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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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Trucking Accidents Destroy Lives

Trucking Accidents Destroy Lives Tractor trailer trucks are much larger and heavier than the traditional passenger vehicle. Trucking accidents often lead to serious injuries and the loss of life. If you were in an accident with a big truck and the truck driver was at fault, you may be able to pursue a personal injury…

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Have You Been Injured In A Motorcycle Crash?

Have You Been Injured In A Motorcycle Crash? The numbers are startling. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,172 motorcyclists were killed in crashes during 2017. A motorcyclist is 27 times more likely to be killed in a bike crash than the occupant of a passenger car is to die in a…

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DUI-Related Crashes Can Cause Life-Altering Injuries

DUI-Related Crashes Can Cause Life-Altering Injuries Despite strict laws and ongoing public relation campaigns, drunk driving continues to be a problem. When drivers get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence, they are endangering their life and the lives of others. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a…

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What Are The Most Common Personal Injury Claims?

What Are The Most Common Personal Injury Claims? When you hear personal injury claim mentioned, many people automatically think about auto accidents. While car crashes do account for a large number of personal injury claims, there are many reasons that an accident victim may file a claim to recoup compensation for their damages. If an…

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When Should You Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?

When Should You Contact a Personal Injury Attorney? When you’re injured in an accident, you could face significant hardship.  There are not only medical costs to consider, but also potential damage to property (such as during an auto accident), loss of income due to missed work, and possibly ongoing issues related to your injury. However,…

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Most Common Kinds of Boating Accidents

Most Common Kinds of Boating Accidents Boating accidents can cause serious injuries. If you have been involved in a boating accident, you should maintain evidence and documentation to support a personal injury claim so you can recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Here are some of the more common kinds of…

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