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Sleeping on the Job – Trucks & Tragedy

April 30, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Semi-trailer trucks are some of the biggest vehicles on the road. These trucks are very useful at transporting goods around the country and they play a big role in keeping our economy growing. However, the sheer weight and size of a semi-truck makes it incredibly dangerous on the road. The average semi-truck weighs 80,000 lbs., […]

McDreamy’s Medical Malpractice Case

April 24, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Written by Ron K. Cheng WARNING- SPOILERS AHEAD The first thing I do in the morning is read the news and find out what is going on in the world. This morning, I was surprised to learn about the death of a fictional doctor and the impact it had on thousands of Americans who followed […]

Did you really want the judge to see that? – The Law and Social Media

April 22, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Authored by Roselyn Moore* *Roselyn Moore (“Rose”) is a legal assistant at Pickett Dummigan LLP. She’s been working in the legal industry for about ten years and assists our attorneys with all aspects of a lawsuit, including going through and requesting discovery. Rose is often the first person to see how social media can impact […]

Airbags that blow up and blow it.

April 21, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

The Takata airbag recall is expanding. For those who have not been keeping up with the news, some of the airbags found in Nissan vehicles have been exploding in the faces of the people they are meant to protect. Instead of creating a cushion to reduce the force of impact, these airbags shoot metal shrapnel […]

A “Double Whammy” – When you’re involved in more than one car crash.

April 16, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Things are bad enough when you’re involved in one car accident. It gets even worse when you’re involved in two within a short amount of time. The situation is complex and confusing and can spiral out of control if you are not prepared. For example: your own insurance policy may not be able to cover […]

Haciendo trabajar a la gente hasta su muerte

April 13, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Un nuevo estudio publicado la semana pasada por el Departamento de Negocios y Servicios al Consumidor de Oregon (“DCBS – DNSC”) muestra que los números de fatalidades en Oregon están subiendo de manera constante. 31 casos de fatalidad laboral fueron reportados en 2014, el mayor número de muertes en los últimos a 5 años. Un […]

Oregon legislature is considering more resources to protect the elderly.

April 9, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

by Kristen West McCall This term, the Oregon legislature is considering applying more public support to help fight elder abuse in the criminal arena. The proposal would allow a shift in funding for the Oregon Department of Justice to create a full time position to help state criminal prosecutors bring charges against perpetrators of elder […]