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Do I Have to Have a Minimum Debt to File for Bankruptcy?

Sometimes people call our office because they are concerned about their financial picture. They can’t work, their medical bills are piling up, and they worry about taking care of themselves and their family. We can help sort some of that out. Sometimes people have questions about bankruptcy. We hope this information is helpful. If you
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What Is the Compensation of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death Lawyer When the family of someone who passed away files a wrongful death lawsuit, the amount of money that can be claimed is based on two things. First, the economic damages. That is the amount of financial damages the survivors who have filed the claim have endured. Although each case has its own
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Frivolous Lawsuits

Many journalists talk about frivolous lawsuits. These words were coined by insurance companies, oil companies, big tobacco and other large corporations who have spent millions of dollars promoting the idea that most people are “sue happy” and that lawyers frequently do file frivolous cases. But in fact, any attorney who is paid on a contingency
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New MRI may help people with traumatic brain injuries

Doctors are currently working on an experimental MRI based test at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. High Definition Fiber Tracking allows doctors to actually see a representation of the brain fibers responsible for different parts of the body, which helps doctors understand what happened to the brain’s white matter (the connective parts) in a
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Why compensate injured people?

The most common questions people ask about personal injury cases are: Why do we punish someone who didn’t mean to hurt someone else? and Why are damages for pain and suffering okay? Punishment v. Personal Responsibility Deeply embedded in the values of this country is the idea of personal responsibility. The roots of the American
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Home Caregivers: Warning Signs

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” This idea is attributed variously to Churchill, Pope John Paul II, Dostoyevsky, Truman, Gandhi, Jesus, and others. In the United States right now, there is a rampant problem with how we are caring for the elderly, particularly for those suffering from dementia and
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Concussions are Serious Injuries

  Concussions can occur in car collisions or accidents, from falls in nursing homes, or many other scenarios. Concussions are serious injuries and can create long term problems and require expensive medical care. Public awareness of the seriousness of these injuries is growing, in part due to veterans coming back with concussion injuries, and the
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New SaferCar App by the National Highway Safety Administration

The National Highway Safety Administration released a new app last week that “will provide real-time vehicle safety information to consumers from NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov site.” The app will allow users to: * Search NHSA Safety Ratings for vehicles by make and model; * Locate car seat installation help; * File a vehicle safety complaint with NHSA; * Find
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HB 2821

The Oregon Legislature is considering House Bill (HB) 2821. This bill changes the way auto insurance works in Oregon in a couple different ways to protect the consumer who buys the insurance rather than the insurance company. This bill deals with PIP (personal injury protection) which pays for your medical bills after an auto collision
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