Is a Business Liable if I’m Assaulted On Their Premises?

Most Oregonians are blessed to live happy, enjoyable lives in relative safety. As a result of our hard work, we often find ourselves living and working in places where we feel comfortable and protected from the serious crime that threatens some locales around the state and the country. Sure, there are stories on the news about horrible crimes like assault, rape, and murder, but they seem like statistics occurring a million miles away. But sometimes, that bubble bursts.

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How Does Asbestos Litigation Work?

The dangers related to asbestos exposure have now been known and reported to the public for many decades. However, because it can take so long for mesothelioma to develop (sometimes decades), those who worked with and around asbestos can be left wondering for years if they will contract the deadly form of cancer. While some people are lucky and never become ill, others are not so fortunate. For those who become sick, finding the best doctors, paying medical bills, and taking care of the family become primary issues. It is for these reasons that holding responsible parties financially accountable for their wrongful conduct can be absolutely imperative. In this article, we will discuss how asbestos litigation works and the options that exist for those who have been harmed by asbestos exposure.  

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Does Oregon Recognize the “Sudden Emergency” Doctrine in Automobile Negligence Cases?

When people reflect on an automobile accident, a common theme is that it seemed to occur in the blink of an eye, often with little warning. Even when there is time to react, it’s often momentary, resulting in reflexive decisions rather than carefully planned strategies. The sudden reactions themselves sometimes avert an accident, but in other cases actually exacerbate the situation or cause new harm. When all is said and done, there can be wide disagreement as to who ultimately caused the accident. One contention that is sometimes raised by a party is that is that he or she was reacting to a sudden emergency. In this article, we will discuss the doctrine of sudden emergency, and its effect on automobile accident cases in Oregon.

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Famous Prescription Drugs That Turned Out to Be Dangerous

In recent years prescription drugs have proliferated at a rate never before seen. In general, this is a positive development. After all, the whole idea behind taking medication is to get well or feel better, and providing doctors with more options helps to meet those goals. As new treatments are developed for diseases and illnesses, Americans have the opportunity to live longer and healthier lives.

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How Safe is Walking for Pedestrians?

Millions of people walk the streets of America every day. Some people have no other transportation and have no choice. Others drive when they can, but still must walk to and from a parking lot, or to a restaurant at lunch. But much of this walking requires the use of sidewalks or paths beside public roads, and crossing busy intersections. Has all of this walking produced an increased awareness by drivers to be careful around pedestrians? Or is it dangerous to walk? We’ll address some of the trends in this article.

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What If I Slip and Fall at a Business And Get Hurt?

Falls can be caused by flooring materials; floor construction; foreign substances on the floor; obstructions where people need to walk; and other dangerous conditions which could have been prevented. People are sometimes surprised by the severity of the resulting injuries. For example, falls can result in bone fractures, dislocations, and head injuries. And these falls can happen anywhere – at home; at work; or at the commercial establishments that we visit. So, what happens when a customer falls down and gets hurt while visiting a business?

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Is Distracted Driving a Problem with Semi-Truck Drivers?

Distracted driving has been a topic of debate around the country for some time now. Almost anyone who drives an automobile has witnessed other drivers paying more attention to their smartphones than to the road and the driving conditions around them. You might have even observed a businessman tying a necktie or a businesswoman finalizing her makeup, all while operating a motor vehicle at a high rate of speed. Parents drive while dealing with unruly children in the back seat. Even those of us who focus on safe driving have probably been distracted on occasion.But what about semi-truck drivers? After all, they attend driving school and have to obtain special licenses to become qualified for their jobs. They are skilled in the operation of tractor-trailer trucks and drive thousands of miles as professionals. Do they fall prey to distracted driving like other drivers? In this article, we’ll answer that question.

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Dangerous Mistakes Often Made in Hospitals and How to Protect Yourself

Any time we learn that a friend or loved one has been hospitalized, there is immediate concern because hospitalization connotes an extremely serious situation. That said, we also often feel a sense of relief, knowing that the problem was diagnosed in time to obtain treatment. And because the dedicated medical care professionals and hospitals in this country typically provide a high level of care and treatment, there is great optimism for a positive outcome. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes, even in the finest hospitals, mistakes are made that result in injury and death. In this article, we will discuss some of the dangers lurking in hospitals, along with suggestions on how to protect yourself.

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What Are Common Injuries Resulting From Motor Vehicle Accidents?

It’s clear that the injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents, and the consequences from those injuries, can be severe. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common of those injuries.

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What Happens When a Hit and Run Driver Causes an Automobile Accident?

Motor vehicle accidents can take a big toll on everyone involved. The cars may be damaged or completely totaled. Injuries can be serious, sometimes resulting in death. Previously peaceful lives may suddenly involve hospital and doctor visits, loss of the ability to work, a lack of transportation, insurance headaches, emotional damage, and the possibility of litigation. Fortunately, the legal system in Oregon and across America is designed to hold accountable the wrongdoers who cause motor vehicle crashes. But, on occasion, these wrongdoers take the greatest action possible to attempt to avoid their responsibilities – they flee the scene. At this point, the hit and run driver now has more than civil liability to worry about – the driver has now committed a crime. In this article we will discuss what happens when a hit and run driver causes an automobile accident.

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