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Using a cellphone while driving or reading text messages behind the wheel can be deadly

Studies have shown that using a cellphone while driving or reading text messages behind the wheel can be deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration driver distraction was a factor in 12% of vehicle crashes in 2004. By 2008 the figure had risen to just over 16%. Despite these results, 26% of drivers […]

Personal Injury Lawyer Articles


Art Stevens to be honored at the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Convention in August 2010

Art Stevens is set to receive The Doug Swanson Workers’ Compensation Award, which is awarded by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association at their annual Convention. For two decades Stevens has tirelessly represented hundreds of injured and disabled Oregonians whose claims have been denied or improperly processed by a well-funded insurance industry. Born in Idaho, Stevens […]

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The Treating Doc’s Opinion Is Key To Social Security Disability

As the treating physician, your opinion is vital to your patient’s Social Security disability claim. In fact, it may have “controlling weight” in determining the outcome of the claim. Under a 1996 policy ruling (SSR [Social Security Ruling] 96-2p), a treating physician’s medical opinion which is well-supported and not inconsistent with other substantial evidence in […]

Social Security Disability Lawyer Articles

Is your patient disabled due to major Joint Dysfunction?

Comprehensive Reporting for Social Security Disability Evaluation Purposes “Major joint dysfunction” is disabling under the Social Security regulations, if certain criteria are met. (20 CFR Pt. 404, Subpt. P, App. 1, 1.02) Major joint dysfunction must be characterized by gross anatomical deformity (such as subluxation, contracture, bony or fibrous ankylosis, instability, etc.) and chronic joint […]

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