Cameras would target speeding vehicles in Portland’s High Crash Corridors

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 […]

Who is at fault in a pedestrian-car accident?

Who is at fault in a pedestrian-car accident?

People always remember the old adage “the pedestrian has the right of way”, but that is not always true from a legal standpoint. If you see someone run across the road in the middle of traffic, your first instinct is to believe it is the pedestrian’s fault. Ultimately in a personal injury case, the jurors […]

Dark Streets Limit Visibility for Drivers and Pedestrians

  The past couple of weeks there have been several accidents involving pedestrians being hit by vehicles in the early morning or evenings when it is still dark out. Some of these crashes involved victims who did not survive. If you are walking at night make sure drivers can see you. Be visible and try […]

Interactive Map Shows Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths in Portland Area

Pedestrian and cyclist deaths have increased each year since 2009. Since these deaths were creating a big concern, federal officials launched and initiative in September to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety. Including Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark counties, pedestrian and cyclist deaths are matching the national upward trend. The graph below shows the number each […]

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 […]

Bicycle Accident Insurance Coverage

Date: July 24, 2014 Subject: Bicycle Accident Insurance Coverage It’s summertime again and while lots of people in Portland bike all year round, there are many more people biking or walking to work than usual thanks to the season. So I always like to remind everyone this time of year, there is a wonderful Oregon […]

Is it OK to Kill Cyclists…In Oregon?

Is it OK to Kill Cyclists…In Oregon?

  Amazing article by Daniel Duane in Sunday’s New York Times. Here’s how he starts: “Everyone who knows me knows that I love cycling and that I’m also completely freaked out by it.” With a start like that, you might not be surprised where he ends up: cycling is fun, but dangerous. His main point: […]