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3 situations where a vehicle is more likely to hit a bicyclist

Bicycle safety should be on everyone’s minds, regardless of whether they themselves are cyclists or not. Knowing how to avoid a bicycle accident is important because it is perfectly legal for bikes to share the road with motor vehicles, with some rare exceptions. While biking can certainly be fun, convenient and sustainable, cyclists do stand to sustain catastrophic personal injuries…

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What could stop a product liability claim?

Product liability can lead to the manufacturer or some other responsible party having to pay you for injuries you sustained from using the product. However, you may not always have a valid claim. The Oregon State Bar explains there are some things that could invalidate your case and leave you liable for the incident that caused your injuries. For this…

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How gait training helps spinal cord injury victims

Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of spinal cord injury (SCI). After an SCI, you may have difficulty with mobility and walking. For some patients, there is hope to regain some mobility. According to Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center, if you have an incomplete spinal cord injury, you have a better chance of regaining the ability to…

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How do you treat road rash after a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle accidents may leave riders with various injuries to treat and questions to answer. For instance, how do medical professionals treat common motorcycle accident injuries like road rash? UW Health breaks down a treatment plan for abrasions sustained in a motorcycle wreck. Harmed riders must take care of themselves and their injuries while pursuing fair compensation. Daily care Every day,…

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What makes an injury catastrophic?

A catastrophic injury can turn your life upside down. One minute you could have ambitious dreams for the future and the next moment you might have a machine keeping you alive. Understanding what factors categorize an injury as “catastrophic,” may help you identify your next steps. Adequate support, targeted therapy and ongoing medical treatment might help you learn how to…

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How do you deal with inattentional blindness when driving?

As a driver, you know that it is important to hit the road with full attentiveness every time. After all, it only takes one lapse in consciousness to end up in a serious crash. Some distractions are harder to combat than others, though. Inattentional blindness falls into this category. Where is inattentional blindness useful? Verywell Mind discusses inattentional blindness when…

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Highlights of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) in Oregon

Oregon law requires all motor vehicle insurance policies, except motorcycles, to include a PIP benefit. PIP coverage makes payments for certain expenses to you or others injured in a motor vehicle accident. You can get benefits from your policy if injured while driving your car. If you have an accident and someone else is at fault, your policy will typically…

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Reckless driving, traffic deaths increasing across Oregon

Traffic fatalities and crash-related injuries are on the rise across Oregon, and so, too, is reckless driving. Reckless driving occurs when a motorist demonstrates a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of others while operating a motor vehicle. It is a frequent factor in Oregon crashes that lead to injuries, fatalities or both. According to Oregon Live, traffic deaths…

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3 tips for caring for a loved one with a TBI

The long-term care of people with traumatic brain injuries often falls to their loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, five years after their injuries, 33% of those with traumatic brain injuries need help with their daily activities and 57% have a moderate or severe disability. Understanding how to go about helping those with brain injuries…

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