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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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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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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What is the Oregon Personal Injury Discovery Process?

After a lawsuit is filed in an Oregon personal injury case the “discovery” phase of the case begins.  During discovery, attorneys from both sides share information pertinent to the personal injury claim.  This information will help both parties prepare for trial and determine if reaching an out-of-court settlement is possible.

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How to Obtain Oregon Medical Malpractice Claims Information

Once an Oregon medical malpractice attorney proves that your doctor acted negligently and that you were injured as a result of that negligence, this information is forwarded to the Oregon Medical Board. The Oregon Medical Board will compile this information, in conjunction with information they receive from primary insurers, doctors, public agents, and other health officials, into an official medical malpractice claim report.

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Oregon Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

As we’ve covered before, most lawsuits fall under statutes of limitations set by the states in which the claims are filed. A statute of limitations outlines a timeframe in which a lawsuit can be filed, typically starting from the original date of injury or wrongful action. In this blog, we’ll discuss how statutes of limitations affect medical malpractice settlements in Oregon.

Medical Malpractice in Oregon

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Medical Examination after a Car Accident – My Automobile Insurance Company Wants to send me Their Doctor

If you have been injured in an auto accident and your automobile insurance is paying your medical bills under your Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) benefits, there are occasions when your own company will ask you to attend what they call an “Independent Medical Examination” (“IME”) by a doctor of their choosing.

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Should I Sign the Insurer’s Medical Release Form After a Crash?

After a car accident, you’ll be confronted with many situations that may be unfamiliar and even intimidating - especially since your money and health will be involved. In this article, we’ll walk you through one of those potential situations: whether or not to sign a medical release form from the other driver’s or your insurance company.

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Scooter Accidents and Wheelchair Tip-overs on Busses Causing Lawsuits

The American Disabilities Act prevents all public transit companies from refusing service to disabled passengers. The Act pushed all public transit companies to adopt methods to safely transport disabled passengers. In some cases, the Act specifically regulates the manner in which disabled passengers will be transported.

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