Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

With more states legalizing recreational marijuana use, people worry that more drivers under the influence of pot will lead to an increase in traffic deaths. Researchers have studied the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana and it seems a bit hazy. The effects of driving while high on marijuana are slower decision making, decreased peripheral […]

Driving with a Hangover Could be as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

  Two studies by researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and University of the West of England in the UK presented a series of driving tests that mimicked highway driving. The individuals had an average of 10 alcoholic drinks the night before. The subjects did not have any alcohol present in their blood but […]

Super Bowl Sunday Can Be Fun AND Safe

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and to publicize the danger that alcohol has on a person physically, Oregon law enforcement are partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to publicize the dangers of drunk driving. The Insurance Information Institute has found that Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally the second deadliest alcohol-related traffic accident day […]

Recent Crash Reminds Us of the Dangers of Cell Phones

For those of you who haven’t been following this, talking on a cell phone while driving is worse than driving drunk. Don’t believe that? Well, here’s another recent example: Yesterday, a young woman driving along I-84 near Baker City, OR was distracted by her phone, and collided with the concrete barrier TWICE before crashing (and […]

Want to Save 1,800 Lives This Year? Lower the BAC Limit

Want to Save 1,800 Lives This Year? Lower the BAC Limit

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for states to reduce the legal blood alcohol content level from .08 to .05. When Australia dropped the legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving from .08 to .05, provinces there reported a drop in fatalities of 5% to 18%. Every state in the U.S. currently […]

Should a Drunk Driver Be Allowed to Sue the Bar That Overserved Her?

Should a Drunk Driver Be Allowed to Sue the Bar That Overserved Her?

The fearless lawyers at Pickett Dummigan brought an unusual lawsuit a while back regarding a drunk driving accident. They represent Ashley Schutz for extremely serious injuries that she received after she drank way too much alcohol and then caused a car crash. The suit is complex and has multiple defendants and causes of action, but […]

Six Months for Cracking Man’s Skull and Leaving Him to Bleed

I wrote about the hit-and-run that left Ryan Hendrix with a cracked skull and bleeding near the brain back on December 13, 2012. The driver who hit Mr. Hendrix as he was crossing the street was finally sentenced recently: to six months in jail, three years probation, and one year without a driver’s license. Ronald […]

Oregon Car Accident Laws Designed to Help Injury Victims

According to Oregon Car Accident Laws, Innocent Victims Deserve Fair and Just Compensation for Their Losses Driving while drunk in Oregon, or any state for that matter, is a criminal offense. In addition to being subject to penalties for the crime of drunk driving, if involved in an accident where injuries are sustained, the driver […]