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Your Right to Access and Amend Your Medical Records

Your Right to Access and Amend Your Medical Records

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing your right to your own medical records. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Lara Johnson. Lara, there have been many laws passed to...

Insurers Demand Payback From Settlements

Insurers Demand Payback From Settlements

This segment of The Law and You features Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing how reimbursement is often demanded from a health insurer from a personal injury survivor's settlement. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with...

Legal Action For Damaged Vehicles

Legal Action For Damaged Vehicles

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing how adequate collision coverage, and sometimes legal action, is needed to recover the full property loss in a collision.

Why Your Own Insurance Company Should Pay Your Claim More Promptly

Why Your Own Insurance Company Should Pay Your Claim More Promptly

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson telling of insurance disputes where the insurer was required to pay more because of delays. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, I...

Insurance Red Tape: How Betty Won

Insurance Red Tape: How Betty Won

This segment of The Law and You features attorney Lara Johnson telling of a case where a client’s insurance company suggested that she sue her friend after being in an auto accident.

Bicycle-Car Collision: How Ryan Fought Back

Bicycle-Car Collision: How Ryan Fought Back

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson speaking about a case where he helped a man involved in a bicycle-car collision fight back against an insurance company who accused him of wrongdoing.

Adult Drugs and Child Poisonings

Adult Drugs and Child Poisonings

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson bringing awareness to the child poisoning threat posed by access to adult drugs.

Nursing Home Residents Sign Away Their Rights

Nursing Home Residents Sign Away Their Rights

When someone enters a nursing home, there is a mountain of paperwork to fill out. Sometimes the paperwork is completed by the resident, sometimes by a family member. People should have time to review the documents, ask questions, and have the documents reviewed by a trusted friend or an attorney before signing them.

Crosswalk Laws: A Driver’s Guide

Crosswalk Laws: A Driver’s Guide

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson bringing awareness on Oregon’s crosswalk laws and how they keep pedestrians safe from injury.

Nursing Homes are Overmedicating Residents to Keep Them Docile

Nursing Homes are Overmedicating Residents to Keep Them Docile

“Our elderly parents, grandparents, and other loved ones should be treated with the utmost respect, yet too many nursing homes are cited with abuses that we don’t know about. This report from Human Rights Watch on over medicating is horrendous,” said Attorney Lara Johnson, who prosecutes elder abuse cases and served on the Oregon Governor’s Elder Abuse Prevention Workgroup.

New Laws That Protect Elders

New Laws That Protect Elders

House Bill 2205 expanded the list of mandatory reporters of elder abuse. Under the new law, public or private official mandatory reporters include attorneys, dentists, optometrists, and chiropractors.

Riding Lawnmowers and Child Safety

Riding Lawnmowers and Child Safety

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson bringing awareness to the child safety threat that riding lawnmowers and other home power equipment present.

Keep Your Brain in Check with the Brain Bucket Brigade

Keep Your Brain in Check with the Brain Bucket Brigade

Our law firm teamed with local shop Bicycle Way of Life to start the Brain Bucket Brigade. Every year, this program provides bike helmets to kids who might otherwise be unable to afford such a basic safety necessity.

CDC Pedestrian Safety

CDC Pedestrian Safety

In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. That’s about one death every 88 minutes

Keeping Riders and Drivers Safe on the Road

Keeping Riders and Drivers Safe on the Road

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing techniques and tips to keep motorcycles and cars safe on the roadways.

Crash Course: 4 Things TO DO After a Vehicle Collision

Crash Course: 4 Things TO DO After a Vehicle Collision

The time following a vehicle collision can feel overwhelming, but it’s important to remember several key things to make sure everybody is safe, and follow-ups go smoothly. Make sure you do these 4 things to cover your bases after a crash.

4 Things Not to Do in the Days and Weeks after a Crash

4 Things Not to Do in the Days and Weeks after a Crash

1. Your medical records are private and should not be shared.
2. You are under no obligation to help the other insurance company build its case against you.
3. Social media is the adverse insurance company’s best friend.
4. DO NOT accept any offer until you talk with an attorney who knows how to protect your rights.

6 Car Crash Facts You Need to Know

6 Car Crash Facts You Need to Know

1. The Law Favors Those Who Move Quickly
2. Investigation by qualified Attorneys Needed to Determine Fault
3. SOME Serious Injuries Don’t Show Up Immediately After A Collision
4. Don’t Fall for Insurance Companies’ “Get Quick Compensation” Offer
5. When to File a Lawsuit After Suffering Severe Injuries From A Car or Truck Collision
6. Car or Truck Accidents On The Job Can Go Beyond Workers’ Compensation

The Painful Side of Getting Your Head in the Game

The Painful Side of Getting Your Head in the Game

Concussions and brain injuries have been a hot topic in professional and college sports lately with the majority of attention focused on the dangers suffered by the men who play football. According to NCAA data, women’s sports account for five of the 10 college sports with the very highest concussion rates.

CDC Puts Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injury

CDC Puts Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injury

The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recent report, Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology and Rehabilitation, addresses the prevalence of TBI, outcomes of TBI, and effectiveness of current methods for rehabilitation.

Jenna’s Law Helps Prevent Permanent Brain Injury

Jenna’s Law Helps Prevent Permanent Brain Injury

After January 1, 2014, Jenna’s Law (Oregon Senate Bill 721) required sports leagues or non-school athletic teams to educate children over 12 and adults who are involved in their teams in recognizing and handling concussions.