The 5 Common Mistakes Personal Injury Victims Make

It seems as though everyone is on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media platforms are popular methods for sharing news with friends and family or reconnecting with people with whom you might have lost touch. In fact, more than three-quarters of the population of the U.S. have social media profiles. Why, then, is your personal injury lawyer …

Different Rules Apply to Children Injured in Car Accidents

According to the most recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 2 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents on the nation’s highways. More than 128,000 children 12 years of age and younger were among the victims, even with child car seats, airbags, and other safety features that are now standard equipment on passenger vehicles. …

What Happens When You are Hit by an Uninsured Motorist?

More than 60,000 motor vehicle accidents occur each year on streets and highways throughout Oregon. If you have ever been involved in a collision, you probably know the process of exchanging insurance information with the other driver to allow you to file a claim for property damage or personal injuries with the other party’s auto insurance company. According to statistics …

What Role Does Bad Weather Play in Determining Liability in an Accident?

A motor vehicle accident can be an emotionally and physically devastating event that happens suddenly and without warning. You might be commuting to work in stop-and-go traffic when the truck driver behind you tries to stop on an icy patch and smashes into the rear of your car. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, of the almost six million …

Road Rage and Emotional Harm: Can Victims Be Compensated?

Your chances of being the victim of road rage and aggressive driving incident are high considering the frequency with which drivers engage in those behaviors. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a study in which 80 percent of motorists admitted to driving aggressively and exhibiting extreme anger at least once while driving. Aggressive driving is to blame in 56 percent of …

Will Pregnancy Affect My Workers’ Comp Claim?

An accident or illness related to your job could prevent you from working and earning a living. Fortunately, workers’ compensation laws in all states require employers to provide a method by which injured employees may be compensated for their medical costs and lost wages without having to resort to costly and time-consuming litigation. The process for obtaining benefits is usually …

Workers Compensation PTD

The Challenges Associated With Obtaining Workers’ Compensation for PTSD

There are approximately eight million adults suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in the United States at any given time. It is estimated that between 7 and 8 percent of the population will be afflicted with PTSD at some point in their lives. PTSD has long been associated with members of the military exposed to traumatic events during combat, but it …

I Hit a Cyclist with My Car

No One Wants to Say or Hear, “I Hit a Cyclist with My Car”

More than 66 million bicycle riders take to the streets, parks, and roads annually throughout the U.S. to reap the health benefits and enjoyment that riding offers. A large segment of the population, approximately 800,000 people, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, rely on bicycles to commute to and from work. An increase in people riding bicycles for pleasure or for commuting …

OSHA

What Role Does OSHA Play in Workers’ Comp Claims?

Workers’ compensation programs exist throughout the country to assist individuals injured in work-related accidents to obtain medical care and lost earnings while recovering from their injuries. Administered at the state level, these programs developed as an alternative to forcing injured workers to file lawsuits against employers to obtain reimbursement for medical care. Through the years, one federal agency, OSHA, has …

Property Owner Liability When a Slip on Ice Causes Injury

There is a TV commercial for a national pizza chain showing a customer slipping on ice as he and his dinner go crashing to the ground. A voiceover reminds customers they can return a damaged pizza to the store for a replacement. While it’s nice to know that your dinner is easily replaced if you slip on ice, the physical …