How do you negotiate a personal injury settlement?

If you were injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you can be compensated for your losses. Determining the right value to settle your injury claim can be difficult. Before you begin the settlement process you must speak to a doctor to determine the type and extent of your injuries. This way you […]

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Bicycle Helmet Safety

Under the ORS 814.485 law, anyone under the age of 16 is required to wear a helmet when riding as an operator or rider of a bicycle on premises open to the public. The helmet must be labeled certifying they are compliant with the US CPSC standards. Bicycle helmet usage is not required by law […]

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City Planners are looking at $5 million safety improvements on 82nd Avenue

The Oregon Department of Transportation is looking to spend $5 million to improve pedestrian and driver safety at five major intersections on 82nd Avenue in East Portland. All of the 5 chosen intersections are ranked in the top 5% for the most dangerous in Oregon. The safety improvements will be added on the 7.3-mile stretch […]

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Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

With more states legalizing recreational marijuana use, people worry that more drivers under the influence of pot will lead to an increase in traffic deaths. Researchers have studied the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana and it seems a bit hazy. The effects of driving while high on marijuana are slower decision making, decreased peripheral […]

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Winter Driving Safety: How to Drive in Snow and Ice

The three key elements to safe winter driving is stay alert, slow down and stay in control. To prepare for winter weather, schedule a maintenance check-up for your vehicle to make sure everything is in working condition. Always have a sufficient amount of gas in your tank to avoid being stuck in a remote area […]

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