Blog Posts in 2011

Veterans Have Special Rights to Job Protection

Veterans Have a Right to Reemployment after Deployment In the United States, and in Oregon, "At Will" employment is the rule of the day unless you happen to make up part of the 9% of the ...
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) After a Car Accident

Psychological Injuries From Car Accidents Over three million people are involved in automobile accidents that cause serious bodily injuries each year in America. Of those three million at least 10 ...
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Employment Discrimination : Oregon Employers May Not Consider Credit History

Last summer, July 1, 2010, Oregon joined six other states, Washington, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, and California, to place restrictions on employers from conducting credit history checks ...
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I Don't Have Insurance and I Was in a Car Accident

Do Uninsured Drivers Retain Any Rights When Hurt by a Negligent Driver? Sometimes a person who is driving without insurance is hurt in a car accident. What happens then? Many people believe that if ...
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What is HIPAA, and How Does it Affect Me?

Back in 1996 Congress endorsed, and President Bill Clinton signed into law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. HIPAA's purpose was to improve the efficiency and ...
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Motorcycle Riders Should Consider a Rider Safety Course

If you ride a motorcycle in Oregon or anywhere else, it's important to know about motorcycle safety. Being on two wheels leaves you more exposed on the road, especially when you're sharing it ...
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Medical Malpractice Report for Oregon

Considering birth, death, and all the little accidents in between, chances are we'll all spend some time in a hospital in our lifetimes. When we go there we expect a healthy clean environment, ...
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A Doctor's Failure to Timely Diagnose Cancer May Equal Medical Malpractice and Cost a Patient Her Life

When a medical mistake results in a cancer misdiagnosis, the consequences can be deadly because more and more cancers are survivable if detected early and treated properly. Cancer is a generalized ...
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Portland Announces Crackdown on Driving While on Cell Phone

Almost 18 months ago Oregon joined a handful of other states that have made it illegal to drive a vehicle while using a cell phone unless the driver has a hands free device. After a year and a half, ...
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How Insurance Companies Process Crash Claims

After getting into an automobile accident, how insurance companies process claims is probably the last thing on your mind. But as a driver (and therefore potential crash victim) it's important to ...
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Car and Bicycle Collisions: Why Sharing the Road is More Important Than Ever

Sharing the road is a necessary part of driving and cycling. But as more and more bicyclists hit the road, accidents between these vehicles are becoming more common. Car and Bicycle Collisions Bicycle ...
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Avoidable Medical Mistakes: More Prevalent Than You May Know

To err is human. So the saying goes, but not all errors are equal. The fact is, when medical care providers make mistakes, it can be deadly. Avoidable medical mistakes are serious business. They can ...
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What To Do If You've Been Injured by a Defective Product

Products Should be Safe As consumers we expect that the products we use will be safe. Every time we let our children play with a new toy, ride in our car, or eat a new food we're putting our trust ...
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Brain Injuries or Head Injuries from Car Accidents

Brain Injuries or Head Injuries from Vehicle Accidents Up to 1.4 million people suffer from serious head injuries (often called traumatic brain injuries ) each year, and according to the National ...
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Why Did My Insurance Company Deny Medical Bills Caused by a Car Accident?

The Problem Dealing with Oregon car insurance companies can seem like a daunting task, especially when you're facing a mountain of medical bills after a car accident. You're not alone, many ...
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Distracted Driving - The Dangers of Texting Behind the Wheel

In our fast-paced society, text messaging is an increasingly handy way to communicate. Rather than dialing a number, waiting for it to ring, and then getting into a conversation, we can just text a ...
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Bars and Taverns May Be Responsible for Serving Intoxicated Patrons

Oregon like most other states, (but not all), has enacted statutes often called dram shop laws which hold bars, taverns and restaurants responsible for over serving alcohol to patrons who then cause ...
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Fatigued Truck Drivers Cause Fatal Truck Crashes

Portland Trucking Accident Attorney At Angel Law, P.C. Warns About Driver Fatigue Truck Driver Fatigue is a serious issue associated with accident fatalities on highways all over the country. The U.S. ...
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Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon Down in 2010

Oregon Car Crash Fatalities Down According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, fatal car accidents in Oregon were down in 2010 by 13% from the previous year. ODOT fixes the number of fatal ...
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Serious Risks Associated with Pfizer's Chantix

If You're Taking Chantix You Need to Understand the Risks If your doctor has prescribed Chantix to help you stop smoking, you should be aware of the serious dangers associated with taking Chantix ...
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8 Things to Do After a Car Accident

There have been many helpful articles written about what to do after a car accident, but it never hurts to review. What you do after a car accident can make the difference between full and fair ...
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