Recent Posts in Auto Accidents Category

  • Family of Cyclist Killed in Garbage Truck Accident Files $10 Million Lawsuit

    || 13-Oct-2017

    The family of the cyclist killed in a collision with a garbage truck filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the driver’s company. 41-year-old Tamar Monhait was riding north on Water Avenue, just north of the Hawthorne Bridge, when the garbage truck made a left turn into her path. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Monhait’s family by Paulson Coletti attorney John Coletti in Multnomah ...
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  • 2016 Was the Most Dangerous Year on American Roads to Date

    || 15-Nov-2016

    According to preliminary data from the National Safety Council, 2016 was the deadliest year on American roads to date. The previous number was 32,000 – that is, annual deaths caused by traffic crashes [1] . Preliminary data from the NSC is challenging that, suggesting that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 [2] . Compared to the previous year’s numbers, ...
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  • U.S. Leads Developed Countries in Car Crash Fatalities

    || 21-Sep-2016

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has the highest car crash death rate among other high-income countries. A CDC report revealed that the United States leads the way in total number of fatal car crashes among other developed, high-income countries like Canada and Germany [1] . Just how bad is the problem? According to the CDC, more than 32,000 ...
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  • How many people are killed in car accidents each year?

    || 13-Jul-2016

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s data [1] from 2015, the most current year for which data is available, there were 35,092 car accident deaths in the United States that year. That puts the national total at 10.9 deaths per 100,000 people. How does Oregon stack up? Compared to the national total of fatal crashes, Oregon is slightly higher. Oregon’s deaths per ...
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  • NE Portland Pileup Leaves 4 Injured

    || 11-Mar-2016

    Earlier this week, a car accident occurred in Northeast Portland involving three vehicles on the 13900 block of Northeast Glisan Street around 139 th Avenue. Preliminary investigations determined that just prior to 8:00 p.m., Driver 1 lost control of the 2002 Acura TL and collided with a 2008 Toyota Corolla, driven by Driver 2 with Passenger 1 in the vehicle as well. The Corolla then hit a 2005 ...
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  • 4 Things that Can Sabotage Your Car Accident Claim

    || 2-Mar-2016

    If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to cconsult legal counsel as soon as possible. This is crucial because a lawyer can help you avoid certain pitfalls that may sabotage your car accident claim. At Paulson Coletti, our Portland car accident lawyers aim to help you protect your rights if you have been injured in an auto accident. There are certain things you can do to ...
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  • Oregon Car Accident Leaves Man Dead

    || 20-Jan-2016

    On Tuesday, January 13, a man was killed in a two-car accident while traveling on Oregon 211 in Clackamas County. According to the reports, the deceased man, 77-year-old Robert Layton, and his passenger, Donna Layton, were traveling west on Oregon 211 when the collision happened. The passenger was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Emergency crews responded around 10:00 a.m. ...
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  • 7 Tips for Driving Safely in Winter Conditions

    || 1-Dec-2015

    It is evident that Portland and the rest of Oregon can experience harsh weather conditions throughout the winter. If you are someone who has to travel, this can make for a difficult obstacle. As if there were not enough dangers on the road, the addition of snow and ice can make things much more complicated when driving. It is important to understand what to do on the road and ways to avoid ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

    || 22-Oct-2015

    Every year, millions of people sustain a traumatic brain injury. Of this number, thousands die. One of the leading causes of TBI (17%) is motor vehicle accidents. It is all too common for a negligent driver to cause an accident resulting in an injury and when this happens to the brain, the outcome can be devastating. An individual who suffers from a traumatic brain injury can be left to deal with ...
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  • Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuits

    || 3-Jun-2015

    Were you injured by a defective Takata-made airbag? The Portland personal injury attorneys at Paulson Coletti are accepting cases for individuals who were injured by defective airbags manufactured by Takata. Approximately 34 million vehicles have been recalled thus far, making this the largest auto-related recall in history. Takata’s initial airbag recall was about half the size, affecting ...
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  • Why Cars Catch Fire After Accidents

    || 20-Apr-2015

    If you’ve ever wondered why some cars ignite after a collision, this article will explain the different factors involved in vehicle fires. 1. Crumple Zones Two sections of any given vehicle is designated the “crumple zone” – the front and rear. These are the two sections of a car that are most prone to “crumple” in the event of a car accident. Although most ...
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  • 6 Benefits of Calling an Accident Lawyer

    || 12-Mar-2015

    Were you involved in an auto accident? Are you suffering from pain and discomfort after a collision? If you were in a motor vehicle accident and the insurance company is pushing you to settle, we advise calling an accident lawyer. 1. They’ll Deal with the Insurance Company for You Insurance companies deal with multiple car accident claims every day. It is important to remember that insurance ...
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  • 100 People Involved in Baker City Pileup

    || 19-Jan-2015

    A pileup involving more than 20 vehicles, many of them big rigs, Saturday on Interstate 84 left at least a dozen people injured. The crash happened just before five in the morning, according to state transportation officials. Although roughly 100 people were involved in the pileup, everyone made it out alive and only about a dozen were injured. Injuries ranged from minor to critical. Most of the ...
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  • Complete Breakdown of Oregon's Auto Accident Statistics

    || 14-Jan-2015

    Most recent statistics indicate that there are nearly 150,000 car accidents in Oregon and Washington every year. By far, Multnomah County comprises the bulk of the accidents in Oregon with approximately 13,000 annually. Thousands of these accidents were the result of negligent, reckless, and careless driving. Below is a breakdown of Oregon's crash statistics by cause, location, and other ...
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  • Portland Car Accident Attorney Representation

    || 28-Oct-2014

    Our Portland, Oregon car accident attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience representing accident victims. We have these statistics on our website and wanted to share them again here on our blog so car accident victims had more educational information. According to national statistics, there are around 6 million auto wrecks per year, which results in close to 40,000 fatalities. Many ...
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  • Oregon news source, KGW.com reported that six workers at Sandy Farms in Sandy, Oregon were injured last month when their berry harvester rolled over on them. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) spokeswoman Melanie Mesaros stated in the article that Sandy Farms had other industrial accidents and OSHA violations in recent years. In October 2010, the farm reported an accident ...
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  • Portland Auto Accident Lawyers Share Statistics

    || 8-Aug-2014

    Car accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans age 6 to age 33. Oregon and Washington had 149,358 accidents in 2012; up 2.38 percent over 2011. Every hour, 273 people are injured or killed in car accidents. If you were injured in the state of Oregon or Washington and believe you have an auto injury case, keep one thing in mind: not all Oregon auto accident lawyers are experts. When ...
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  • Drunken drivers don't always act alone

    || 17-Aug-2011

    A wrongful death lawsuit names not only the drunken driver who killed the victim, Tessa Elizabeth Conradi, but two bars and a used-car dealership as well. The $7.1 million civil suit was filed by our own John Coletti on behalf of the victim’s husband, Walter Marrella. The suit holds responsible drunken driver Jesse Lee Ream as well as Darren’s Auto Sales, the used-car dealership that ...
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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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  • No Cell Phones Means NO CELL PHONES

    || 13-Jul-2010

    TriMet, Portland’s transit agency, is still reviewing safety policies in an attempt to improve safety. The agency was prompted to reevaluate its policies after a bus driver hit five pedestrians, killing two, in a late-night accident in April. Though the driver had not been using a cell phone at the time of the accident, cell phones have been at the center of other accidents involving buses ...
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  • Trimet Bus Safety Review Continues

    || 9-Jun-2010

    Since the April accident in which a TriMet bus driver struck and killed two and injured three, the transit agency has undergone a safety review. Conducted by K&J Safety and Security Consulting Services, an initial report was recently issued. The report pinpoints some areas for improvement, though it does commend TriMet for having better than average safety programs. The report recommends ...
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  • TriMet Tales, Continued

    || 28-May-2010

    TriMet continues its overview of safety procedures in the wake of the tragic bus accident that killed two and injured three others. So far the bus driver has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, and TriMet has implemented some changes to several bus routes. The agency has stated its belief that one of the primary factors in the April crash was the fact that the bus driver had made an illegal left ...
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  • The Dangers of Left Turns by Buses

    || 13-May-2010

    TriMet has been under increasing scrutiny after the recent left-turn bus accident that left two dead and three injured. The agency was initially hesitant to change bus routes to eliminate or decrease left turns but has since changed its tune and implemented changes to three of its downtown routes. There is plenty of evidence that left turns by buses are more dangerous than other turns. In fact, a ...
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  • Cell Phone-Chatting Cop + Poor Judgment = Bad News

    || 4-May-2010

    A wrongful death suit was filed against the State of Illinois in the Court of Claims that seeks damages of $46 million for the death of two sisters. The Uhl sisters, one 18 and one 13, were driving in a car when it was hit by an Illinois State Trooper who was traveling more than 100 miles per hour. In addition, the trooper was talking on his cell phone AND using the patrol car’s computer to ...
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  • Trimet Bus vs. Pedestrians

    || 27-Apr-2010

    A tragic accident involving a TriMet bus and five pedestrians resulted in two deaths and three injured. The accident occurred late Saturday night on April 24, 2010. Investigators are still piecing together what happened. What we know is an empty but in service TriMet bus was turning left from a one-way street onto a two-way street when it struck a group of five pedestrians who were crossing the ...
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