More Oregonians are Dying in Car Crashes this Year, Compared to 2014

More Oregonians are Dying in Car Crashes this Year, Compared to 2014

Oregon roads are more dangerous this year ending on September 23rd than last year. The state saw a 31% increase in traffic fatalities since the period the year before. This year there were 312 traffic fatalities as compared to 238 last year. Motorcycle deaths soared to a 15% increase to 46. Pedestrian accidents saw the […]

Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) After a Car Crash

Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) After a Car Crash

Many different things can cause PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and car crashes are a very common one. It is normal after a traumatic experience to feel frightened, overwhelmed, and in most cases these feelings go away with time and life returns to normal. Treating PTSD after a car crash can be just as important as […]

Portland Traffic Increased 6.3% Since Last Year

Portland Traffic Increased 6.3% Since Last Year

Portland highways are reaching and practically exceeding capacity making traffic even worse.  Traffic has increased 6.3% just this year. That increase is twice the national average and it is just getting worse. Each month the count of vehicles on the road increases and sets new records. With the economy growing and more people moving to Oregon, it […]

How many Uninsured Drivers are out there?

How many Uninsured Drivers are out there?

The Insurance Research Council conducted a study in 2009 that found about 10% of Oregon drivers (and one in seven drivers nationwide) were driving without insurance, and in January 2009 wrote “approximately one in six drivers across the United States may be driving uninsured in the coming years.” The study also found that when the […]

Portland Car Collision Attorney Talks about Accidents

Portland Car Collision Attorney Talks about Accidents

While accidents tend to be quite common in our society, not a lot of people understand what they should actually do once they are in one. Aside from the fact that you should get an attorney, there are a few other things that you will want to do right after an accident. Let’s take a […]

Forest Grove Police Officer’s Body Camera Captures Car Crash as it Happens

Troy Maslen with the Forest Grove Police Department was wearing a helmet-mounted camera that capture more than just a routine traffic stop on July 14th. Maslen had a driver pulled over while he heard a loud crash nearby at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Hawthorne Street. The camera shows the traffic lights on Hawthorne […]

Car Crash or Car Accident?

Car Crash or Car Accident?

Insurance companies love to talk about “accidents”, because that word implies that your injury was nobody’s fault.  Insurance company lawyers like to use the word “accident” because they hope the jury will start to believe that the “accident” was not anybody’s fault.  In reality, an “accident” is usually caused by someone who wasn’t paying attention. […]

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 […]