Why Are Parked Semi-Trucks So Dangerous?

While the risks associated with a parked semi-truck may be subtler than the obvious concern related to a giant tractor-trailer truck barreling down the highway, don’t be fooled. A parked 18-wheeler creates very real dangers. In this article, we’ll talk about those dangers, along with some of the reasons they are proliferating.

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Understanding the Family Purpose Doctrine and When It Applies to Car Crashes

Most of us have heard some version of the old expression “the family that plays together stays together.” The message suggests what many people believe instinctively – that building bonds between family members can result in a sense of togetherness and support. While we agree that a family’s emotional bonds are important, what about legal bonds? Are there times when one member of a family should be legally responsible for the actions of another family member? In this article, we will explore this issue by discussing the applicability of the family purpose doctrine in Oregon.

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Is There a Difference Between Civil Negligence and Criminal Negligence?

In the legal world, the terms “negligent” and “negligence” are used frequently. Even non-lawyers probably hear the words often. For example, in this blog and other media, injured victims of wrongdoing are informed that the law provides to them a remedy for injuries caused by the negligence of others. Television, radio, and internet news outlets issue news reports about wrongful behavior leading to charges of criminal negligence. In both instances, the term “negligence” is used. But is there a difference between criminal negligence and civil negligence? In this article, we will answer that question.

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How Dangerous Is It to Ride a Bicycle on Public Streets?

Regardless of the motivation, it’s indisputable that there exist many passionate bicycle riders in Oregon and across the United States. And, of course, whether an adult or child, staying safe is always a primary goal. Which brings us to today’s blog topic – how dangerous is it to ride a bicycle on public streets?

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Does Oregon Recognize Cases for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress?

Whether caused by intentional or unintentional acts, physical injuries have something in common: they are often clearly visible. Even when they’re not, they can be diagnosed and measured through objective means, such as x-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. But what about injuries that are mental or emotional in nature? They’re often not as openly and objectively visible as physical injuries to the body are, but can be just as devastating. So, when mental or emotional injuries are caused by the intentional acts of another, should the victim have the right to recover damages?

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Do Semi-Trucks and Other Big Trucks Ever Get Recalled?

One can only imagine the harm that could be inflicted by a defective tractor-trailer truck in operation on the roadways. In fact, semi-trucks and other large trucks are sometimes recalled for safety issues, just like other motor vehicles. In this article, we’ll look at a few important statistics and provide some examples of circumstances under which big trucks have been recalled.

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Talcum Powder Litigation: Examining Recent Cases

Talcum powder-related litigation has been around for a few years now. Although it's been used in a wide variety of products for decades, it wasn't until 2009 that it first showed up in lawsuits. Here's more information about the recent cases involving talcum powder in the U.S. 

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What Are the Differences Between Strict Liability, Negligence, and Intentional Torts?

Tort law developed in large part as a method by which: (1) society could be protected against wrongful actors; and (2) individuals could resolve their disputes in an orderly fashion without resorting to violence and other inappropriate methods of resolution. But there are differences between strict liability torts, negligence, and intentional torts – which is exactly what we will discuss in this article.

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What is “Spoliation of Evidence,” and How Does It Affect a Personal Injury Case?

In our daily lives, we routinely think about things expiring and spoiling. But what about evidence – does it expire or spoil? What happens if evidence is spoiled as the result of neglect, or even more sinister motives? In this article, we will discuss spoliation of evidence and how it can affect personal injury litigation.

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Should Truckers Be Required to Use Electronic Logging Devices?

While many Americans complain about regulation, there is another side to the coin. Governments often develop and implement regulations in an attempt to protect the public. In this article, we will consider the potential efficacy of one such regulation: whether truckers should be required to use electronic logging devices when driving semi-trucks.


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