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. …

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 …