Can I Recover if I’m Injured in an Accident While Not Wearing a Seat Belt?

Most Oregonians know by now that drivers and passengers in motor vehicles are generally required to wear safety belts. But what happens if a motor vehicle occupant is injured while not wearing a seat belt? Some people worry that they will automatically be prevented from having the opportunity to recover for their injuries. In this article, we will examine some important legal principles and discuss how a personal injury recovery is often possible, even for a person not wearing a seat belt in a car accident.

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What Are the Rights of Injured Motorcycle Passengers?

For whatever reason people choose to ride, motorcycle popularity has increased significantly. Unfortunately, with an increase in motorcycle riding has come a corresponding increase in motorcycle accidents and the injuries and deaths that result from them. Moreover, some of those who are injured and killed are passengers, generally having no responsibility for the motorcycle crash that injured them. In this article, we will discuss the rights of motorcycle passengers.

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Slow Developing Symptoms You Should Never Ignore After a Car Accident

While car crashes can differ in severity, and the physical and emotional consequences for someone involved can vary, it is quite common for people to feel a sense of shock, stress, and other emotions immediately following an accident. Additionally, your body will generally produce adrenaline. While these responses are designed to protect us, they can mask injuries for a period of time. Therefore, a person may not fully understand potential injuries immediately following the accident.

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How is a Personal Injury Settlement Structured?

The process for resolving legal disputes has its own intricacies. Unless a person has been involved in an accident and resolved a personal injury claim, he or she probably does not fully understand all the ins and outs of the legal process and what it takes to finalize the resolution of a case. Thus, it is completely understandable that many litigants ask how their personal injury settlement will be structured.

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Injuries at Carnivals, Fairs, and Festivals

While attendance at carnivals, fairs, festivals, and amusement parks normally results in mostly fun, it doesn’t always work out that way. Unfortunately, some people are injured and killed at these events. That brings us to the topic of this article - what should you do if you are one of these unfortunate people who suffers injury at a fair, festival, or similar event?

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Do Young Drivers Cause More Automobile Accidents?

No matter how safely we drive, it is possible to encounter conditions outside of our control that increase our likelihood of harm. For example, encountering drivers who are under the influence of intoxicants, or who are distracted by mobile phones, can be deadly. Similarly, drivers who are overly aggressive, speed, and take unnecessary risks endanger everyone on the road. But what about youth? Do younger drivers increase the risk of harm to the rest of us? In this article, we will discuss whether young drivers cause more automobile accidents.

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Can Military Members Sue for Medical Malpractice?

Service in the military has traditionally been viewed by those who enlist as a professional pathway with many positive benefits. In addition to pay, those who serve in the armed forces may be entitled to housing, training, funds for college education, retirement pay, and other benefits. One such benefit is medical care. But what happens if something goes wrong with the medical care - are military members permitted to sue for medical malpractice? That will be the topic of this article.

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What is MMI and How Does It Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

If you have ever been part of a lawsuit or involved in the legal system, you know that the law has a language and vocabulary of its own. While some legal concepts can be very complex, others are not that difficult to understand - they just require a little explanation. In this article, we will discuss a concept that is frequently discussed in the context of personal injury litigation - “maximum medical improvement” - and how it can affect a personal injury claim.

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Potential Trucking Safety Issues for 2022

With so many semi-trucks on the road, safety will continue to be a critical issue. In this article, we will discuss some potential trucking safety issues to be addressed in 2022.

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How to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Disease

As Americans, we often pride ourselves on our problem solving skills. But one issue that has not been fully resolved in modern society is the danger of asbestos. Americans still develop mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other health problems related to asbestos exposure. In this article, we will discuss some of the steps that could help eliminate asbestos-related disease.

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