a minor fender-bender and you aren’t feeling any physical effects, you might be considering whether or not going to the doctor is really necessary.  Below are some important things to consider when making this decision.   

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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

We all have the need for medical treatment at different times in our lives, and Americans are blessed to have a thriving community of highly educated, hard-working, and responsible medical care providers to supply this much-needed treatment. Unfortunately, doctors and other health care professionals sometimes make mistakes. At other times, patients simply don’t get the results for which they had originally hoped. So, if a patient endures a bad medical treatment outcome, does that mean that medical malpractice occurred?

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What If I’m Involved in an Accident with an Uninsured (Or Poorly Insured) Driver?

While people have differing opinions about the insurance industry and its future, it’s undeniable that insurance touches our lives on a routine basis. As we have discussed in our previous two blog articles, automobile liability insurance is required by law, and provides Oregonians with important protections.

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What Does Insurance Cover in an Auto Accident?

Our previous blog posting discussed the types and amounts of insurance that Oregon law requires automobile owners to purchase in order to legally operate a vehicle. This article examines in greater detail what the required insurance covers in the event of an automobile accident.

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The Ins & Outs of Car Insurance in Oregon

People in automobile accidents suffer a variety of losses, some with significant financial consequences. Damaged vehicles can be expensive to repair or replace and the cost of medical treatment for serious injuries can be astronomical. Bodily injury from an accident may prevent someone from working, thereby creating temporary or permanent loss of wages. Finally, injuries may cause either temporary disability/impairment, permanent disability/impairment, or both.

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What Questions Should I Ask a Lawyer During an Initial Consultation?

Although bringing anything and everything that’s relevant to your case to an initial consultation is important, many people often overlook an equally important aspect of preparation: coming prepared with any questions they may have concerning their case. For this reason, it’s important to show up with a list of questions you may have for your lawyer, along with some idea of the answers you expect, or hope, to receive.

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How Can I Prove Medical Malpractice?

Most Americans have tremendous respect for medical doctors, hospitals, nurses, and many others involved in the health care system. These medical care providers are typically well-trained, well-intentioned, and provide valuable services to society. However, mistakes by medical professionals can produce catastrophic harm to victims. Fortunately, the law balances these important interests by holding medical care providers responsible when they negligently cause injury – just like anyone else in Oregon.

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