Pedestrian Safety Beacons Added to East Portland Intersections

Pedestrian Safety Beacons Added to East Portland Intersections

As part of the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on Portland’s roads, 24 new rapid flash beacons will be added to intersections. The rapid flash beacons are installed to improve safety for pedestrians crossing busy Portland streets. Two have been installed so far at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Skidmore Street, and […]

Having the Right UIM Coverage Makes a Difference

Having the Right UIM Coverage Makes a Difference

In Oregon, every driver is required to have at least $25,000 in UIM (underinsured motorist coverage).  If you injury is worth $300,000, but the person who caused your injury only has $25,000 of insurance, then you could get stuck with just getting $25,000 unless you have good UIM.  If the at-fault driver’s insurance limits will […]

Risks of Motorcycle Riding

Risks of Motorcycle Riding

  Motorcycle riding can be much riskier than riding in a car.Motorcycles are smaller and lighter than cars and the riders are much more exposed. Motorcycle accidents have a higher rate of injury and death than car accidents. Some of the main risks of motorcycle riding are: Less visibility to cars: Motorcycles can be easily […]

Preserving Evidence & Documenting Damages

Preserving Evidence & Documenting Damages

If you are in a car crash that causes over $1,500 in damage to any vehicle, or causes any injuries, you are required to fill out a DMV report.  Keep a copy for your records, as the DMV will not give you a copy later.  You are also required to inform law enforcement about your […]

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

With the Fourth of July coming up, everyone gets excited about fireworks.  Fireworks are a fun way to celebrate but can also be very dangerous.  It is important to be safe when handling fireworks and make sure others around you are also being safe to avoid accidents and injury. Below are some recommended safety tips […]