Portland Bridges may get $33 Million for Cyclist/Pedestrian Upgrades by 2020

Some of Multnomah County’s busiest bridges crossing the Willamette River could see biking and walking upgrades within the next five years.  One of the new ideas for the Hawthorne Bridge would be to separate the bike and foot traffic area into possibly using one of the four auto lanes on the bridge deck. There is a […]

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Seven Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Accident Case

Mistake 1: Giving a statement to the other driver’s insurance company.  Giving them a statement will give the other insurance company more reasons to reduce the amount of money they will pay you. Mistake 2: Waiting to seek medical treatment, or not following your doctor’s orders.  A jury and insurance company are more likely to take […]

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Dark Streets Limit Visibility for Drivers and Pedestrians

  The past couple of weeks there have been several accidents involving pedestrians being hit by vehicles in the early morning or evenings when it is still dark out. Some of these crashes involved victims who did not survive. If you are walking at night make sure drivers can see you. Be visible and try […]

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Interactive Map Shows Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in Portland Area

Pedestrian and cyclist deaths have increased each year since 2009. Since these deaths were creating a big concern, federal officials launched and initiative in September to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety. Including Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark counties, pedestrian and cyclist deaths are matching the national upward trend. The graph below shows the number each […]

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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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