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Top Things to Ask Your Doctor After a Car Accident

It’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible when you’re involved in a car accident, even if you don’t feel as though you were seriously injured. Adrenaline can mask your pain for hours after a crash, and what feels like a minor injury can worsen over time.  A medical appointment after a car…

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5 Things to Document When You’re Involved in a Motorcycle Accident

When you’re out for a drive, you might notice that motorcycles are usually vastly outnumbered by cars on the road. But if you dig into accident statistics, you’ll find that motorcycles are involved in a vastly disproportionate number of accidents. There are many factors that contribute to this discrepancy, including speeding, distracted driving, and lack…

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Car Crashes During Inclement Weather

Car Crashes During Inclement Weather There are more than six million car accidents across the United States each year, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports that 22 percent of those crashes are related to the weather. Inclement weather crashes claim 6,000 lives and cause 445,000 injuries every year. If you have suffered injuries in…

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Which Parties Can Be Held Liable For A Car Accident?

Which Parties Can Be Held Liable For A Car Accident? If you have been in an auto accident in the Portland-Vancouver metro area, you kneed to know who to hold liable for the damages that you suffered because of the crash. Oregon and Washington both require all drivers to buy auto insurance coverage, and those…

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Tips for Getting the Best Personal Injury Settlement

Tips for Getting the Best Personal Injury Settlement No two personal injury claims are the same. If you have been injured because of the negligence of another party, you are entitled to compensation for the damages you suffered. Of course, the more serious your injuries and the more damages you have suffered, the more you…

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Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Most Common Personal Injury Claims People are injured in a variety of accidents every day. If these injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, they can be held liable for those damages and a personal injury claim can be filed to recover compensation for those losses. Here is a rundown of the most common kinds…

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Do You Have A Valid Covid-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Do You Have A Valid Covid-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuit? Since the pandemic hit the United States full force back in March, there have been more than 9 million cases of this strain of the Coronavirus diagnosed in the country and more than 231,000 deaths. While there have been special laws enacted to protect employers and…

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Car Accidents in Rainy Weather

Car Accidents in Rainy Weather Rain increases the risk of fatal car crashes significantly, according to many studies. Some report that rain, regardless of whether it is a slight drizzle or a downpour, increases the chances of being involved in a fatal car crash by as much as 34 percent. While the rain is partly…

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What To Do If You Have Been In A Hit-and-Run

What To Do If You Have Been In A Hit-and-Run According to the AAA, an average 682,000 hit-and-run crashes have occurred in the United States every year since 2006. About 65 percent of hit-and-run fatalities were bicyclists or pedestrians. Since 2009 there has been a 7.2 percent increase in hit-and-run fatalities. In Oregon, state law…

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Distracted Driving Destroys Lives

Distracted Driving Destroys Lives Distracted driving is any activity that takes the driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the steering wheel, or your mind off your primary task of operating a vehicle safely. Distracted driving endangers not only the driver, but also any passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and bystanders. Distracted driving can involve…

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