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Legal Challenges in Catastrophic Injury Cases

Catastrophic injuries can have a profound impact on individuals and their families, often leaving lasting physical, emotional, and financial scars. When such life-altering events occur, ...
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Slip and Fall Accidents in Commercial Properties

In the bustling world of commercial properties, where people frequent malls, offices, and various other establishments, slip and fall accidents have become an increasingly prevalent ...
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Alcohol and Drug Impairment in Traffic Accidents

When it comes to traffic safety, one persistent concern that continues to challenge road users and legal authorities alike is the issue of impaired driving. ...
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Teen Driving and Accident Rates

Teen driving, with its unique blend of newfound freedom and responsibilities, marks an essential phase in the transition to adulthood. However, the statistics surrounding teenage ...
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Pharmaceutical Errors and Legal Accountability

In the complex world of healthcare, prescription drugs play a pivotal role in the treatment and management of various medical conditions. However, despite the advancements ...
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Food Safety and Liability for Contaminated Products

Given the diverse range of options available to consumers today, the safety of the products we consume is not only a health consideration, but also ...
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The Emotional and Psychological Aspects of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Losing a loved one is an experience that leaves an indelible mark on a family's life. When the loss is due to someone else’s negligence ...
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Inadequate Security Claims in Premises Liability

Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe environment for visitors and tenants. They are required to take reasonable security measures ...
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Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Litigation

Medical malpractice cases are intricate legal endeavors that demand a thorough understanding of both medical policies and legal requirements. Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers ...
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What to do in the Event of a Car Accident

Auto accidents are an unfortunate part of our world. When the dust settles after a collision, it's important to know the right steps to take ...
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Children’s Product Safety and Legal Recourse

Children often explore, learn, and play, while being surrounded by countless toys and childcare items. While these products are meant to enhance their growth and ...
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The Impact of Healthcare Worker Burnout on Medical Errors

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, where the pursuit of excellence in patient care is the priority, healthcare worker burnout has emerged as a silent ...
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Strategies and Challenges in Individual Food Poisoning Claims

Food poisoning is an issue that affects thousands of individuals each year. The consequences can be severe, ranging from temporary discomfort to long-term health complications. ...
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Impact of Catastrophic Injuries on Mental Health

In personal injury law, catastrophic injuries can bring about not only physical challenges but also profound psychological and emotional distress. At Vames, Wang & Sosa, ...
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Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

The prevalence of elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes has devastating consequences that often lead to wrongful deaths. Families entrust the care of their ...
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Distracted Driving: A Growing Concern in Car Accident Cases

In an era dominated by technological advancements, the convenience of mobile devices has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, this convenience comes ...
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Telemedicine and Medical Malpractice Risks

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare landscape has undergone a transformative shift with the widespread adoption of telemedicine. As virtual consultations become ...
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The Difference Between Malpractice and Wrongful Death

In the realms of medical treatment and legal accountability, two terms often surface with painful regularity - medical malpractice and wrongful death. While both scenarios ...
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The Role of Insurance in Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

When accidents happen, they often bring a whirlwind of challenges – physical, emotional, and financial. Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers understand that dealing with ...
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The Most Common Types of Insurance Policies in Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims arise when an individual suffers an injury because of someone else’s negligence. These claims can be resolved through settlement negotiations or, if ...
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Tips for Safe Driving This Winter

As winter starts to cover the roads with snow and ice, driving becomes an icy ballet of caution and skill. Are you prepared to glide ...
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The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Personal Injury Law

Imagine a world where cars drive themselves – sounds like science fiction, right? Yet, as autonomous vehicles become a reality, so do the complex legal ...
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How Product Safety Can Protect Online Shoppers

How often do we pause to consider our safety in an age where a single click can bring any product to our doorstep? Recent changes ...
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Assessing Negligence Following a Traumatic Injury

Imagine waking up one day with your life turned upside down due to a severe injury. Was it an unfortunate accident or due to someone ...
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How Do Insurance Companies Determine If My Car is a Total Loss?

When you're involved in a car accident, one of your significant concerns is whether your car will be deemed a total loss. Understanding how insurance ...
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What to Expect From A Car Accident Claim?

After being involved in a car accident, it's essential to understand the claims process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Here's a step-by-step ...
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Navigating Total Loss Claims: Should You Accept the First Offer from Your Insurance Company?

When you're dealing with a total loss claim after a vehicle accident, you might feel overwhelmed and tempted to accept the first settlement offer from ...
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Common Injuries from Car Accidents and How to Address Them?

Unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence on our roads. They often lead to various injuries, some of which can have long-lasting effects. Understanding the ...
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What Evidence is Needed to Support a Product Liability Claim?

When you're injured or suffer damages due to a defective product, pursuing a product liability claim can be your pathway to compensation. However, the success ...
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Product Liability: Who is Responsible When Products Cause Harm?

In an era where consumer products are more complex than ever, understanding who bears responsibility when these products cause harm is crucial. Product liability is ...
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What You Should Know About Premises Liability Cases

Have you ever been injured while shopping, eating at a restaurant, or walking through a parking lot? These cases fall into the category of “premises ...
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What role does homeowner’s insurance play in dog bite injury claims?

Navigating the financial aftermath of a dog bite is more than just adding up medical bills. It involves finding coverage for the claim. In most ...
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What You Should Know Before Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Oregon

When dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, understanding the legal timeframe for taking action is pivotal. In Oregon, the "statute of limitations" dictates ...
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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be particularly devastating due to the vehicles' sheer size and weight. Determining the cause of the crash is crucial in order to ...
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Who Can I Hold Responsible for a Truck Accident?

In the aftermath of a truck accident in Oregon, determining responsibility can be a complex endeavor due to the multifaceted nature of the trucking industry. ...
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Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer in Oregon?

Being hit by a large, commercial truck is terrifying.  Dealing with the pain and shock can be tough. On top of that, understanding all the ...
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Compensation You May Be Entitled to After a Pedestrian Accident

Rebuilding after a pedestrian accident often involves grappling with unforeseen financial burdens. The legal system acknowledges this struggle and offers avenues for compensation. By pursuing ...
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Challenges in Proving Traumatic Brain Injury

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious and often life-altering event. However, due to its intricate nature, proving the existence and extent of TBI ...
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How to Evaluate Economic and Non-Economic Damages in Catastrophic Injury Lawsuits

Imagine the trauma of a catastrophic injury — the initial shock, the mounting medical bills, the inability to work, the pain, and the emotional turmoil. ...
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How to Distinguish Between Medical Errors and Malpractice

The healthcare system can sometimes feel like a balancing act – especially when distinguishing between medical errors and malpractice. One step in the wrong direction ...
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5 Tips for Speaking with an Insurance Company After a Motorcycle Accident

Ever felt like David facing Goliath? Speaking to an insurance company after an accident can feel that way. But, with the right knowledge, you can ...
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The Growing Issue of Pedestrian Accidents

While you’re out walking, have you ever felt that sudden jolt of anxiety when a speeding vehicle passes too close? The aftermath of a pedestrian ...
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Tips to Help You Navigate the Aftermath of a Truck Accident

The events that follow a truck accident can be overwhelming, with mounting medical bills, vehicle repairs, emotional trauma, and dealing with insurance companies. Many people ...
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How to Better Understand the Basics of Car Insurance Claims

A whirlwind of emotions and questions come up after a car accident. Amidst personal safety and vehicle damage concerns, a question remains: Should you file ...
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What to Do Immediately After a Pedestrian Accident

The moments following a pedestrian accident can be chaotic and traumatic. Shock, pain, and confusion might make clear thinking feel very challenging. Nevertheless, the immediate ...
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What You Need to Know if You are Involved in an Automobile Accident

The first thing to remember is that you are under no obligation to give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company It's a ...
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Total Loss – Getting a Fair Value for Your Car

Let’s say you were in a car crash and your car was totaled. How do you know if you’re getting fair value for your car? ...
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Claims vs. Rate Increase

If I use my car own insurance, won’t my rates go up? In most car crashes involving an injury, you will need to involve your ...
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Depositions

What should you expect in a deposition? A deposition is where a lawyer gets to question a party to a lawsuit about what they know ...
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PIP – Personal Injury Protection

So you’ve been injured in a car crash. Who pays for your medical bills? Now you might think, hey, the other person caused the crash ...
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ORS 20.080 – For Smaller Personal Injury Cases

Trial can be cost prohibitive for smaller cases. Here’s a law that can help. For smaller cases, it can be very tough to go to ...
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Lost Wages Due to an Injury

If you have lost wages due to an injury, here are some tips for getting your wages reimbursed. Say you suffer a personal injury like ...
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