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 […]

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 […]

Portland Transportation Goal to End City Traffic Fatalities by 2025

The new safety goal from Portland’s Director of Transportation is to end traffic fatalities in the next ten years.  Auto fatalities and death can be avoided but it is a collaborative effort to decrease the numbers.  The Bureau of Transportation released a 2-year work plan earlier this week.  Distracted driving and speeding are two of […]

What Evidence should you Gather for your Car Accident Case?

What Evidence should you Gather for your Car Accident Case?

After a car accident it is important to gather as much evidence as possible for your insurance claim or injury lawsuit. The more documentation to support your claim, the more likely you are to reach a settlement in your favor. Below are some of the important types of evidence to gather for your car accident […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]