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How you can stay safe around livestock guardian dogs

If you encounter a large, off-leash dog while hiking, biking or camping, you may be in danger of getting bit. These dogs may be protecting a herd of nearby livestock and could treat you as a threat. Aggressive or territorial dogs can be frightening but there are steps you can take to stay safe.

Business law: Choosing the correct legal structure for a business

Forming a new business can be an exhilarating opportunity, but the process can also be complex by nature. Individuals in Oregon who wish to bring their ideas to life will likely need to consider multiple factors when deciding what route their business will take. Since choosing a legal structure can be one of the toughest decisions in starting a business, prospective entrepreneurs may find it beneficial to seek guidance from a business law attorney early in the process.

There are a variety of legal structures to choose from, and prospective business owners may need to consider several variables when picking the path that is right for them. For individuals who wish to start and run a company on their own, a sole proprietorship could be a viable option. If there are two or more individuals who wish to start a company together, a partnership might be a route worth considering.

Motor vehicle accidents: 4 injured in multiple-car collision

Just the thought of being involved in a collision is enough to set one's teeth on edge. Actually being in a crash can be far worse, as motor vehicle accidents have the potential to leave everyone involved with serious injuries. Four individuals were taken to a medical facility for treatment following a recent multiple-car collision involving a suspected drunk driver in Oregon.

Law enforcement agents advised that the accident took place at around 3:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations indicate that a man was driving his vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic when his vehicle suddenly struck another car before overturning and coming to a rest on its roof. The driver of a nearby truck was reportedly unable to avoid collision and struck one of the vehicles shortly thereafter.

Motor vehicle accidents: Collision injures 2, kills 1 in Oregon

There are a variety of scenarios in which a person could lose control of a car and drift into the wrong lane of traffic. When this occurs, the chances that motor vehicle accidents will take place increase exponentially, and the results of such a crash can be devastating. Two individuals are in the hospital and another person has died after a collision involving similar circumstances in Oregon.

The accident is said to have occurred at around 8:45 p.m. on a recent Thursday. According to reports, a woman was driving southbound when she suddenly drifted into the opposite lane and struck a nearby van. The drivers of both vehicles were taken to a medical facility for treatment of unknown injuries, while a passenger in the van was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash at intersection proves fatal

Failing to pay heed to traffic lights or signs upon approaching an intersection can be dangerous. Such a negligent action only increases the odds that a collision may occur, and motor vehicle accidents that take place at intersections can have disastrous consequences. A recent two-vehicle collision that took place at an intersection in Oregon has reportedly left one driver with severe injuries and claimed the life of another.

Authorities assert the accident happened at a local intersection on a recent Wednesday morning. For reasons still under investigation, the driver of a northbound car suddenly crashed into the side of a westbound vehicle. Police have advised the the driver of the car died at the scene of the accident, while the other driver was rushed to the hospital for medical care.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash involving trailer kills 1

Drivers who lack the necessary experience to know how to handle a trailer may find it difficult to control. Should a driver lose control while towing a trailer, the results can be devastating, and motor vehicle accidents involving similar circumstances can be dangerous. A recent collision in Oregon has left one driver with severe injuries and claimed the life of a 66-year-old woman.

The accident is said to have occurred on a recent Tuesday evening. Law enforcement agents say that the driver of a truck was towing a trailer full of hay when he suddenly lost control of it and struck two nearby vehicles. The driver of one of the vehicles suffered severe injuries and was transported to a medical facility for treatment, while the other driver was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash kills 1, injures several

Several individuals were injured and one person was killed in a recent multiple-vehicle collision that took place in Oregon. Chain reaction motor vehicle accidents can be devastating incidents that place the well-being of everyone nearby in harm's way. Those who lose someone close in such a collision may be left in search of answers, or even justice, but the process of pursuing restitution can be complex.

Law enforcement agents advised the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. For reasons unknown, the driver of an eastbound vehicle crossed into the wrong lane of traffic and struck the side of a nearby truck soon thereafter. Following the initial impact, the vehicle proceeded to strike an oncoming car head-on. A fourth vehicle was unable to stop in time to avoid collision and slammed into the rear of the first vehicle before coming to a halt.

How to protect your company against product liability claims

For companies that manufacture goods, creating a defective or dangerous product is a major concern. estimates about 34 million product-related injuries and deaths occur every year in the U.S. With the abundance of injuries, it is no wonder many businesses face product liability lawsuits. The results can be devastating for a company, with settlements costing millions of dollars.

You may be wondering what your company can do to prevent product liability claims. Here are four ways to protect your business.

Motor vehicle accidents: 5 injured, 1 killed in head-on crash

Operating a motor vehicle at excessive speeds is dangerous and can inhibit one's ability to react to certain driving scenarios substantially. Motor vehicle accidents that take place at high speeds can have catastrophic results, and those who encounter such negligence may find it nearly impossible to react in time to avoid a collision. A recent accident in Oregon left five individuals with injuries and claimed the life of a 25-year-old woman.

Law enforcement agents advised that the accident occurred at around 7 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations suggest that the driver of a westbound vehicle suddenly drifted through the median and into oncoming lanes of traffic. This vehicle proceeded to strike an oncoming car head-on soon thereafter.

Distraction remains a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents

In the brief moment it takes to read or write a text message, a vehicle can travel several hundred feet in an unknown direction. Unfortunately, this is only one of many actions that can take a portion of a driver's attention off the task at hand. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, and individuals in Oregon who encounter such negligence might find their safety could be placed in harm's way in the process.

While there are a multitude of acts that can divert one's attention off the road, distracted driving is typically broken down into three categories. One category pertains to manual distractions, which consists of any action that forces a driver to take one or both hands off the steering wheel, even if only for a moment. Such actions can include eating, changing the radio station or reaching for an item in the passenger seat.

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