The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over 83,000 vehicle crashes and 1,000 fatalities a year are due to drowsy driving.  Many people recognize that drowsy driving is underreported as a main cause of car crashes. Sleepiness can increase the risk of auto crashes because it impairs performance and can ultimately lead to the […]

Who is Liable if your Child is Injured?

Who is Liable if your Child is Injured?

Many parents are not aware of who is liable for acts of their minor children. In most states the concept of parental responsibility applies to criminal and civil acts of the child.  State legislatures have confirmed that an innocent victim should not have the financial burden of property damage or medical expenses that results from […]

Twenty-six Percent of Car Wrecks Involve Cell Phones

  With all the warnings about talking or texting while driving, a new study shows the situation is actually getting worse. Cellphone usage is now an issue in 36% of all motor vehicle crashes according to an annual survey from the National Safety Council. The survey found that 21% of phone related crashes involve drivers […]

Oregon DUI Laws

Oregon DUI Laws

Oregon has some of the more strict laws when it comes to drinking and driving. In our state you can receive up to 1 year in jail for driving under the influence. The fine that you could receive is between $1,000 and $2,000. In Oregon, your licensed will be suspended for 1 year in most […]

Driving Safety on Black Ice

Driving Safety on Black Ice

With multiple crashes in Oregon this past weekend due to black ice on roads, we believe it is important to use extreme caution during icy conditions. Early mornings pose some of the greatest danger when driving in the dark on icy roads. Morning fog can reduce visibility making it harder to see ice on the […]

Google’s Driverless Car May be Bad for Personal Injury Lawyer’s Businesses

  Google’s self-driving car is looking for auto industry partners to bring the technology to market in the next five years. These driverless cars could possibly hurt personal injury lawyers and their businesses. Over the years, new innovations and technology have decreased the number of fatalities with safer cars on the roads. If human error […]

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 […]

What are the most common injuries from car accidents?

What are the most common injuries from car accidents?

More than 3 million people are injured each year in car accidents across the country. Injuries from accidents vary immensely due to the circumstances of the collision. Some injuries may resolve quickly with no medical treatment but other more serious injuries might become more permanent and result in physical disability. Some of the factors that […]