How to Choose the Right Witness for Your Accident Claim

How to Choose the Right Witness for Your Accident Claim

Having the right witness can make or break your accident claim.  The presence of third party witnesses and their credibility is crucial to your claim. One of the first questions the insurance company will ask about filing a claim is if there were any witnesses present besides the drivers.  The insurance adjuster will want to […]

Do I Need a Portland Personal Injury Lawyer?

It’s a universal dilemma, and one that thousands of Oregon motorists have asked themselves after being injured because of another road user’s negligence: “Do I really need a Portland personal injury lawyer to look after my claim?” What kind of answer would you expect to receive on an injury attorney’s blog? Well, it may shock […]

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 […]

Testifying for HB 2542: A Small Step Toward Preventing Hit-and-Run Accidents

Drowsy Drivers Responsible for Up to 33% of Fatal Car Accidents

According to a 2013 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, one in twenty-four drivers in the US stated that they recently fell asleep while they were driving—an alarming statistic. Even more alarming is that according to the same study, health officials believe that the one in twenty-four figure could be higher because many drivers aren’t […]

Congestion During Rush Hour Means Need for More Car Accident Injury Lawyers

Portland Ranks 6th in Most Congested Cities During Rush Hour Not a statistic to aspire to, Portland ranked sixth in a recent national study of the most traffic congested cities in the US. According to the Associated Press as reported by KGWN News, commuters throughout the country are rising to the challenge of increased traffic […]

Bus Trip Turns Tragic, Warrants Vehicle Accident Investigation

Bus Trip Turns Tragic, Warrants Vehicle Accident Investigation

According to CBS News and an Associated Press report, on Sunday, February 3, 2013, a busload of travelers headed back to Tijuana, Mexico after a day trip of skiing at Big Bear found themselves in the midst of a catastrophic accident when their tour bus driver lost control of the tour bus, rear-ended a sedan […]

Weather-Related Accident Highlights Need for Caution

Recently, in a sad turn of events, two Vancouver, Washington, residents lost their lives, and another was injured, when they were involved in a weather-related accident on Highway 97 in Portland.  According to police reports, all three were in the same vehicle when the crash occurred just north of Redmond.  The Oregon State Police stated […]