Blog Posts in December, 2010

  • Texting and driving still don't mix

    || 21-Dec-2010

    An article in the Insurance Journal indicates that texting bans are not adding to a decline in accidents due to distracted drivers. In fact, a study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) found an increase in auto crashes (or at least in insurance claims due to car accidents) in four states after texting bans were implemented. The four states were California, Louisiana, Minnesota, and ...
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  • Drunk driver sues employer

    || 17-Dec-2010

    A young woman who became a quadriplegic as a result of a car accident in which she was driving while intoxicated is suing her employer and the restaurant where she drank for $18.7 million. The 26-year-old had been out for drinks and food at La Costita restaurant with her boss and coworkers, and her company, O’Brien Constructors, footed the bill. The group’s outing took place after work ...
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  • We’ve all probably had run-ins with a distracted driver talking on a cell phone or fiddling with a radio or what have you, but a run-in with a distracted police officer driving a police vehicle? That would be rare. Unfortunately for an 80-year-old Portland woman, such a thing was not rare. The Ethiopian immigrant was crossing the street when she was struck by a police car. The officer had ...
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