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Scooter injury? You may be entitled to file a claim for your pain

Scooters without engines probably aren't something you consider dangerous; they're toys, and they are used by people of all ages. They have two wheels, substantial braking mechanisms and handlebars. Electric scooters may have seating as well as an engine on the same general design. These are more dangerous, but they still have a limited speed that they can reach, making it unlikely to go very fast.

Drivers and a duty of care toward pedestrians

Drivers have a duty of care to pedestrians. If a pedestrian gets hurt because a driver was speeding, failed to yield, didn't signal a turn, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or disobeyed traffic signals, then that driver can be held accountable for his or her actions and the injuries and costs associated with injuries for the victim. In most cases, it's the job of the pedestrian to prove that the driver was being negligent.

You deserve to receive fair compensation after an animal attack

Dog bite wounds make up thousands of injuries each year, with around 1,000 U.S. citizens requiring emergency care for bites each day. With bites happening this often, it's important that you stand up for yourself if you're bitten. Owners of these animals know that their pets can't behave in this manner, and if you've been attacked, it's their responsibility to make sure the dog is kept away from others it could harm. The owner may also be held liable for your injuries, so you can seek compensation that will help you cover the costs of recovery.

Why are there so many crashes on Oregon roads?

Oregon's traffic crashes claim many lives and result in the injury of thousands each year. There's no debate that traffic accidents could be reduced in the state, and while efforts are made, those efforts can't help you after an incident has occurred. If you've been the victim of a car accident, then you are likely seeking compensation with the help of your attorney. To build your case, you may want to consider some of these facts about motor vehicle crashes in Oregon in the year 2013.

You can be fairly compensated for your personal injury

You may not have expected a car to run over your foot while it backed out, and you probably didn't expect to get hit by a car when you were turning in an intersection. The same factor seems to run through many personal injury cases: One party was simply negligent. Being distracted by a text message while driving or deciding to drink behind the wheel isn't a good reason to put others at risk.

Subaru recalls 32,400 vehicles for airbag defects

Subaru of America has announced the recall of certain Impreza model vehicles due to a problem relating to its airbag's occupancy detection systems. The problem prevents the deployment of front passenger airbags during crash conditions. This is a particularly scary issue considering the important role that airbags play in preventing and/or reducing the severity of injuries in motor vehicle accidents.

Spinal cord injuries can lead to spasticity

There is a variety of different ways that a person can suffer a spinal cord injury. Car accidents, semi-truck accidents and slip-and-fall accidents are a few of those ways. For a person who suffers a spinal cord injury, the cause of the accident is usually only a factor if he or she plans on seeking compensation. That is because once a spinal cord injury occurs, dealing with the effects of the injury is what becomes the focus of life. One issue that plagues some people with spinal cord injuries is spasticity.

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