New Hours of Service Rules and Trucking Safety

Regulation of trucking companies and their drivers is not a static endeavor. Industry, safety groups, governmental agencies, and other interested parties are constantly monitoring technology, crash data, and other inputs in an effort to determine where changes are needed to improve processes and safety. When appropriate, the law is changed or modified. One such change is reflected in new hours of service rules

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Children & Furniture Tip-Overs: What You Need to Know

Every parent knows that a child’s never-ending curiosity can also be a real handful and sometimes exasperate a parent. Still, we usually end up getting a good chuckle out of them. However, once in a while, a child can be endangered, even while behaving no differently than most other children would act. 

In this article, we will examine furniture tip-overs, one such example, more closely. Tip-overs often occur when weight is placed on one area of an unstable piece of furniture, causing it to fall over. This can often be caused by hanging or climbing on the furniture. When furniture tips over, it can land on top of a person, causing serious injury and death. The danger is especially pronounced for children who are unable to free themselves.

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Are Truck Drivers Sleep Deprived or Sleep Deficient?

Many of us know how awful it can feel to try and function when we’re operating in a state of sleep deprivation. We trudge along, hoping the day will end sooner than later so that we can finally rest. But functioning while sleep deprived or sleep deficient is more dangerous for some workers than others. Mistakes made by an exhausted pilot, semi-truck driver, or person operating heavy machinery can cause unbelievable injury, death, and destruction.

In this article, we will focus on sleep issues as they pertain to semi-truck drivers.

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Accidents in School Zones: What You Need to Know

Sending Oregon’s children back to school since the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been challenging. Throughout spring 2021, states across the country considered and adopted a variety of strategies to educate kids safely. While remote learning created all kinds of new challenges for students, educators, and parents, it likely had a positive effect on something that may not have occurred to many: accidents in school zones.

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What Should You Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Oregon?

If you were asked to give an example of a type of accident that commonly leads to a personal injury claim, a slip and fall probably would not be the first thing to come to mind. The truth is, hundreds of thousands of people are injured every year in slip and fall and trip and fall accidents. 

This article discusses some critical steps to take if you are injured due to a fall at a business location.

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The Importance of Protecting Workers from Asbestos

There was a time in America when workers received little to no protection from asbestos. Fortunately, many changes have occurred over time. Brave workers and their families filed lawsuits that shone a light on wrongdoing and helped to even the playing field. However, even with these changes, the United States has not entirely banned the use of asbestos.

This blog discusses the importance of protecting workers from asbestos in many industries. 

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Are Electric Cars Safer Than Gas Powered Cars?

As electric cars become more and more popular, it’s important to consider whether electric cars are safer than gas-powered cars.

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Recovering from Burn Injuries in Oregon

Minor burn injuries are common and unpleasant enough that even children learn the consequences of touching something while it is hot, and we all learn to avoid such burns.

But these types of burn injuries pale in comparison to severe burn injuries that are suffered by some personal injury victims. The pains suffered can be physical, emotional, and financial. In this article, we will discuss different types of burn injuries and the recovery processes associated with them.

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How Do I Know If I’m a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

When a medical procedure doesn't go right - or results seem less than optimal - we may not have the necessary knowledge base to evaluate the provider's performance. Most of us are not doctors - so how do we know if medical malpractice has occurred? This article explores how to identify medical malpractice.

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How Can Cargo Tank Truck Rollovers Be Prevented?

An amazingly efficient transportation network and supply chain is the backbone of the United States economy. While many goods spend time on ships and trains, the vast majority of products we purchase spend at least part of their journey in semi-trucks.

Not surprisingly, different types of trucks have safety issues unique to the design and functioning of the particular vehicle. In this article, we will focus on cargo tank trucks and discuss ways in which rollovers can be prevented.

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