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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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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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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