Recent Crash Reminds Us of the Dangers of Cell Phones

For those of you who haven’t been following this, talking on a cell phone while driving is worse than driving drunk. Don’t believe that? Well, here’s another recent example: Yesterday, a young woman driving along I-84 near Baker City, OR was distracted by her phone, and collided with the concrete barrier TWICE before crashing (and […]

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Want to Save 1,800 Lives This Year? Lower the BAC Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for states to reduce the legal blood alcohol content level from .08 to .05. When Australia dropped the legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving from .08 to .05, provinces there reported a drop in fatalities of 5% to 18%. Every state in the U.S. currently […]

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Do Gaps in Treatment Lead to More Injury Trials?

One of the duties of a lawyer is to tell people the truth, even when it hurts. To tell people that their actions, however well-intentioned and justifiable, may have certain unfair consequences. No lawyer enjoys it, but it is part of our job. So don’t shoot the messenger. Let me give you an example of […]

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Portland Accident Lawyers are Familiar with Compound Fractures

Open Fracture Recovery Can Mean Extended Time Away from Work and Large Medical Bills Seen frequently in the aftermath of a car collision, open fractures (also referred to as compound fractures) that do not heal properly or become infected require a significant amount of medical treatment over an extended period of time—meaning such an injury […]

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Truck Accident Injuries are Prevented By Ban on Cell Phones

2013 Marks the Beginning of a National Hand-Held Phone Ban Regarding Interstate Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers As of January 3, 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a ban on the use of hand-held phones by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. With […]

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Typical Injuries from Truck Accidents

As truck accident lawyers, Shulman Dubois LLC can verify that truck accidents are among the most devastating of vehicle accidents, resulting in injuries and financial difficulties almost unimaginable. But, when a truck encounters a train, you are talking about an entirely different kind of devastation. Typical Injuries from Trucking Accidents With the many trucking regulations […]

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