How Various BAC Levels Affect your Driving

How Various BAC Levels Affect your Driving

Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually. About one-third of the drunk driving arrests, crashes, deaths and injuries come from repeat offenders. All states have a legal limit of .08% BAC (blood alcohol concentration) for drivers over the age of 21 operating a motor vehicle. It is illegal for any […]

The Basics of Liability Insurance

The Basics of Liability Insurance

Every driver in Oregon is required to have liability insurance.  Liability insurance is meant to protect you if you are legally responsible for an automobile accident. If you are driving and hurt someone else, your liability insurance will provide you with a lawyer, and will pay the injured person whatever amount he or she is […]

Oregon State Study Shows New Distractions Teen Drivers Face

Oregon State Study Shows New Distractions Teen Drivers Face

A new study by Oregon State University found that teenage drivers in the Northwest understand the message about the dangers of texting and driving, but they don’t recognize other activities that can cause them to lose focus on the road. Teens believe they are great at multi-tasking but when behind the wheel, it can be […]

Oregon’s Deadliest Crashes Since 1946

In 1946, the Oregon Department of Transportation began keeping track of fatal traffic crashes. The Oregonian researched and verified the crashes making an interactive map of Oregon showing where the 47 deadliest motor-vehicle crashes occurred. The deadliest crash on I-5 in Oregon occurred December 23, 1965 when a Greyhound bus lost control on ice and 14 […]

The Basics of Auto Insurance Policies

The Basics of Auto Insurance Policies

If you’ve been in an accident, you will find yourself fielding calls, letters, and bills from multiple insurance companies. You may get confused, talking to the other driver’s insurance company, thinking it’s your own. It’s easy to make mistakes, and feel overwhelmed. We hope that laying out the different types of insurance will help you […]

Oregon Senate Passes Bill allowing Bicycles & Motorcycles to Run Red Lights

Oregon Senate Passes Bill allowing Bicycles & Motorcycles to Run Red Lights

Early last week the Oregon Senate unanimously approved SB 533, allowing a “bicyclist or motorcyclist to proceed at stop light under certain conditions.” The idea is not to have bicyclists just running red lights at every intersection but it is to bring relief to bikers who constantly find themselves at stop lights that won’t change. […]

The Personal Injury Process

The Personal Injury Process

Here is a checklist of some steps you’ll want to consider in settling your case. Please note, this is not a list of what we do. As lawyers, we are able to take advantage of the legal system to do things differently. This is a helpful checklist of items that we hope the average person […]

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