Steps in the Personal Injury Claim Process

 Whether your injuries are the result of a car crash, a slip-and-fall accident, or any other situation caused by the negligence or carelessness of another party, you could be entitled to compensation. Each claim and the circumstances surrounding it are different, but the following steps are common to most personal injury claims. Choose an attorney  After you receive medical treatment …

Common Types of Workplace Injuries

If you are like most people, you go to work each day without giving much thought, if any, to the possibility that you could suffer an injury on the job. According to the National Safety Council, an American worker is injured every seven seconds. The latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that 2.8 million non-fatal workplace illnesses …

Injured by a Defective Product? Waiting Too Long to Sue Could Prove Costly

You want to know that the new toaster, lawnmower, or other consumer product you recently purchased will be safe to use. Sadly, this is not always the case. According to data compiled by the National Safety Council, millions of people suffer injuries each year due to defective consumer products. Product liability is an area of law allowing people injured by …

Four Things to Look for When Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

You don’t realize how many law firms promote themselves as personal injury lawyers until you are hurt in an accident and need to hire one to represent you. A Google search using “personal injury lawyers Oregon” as the search criterion yields a staggering number of law firms advertising themselves as handling personal injury claims. Here are four things to look …

US Maternal Deaths Outpace Other Developed Nations

The rate at which women die from pregnancy-related causes in the U.S. has risen and outpaces other developed nations where maternal mortality rates have declined. As reported by NPR, the mortality rate for pregnant women in the United Kingdom is 9.2 deaths for every 100,000 live births placing it second on the list behind the U.S., which had a mortality …

Food Poisoning: What to Do When Eating Out Makes You Sick

If the news coming out of the nation’s capital about government shutdowns and border walls is making you feel queasy, perhaps it’s more than just the news that is affecting you. The recent 35-day shutdown of the federal government halted or impaired food safety inspections by federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture. The …

Your Rights When Injured in an Uber or Lyft Vehicle

A revolution in the transportation industry began in 2010, when Uber allowed people to arrange for and pay for a vehicle to pick them up at their location by using the company’s application on their smartphone. Lyft introduced riders to its service two years later. The number of passengers making use of ride-hailing services in the United States by 2023 …

What To Do When Your Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Comp

Workers’ compensation insurance protects you in the event of an injury or illness related to your employment. Instead of forcing injured workers to wait for the outcome of a lawsuit against their employers to recover the cost of medical care and reimbursement for lost wages while out of work, workers’ compensation insurance provides immediate access to medical care and other …

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. …