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Statutes of Limitation

Statutes of Limitation

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury attorney Don Corson discussing how statutes of limitation work in a civil case and how acting quickly in such cases can make all the difference. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with...

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Personal Injury Cases Bring Change and Help Others

Personal Injury Cases Bring Change and Help Others

This segment of The Law and You explores how personal injury cases often not only bring justice to the injured person but also prompt changes that help others avoid the same pain and suffering. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene...

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Degree of Fault Is Critical

Degree of Fault Is Critical

This segment of The Law and You focuses on the evolution of the concept of liability or fault in determining who wins and for how much in civil justice cases. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, what happens...

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Know Your Rights in Working With Attorneys

Know Your Rights in Working With Attorneys

In this segment of The Law and You, personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson talks about how the Client-Attorney relationship is supposed to work. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, attorneys talk a lot about...

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Most Jurors Find the Experience Worthwhile

Most Jurors Find the Experience Worthwhile

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson talking about jury service. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, we all know that juries are important, but we often want to find...

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Calculation of Losses Not “Frivolous”

Calculation of Losses Not “Frivolous”

 This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson explaining why personal injury lawsuit claim amounts may sometimes seem large. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney, Lara Johnson. Lara, there...

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Criminal and Civil Cases: Finding Justice

Criminal and Civil Cases: Finding Justice

This segment of The Law and You explains the difference between criminal and civil justice systems, with examples of common cases in each system and their typical outcomes. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don,...

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Cases Create a Safer World

Cases Create a Safer World

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial attorney Don Corson discussing the role of the civil jury system in making our communities safer.  TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, you’ve seen...

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Arbitration Clauses

Arbitration Clauses

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing arbitration clauses.  A qualified, experienced attorney can help you protect your rights when dealing with arbitration clauses. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The...

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Braking Unsafe Trucking Companies

Braking Unsafe Trucking Companies

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing a national effort to reduce deaths and serious injury due to unsafe trucking practices.

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Driving While Drowsy

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving causes over 100,000 crashes per year, leaving 71,000 people injured and 1,500 dead. What many people do not realize is that lack of deep, restful sleep can impair the human brain as much as alcohol.

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Truck Collision Causes Blindness

Truck Collision Causes Blindness

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson speaking about a case where he helped Larry Woody, who went blind due to an collision caused by a truck.

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The “Silent Epidemic”of Brain Injuries

The “Silent Epidemic”of Brain Injuries

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson on the subject of the “silent epidemic” of brain injuries and their two major causes–motor vehicle collisions and falls.

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Preventable Propane Stove Explosion Kills Two at Home

Preventable Propane Stove Explosion Kills Two at Home

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing one of his firm’s wrongful death cases where a couple died in their home when an incorrectly-installed propane gas stove exploded. TRANSCRIPTJOEL: This is Joel Block for The...

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Going Beyond Workers Compensation

Going Beyond Workers Compensation

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing a case where a client he represented was not fully covered by workers compensation after an accident. If you have a case that you would like legal advice on, please contact us....

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Water Safety Laws on Oregon’s Rivers

Water Safety Laws on Oregon’s Rivers

This segment of The Law and You features Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson discussing the importance of life jackets in water safety. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, a few years ago, we talked...

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Can Liability Releases Hold Up In Court?

Can Liability Releases Hold Up In Court?

This segment of The Law and You addresses pre-printed liability releases found on the backs of tickets. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don Corson. Don, we’ve all been to events or activities where on the back of our ticket...

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Few Records Are Truly Private When You Are in Litigation

Few Records Are Truly Private When You Are in Litigation

This segment of The Law and You addresses the importance of having an experienced trial lawyer in personal injury litigation and making sure your attorney is aware of all your records. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Don...

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Case Brings Injured Worker Justice

Case Brings Injured Worker Justice

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Don Corson telling of a “third party case” he filed for an injured worker to hold a manufacturer responsible for the defective machinery that was responsible for the worker’s injury. TRANSCRIPT...

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Oregon’s Mental Health Care Act

Oregon’s Mental Health Care Act

This segment of The Law and You features personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing the new Oregon law that requires health insurance companies to provide stronger mental health coverage in their group plans. TRANSCRIPT JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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