Animal Law

What is Discrimination Based on
Use of a Service Dog?

Regardless of the definition of “service” or “assistance” animal under Oregon or other state law, the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits disability-based discrimination by employers, public entities, and public accommodations and creates a cause of action for persons subjected to discrimination based on disability. One form of discrimination is denial of a person with […] Read More 〉〉

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Serious Injury

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help by Not Acting as a Lawyer

Working to recover full compensation for someone who's been hurt by negligence or wrongful conduct is part of the missions of a plaintiff's lawyer. But the lawyer's part of the attorney-client relationship involves more than being a personal injury warrior. The other aspects of that relationship are in some ways even more important than success […] Read More 〉〉

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Wrongful Death

What is a Wrongful Death Case?

A long time ago when lawyers spoke Latin, it was said that personal injury actions die with the person. The death of either a wrongdoer who caused harm or his or her victim eliminated any claim that might have existed. The victim’s estate could not sue, and the victim could not sue if he or […] Read More 〉〉

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Serious Injury

Why a Fall Injury Lawyer is Critical in an Oregon Premises Liability Case

Slip and fall accidents injure millions of Americans every year. Approximately 14,000 people die and hundreds of thousands suffer permanent disability after falling. The elderly are especially vulnerable. Charles E. Turnbow, Slip and Fall Practice 1-2 (2010)[hereinafter Turnbow]. A fall injury may result in serious injury as well as pain and mental suffering. One recent […] Read More 〉〉

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Serious Injury

What Should You Do If You’re Injured in an Automobile Accident?

Over 33,000 people were injured and more than 300 were killed in 2013 in Oregon car accidents according to the most recent motor vehicle traffic crash data from the Oregon Department of Transportation. No one expects to be involved in a car or truck collision, but it’s important to always anticipate the possibility of becoming […] Read More 〉〉

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Animal Law

What Does an Oregon Dog Bite Injury Victim Have to Prove?

A dog bite typically causes puncture wounds, lacerations, bruising, and other physical injuries. It also often results in pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, humiliation, and other subjective harms. Unfortunately for Oregon dog bite victims, however, current Oregon law favors the dog owner and makes recovering compensation for all of those harms challenging. In many states, […] Read More 〉〉

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Serious Injury

When is it Too Late to Sue
for My Injuries?

You may know that time limits apply to personal injury lawsuits. A person hurt in a car accident, on a dangerous walkway, or by a defective product or other wrongfully caused trauma has only a certain amount of time to take legal action. If he or she waits too long, then his or her claim […] Read More 〉〉

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Serious Injury

Will the Responsible Driver’s Insurance Pay My Medical Bills?

Many doctors post notices in their waiting rooms that say something like: “payment is expected at the time services are rendered.” For someone compelled to seek medical care because of a car accident or other traumatic injury caused by someone else, the unexpected need to meet that expense can be a significant problem. Even if the […] Read More 〉〉

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Workers Compensation

The Most Common Causes
of Work Injury Claims

Nobody starts the day expecting to get hurt on the job. Unfortunately, injuries in and around the workplace are all too common. In fact, a work injury can happen in so many ways, it’s surprising that more employees don’t end their work days being examined by a doctor. According to the United States Department of […] Read More 〉〉

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Workers Compensation

What Are My Rights if I Get
Injured on the Job?

An Oregon employee injured at work has important rights to workers compensation benefits including medical costs, lost wages, and permanent disability, if any. But the worker must comply with certain requirements under Oregon law to receive them. If you’re hurt on the job, go to your regular health care provider, an urgent-care clinic, or a […] Read More 〉〉

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