Portland Personal Injury Blog

Fall Conditions Driver Safety

October means a 15-20%  increase in accidents on the roads.  With the weather conditions changing, the first few rainy days make the roads extra slippery.  Oil on the road and falling leaves are important to watch out for.  Make sure to drive carefully to avoid accidents in these wet conditions.  

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Back to School Safety

With children traveling to and from school starting this month, it is important to keep an eye out for them while driving.  The accident rates with children as pedestrians or bicyclists tend to go up during back-to-school and we want to make sure Oregonians are safe during this time of year.  

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How to Take a Dog Bite Case to Small Claims Court

Many dog-bite disputes never make it court due to negotiations between the injured person and the dog owner or insurance company.  If you were injured by a dog, there are a few different options you have to take the case to court.  Small claims court is typically recommended because in most states you can sue […]

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Safety Changes Coming to North Williams Avenue

North Williams Avenue will be seeing new safety changes to make it more bike and pedestrian friendly.  Four-thousand bicyclists use it everyday along with 8,000 cars, trucks and buses. New changes include a much wider lane for just bikes on the left and one motor vehicle traffic lane on the right. Bicyclists agree it will […]

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What to Do if You Get into an Accident in a Parking Lot

People tend to be multi-tasking and not paying attention to where they are going in parking lots. There are many issues that arise in a parking lot accident and it is important to be able to deal with them to protect your interests.  Below are some tips on what to do if you find yourself […]

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How to Choose the Right Witness for Your Accident Claim

Having the right witness can make or break your accident claim.  The presence of third party witnesses and their credibility is crucial to your claim. One of the first questions the insurance company will ask about filing a claim is if there were any witnesses present besides the drivers.  The insurance adjuster will want to […]

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Driving with a Hangover Could be as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

Two studies by researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and University of the West of England in the UK presented a series of driving tests that mimicked highway driving. The individuals had an average of 10 alcoholic drinks the night before. The subjects did not have any alcohol present in their blood but still […]

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