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Protecting Bicyclists

Protecting Bicyclists

About every four to five seconds, a bicyclist is injured in a crash. On average, two or three of them will die on any given day, although the numbers are higher during the nicer weather months.

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Protecting Pedestrians

Protecting Pedestrians

Every sixty six minutes, a motor vehicle kills a pedestrian in our country. Every day, over 280 pedestrians are injured seriously enough to require hospital emergency room treatment.

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Avoid These Common Types of Motorcycle Crashes

Avoid These Common Types of Motorcycle Crashes

Given the exposed nature of a motorcycle and the seriousness of the injuries that can occur in a crash, it’s important for motorcyclists to remain especially attentive on the road. Following these easy tips can help avoid some crashes.

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Tips For Staying Safe On Your Motorcycle This Summer

Tips For Staying Safe On Your Motorcycle This Summer

For Oregon motorcycle enthusiasts, summer means longer days and blue skies, making it a great time to go for a ride. Motorcycles give riders a sense of freedom and pleasure driving that is hard to match. Here are some tips for staying safer on the road from Motorcycle Crash Attorney Don Corson.

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How To Choose The Right Motorcycle Helmet

How To Choose The Right Motorcycle Helmet

Under Oregon law, motorcycle operators must wear a DOT-compliant motorcycle helmet. According to the Centers for Disease Control, helmet use overall prevents an estimated 37% of fatalities among motorcycle operators and 41% of fatalities among passengers. So, while wearing a motorcycle helmet improves your odds of surviving a crash, how do you choose the right helmet?

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CTs and MRIs Miss Most Traumatic Brain Injuries

CTs and MRIs Miss Most Traumatic Brain Injuries

The most common brain imaging used in the hospital emergency rooms after a person sustains head trauma is a “CT” scan. Unfortunately, CT scans catch only 6-7% of mTBIs. In other words, in the great majority of cases where an injured person is given a brain CT, the images look “normal” when the person in fact has a brain injury.

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Campaign for Equal Justice: “Justice is a Right, Not a Privilege”

Campaign for Equal Justice: “Justice is a Right, Not a Privilege”

The Campaign for Equal Justice is the support organization for Oregon’s statewide Legal Aid programs, and its activities include an annual fund drive to raise money for Legal Aid. All of the attorneys at Corson & Johnson believe in the importance of access to justice, and the firm is recognized as “Defenders of Justice” by the Campaign for its level of support.

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Pro Bono Award To Lara Johnson

Pro Bono Award To Lara Johnson

The Lane County Bar Association (LCBA) recognized Lara Johnson with its 2021 Andrew Clement Pro Bono Award, which honors an individual who has provided exceptional service to persons of limited means

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Trials In The Time Of COVID

Trials In The Time Of COVID

With all of the uncertainties of the pandemic, it’s good to know that the courts have the ability to be flexible enough to figure out ways for trials to continue, even if they look somewhat different than they looked in the past.

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Forced Arbitration Hurts Women and Minorities

Forced Arbitration Hurts Women and Minorities

A new report examined the lack of diversity among arbitrators. Among the findings in the report: Women and minorities are more likely than white men to be forced into arbitration, while arbitrators are mostly male and overwhelmingly white.

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

As citizens of the United States, we celebrate Independence Day every 4th of July. But July 4, 1776 was not the date we won our independence; that took years of conflict and a much later peace treaty.

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Oregon Law Network – Meet Your Mentor Don Corson

Oregon Law Network – Meet Your Mentor Don Corson

Don is Partner at The Corson & Johnson Law Firm in Eugene. With over 30 years of experience, he represents people seriously injured or killed by defective products, industrial accidents, hospital system failures, serious vehicle and truck crashes, and other catastrophic incidents. For the past couple of years, Don has been a mentor for first year law students through the UO Law School program.

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