Can I Be Sued for Helping Someone after a Car Crash?

Have you ever been the first person on the scene after a car accident occurs? Obviously, in that circumstance, it makes sense to immediately call 911 to obtain the assistance of law enforcement and medical professionals. But what if it appears that someone involved in the accident needs immediate assistance? How much should you or any other bystander try to help? After all, we live in a litigious society and there is always the possibility that someone injured in the accident could consider suing the bystander who rendered aid under the belief that the bystander made the injuries worse. While you may not have specifically considered this conundrum, it turns out that this is an issue that is frequently addressed by legislatures across the country, including in Oregon.

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Will Automation Technology Eliminate Medical Malpractice?

By now, most people have some familiarity with the concept of artificial intelligence and how it is designed to make decisions at a rate that the human mind can barely comprehend. Robots have similarly become much more commonplace. At a basic level, they can vacuum our floors. At a higher level, they help build cars, ships, and perform surgeries, which brings up an interesting question. Can the use of robots and other technologies eliminate medical malpractice that is sometimes committed by humans? We will discuss that issue in this blog post.

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Negligence Per Se and Oregon Car Accident Lawsuits

In the United States, tort law has continued to evolve. Common law tort concepts, including negligence, still exist. However, legislatures have also attempted to address tort issues through legislation that is passed into law. As a result, in Oregon, a person who is injured by another person in an automobile accident may have two different negligence-based theories under which to seek recovery. In this article, we will discuss the similarities and differences between negligence and negligence per se.

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What Are Some Common Locations for Slip and Fall Accidents?

Every day, people experience serious falls. Unfortunately, many of these people sustain serious and life-changing injuries. A dangerous fall can occur anywhere, whether on private property, at a commercial premises, or in a public space, and the location can have implications for any resulting litigation. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the common locations where slip and fall accidents occur.

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Are Commercial Trucks Required to Carry Insurance?

No matter how much we complain about insurance, anyone who owns a motor vehicle knows that the state of Oregon has certain minimum coverage requirements. And that leads to a good question – what about semi-trucks and other big commercial vehicles that travel all over the country? After all, they may come from companies that are headquartered in other states. Are they required to carry insurance? And what if they don’t? These questions become particularly important if you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler and suffer personal injuries.

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Riding a Bicycle Safely in Oregon

Summer in Oregon is an awesome time for people looking to get outdoors. After all, for the outdoor enthusiast, we really do have it all. There is swimming, rafting, kayaking, and canoeing on beautiful lakes and rivers. Some people enjoy hiking on gorgeous trails with mountain views. We have swimming holes, ocean vistas, waterfalls, and amazing nighttime star gazing. And, of course, bicycling. Unfortunately, biking can be dangerous. Therefore, it is essential to have a firm grasp of important safety measures to help avoid unnecessary danger. In this article, we will discuss Oregon’s love of biking and how to do it safely.

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Is My Lawyer Taking Too Long to Complete My Personal Injury Case?

In some contexts, patience is still a virtue. One of them can be when you are trying to maximize a personal injury settlement. Unfortunately, though, there are times when an attorney can take too long to complete a case. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between the two situations.

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Burn Injuries in Personal Injury Cases

There are a multitude of different injuries that occur in personal injury cases, some being much more common than others. But one type of injury that we don’t hear as much about, but that can be quite serious, is the burn injury. People suffer burns in motor vehicle accidents, as a result of certain defective products, or from the negligent actions of others. In this article, we will discuss the classification of burn injuries and how they occur.

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What Is the EPA's Risk Evaluation of Asbestos?

The dangers of asbestos have become much more apparent over time. Victims injured by asbestos exposure have won industry-changing lawsuits. The government has taken steps to restrict some uses of the mineral. But it has been a slow process and asbestos still has not been totally banned in the United States. As time has marched forward, the issue has continued to create debate. In December 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Final Risk Evaluation for chrysotile asbestos. In this article, we will examine the agency’s conclusions and the effect on those who have been exposed to asbestos in the past.

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The Dangers of Shredded Semi-Truck Tires on the Interstate

We have talked about obvious dangers in this blog, from intoxicated or distracted drivers to those who speed and violate rules of the road. However, a less obvious risk is that of encountering truck tire debris in the roadway. Not only is the debris dangerous, but a blown tire can create a perilous situation for the truck driver and everyone driving in the near vicinity. In this article, we will discuss some causes of truck tire debris in the road and the resulting dangers presented to the motoring public.

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