Portland Personal Injury Blog

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs when you are involved in or witness a terrifying, usually life-threatening, event.  Severe anxiety, flashbacks, uncontrollable thoughts and nightmares are common symptoms of the illness.  While most people eventually adjust to the aftereffects of traumatic events, some people find their symptoms worsening over time.  Doctors are not able to pinpoint […]

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Hands-Free Voice Controls Increase Driver Distraction

A new study by AAA found voice-activated infotainment systems can pose more of a risk than talking on a cell phone while driving.  Researchers at the University of Utah conducted a test with 40 driver’s ages 18-40 in nine different scenarios with a voice-control system created just for the study.  The hands-free version they created […]

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How to Avoid Wildlife Collisions on the Road

Animals are forced to cross roads and highways in search of food, water, cover and mates placing them in danger of vehicles driving down the road.  The number one way to avoid collisions with wildlife while on the road is to slow down.  In Oregon, the majority of vehicle-wildlife crashes occur September through November.  A […]

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When do I need to hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

The skills and experience of a professional lawyer is worth the money in most cases.  Many claims involve complex legal rules, the severity of your injuries might cause compensation to differ from the norm or the insurance company is difficult to handle on your own.  Below is a list of types of injuries and accidents […]

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Driver Safety in Wet Road Conditions

With the rain starting to come back in Oregon, it is important to stay safe during the wet and rainy road conditions. To prepare for the weather, make sure you have windshield wipers that function properly to allow you maximum visibility while driving.  Make sure headlights, tail lights, brake lights and turn signals are all […]

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Railroad Crossing Safety Tips

A motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in one involving another motor vehicle. Keep these tips in mind next time you are around a railroad crossing to avoid an accident: Always yield the right-of-way to the train; they cannot yield to you. Never ignore warnings such […]

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