[Study] Fourth of July Traffic Fatalities from 2013-2017

The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.  In fact, AAA estimated that nearly 40 million Americans took a road trip of 50 miles or more on Independence Day last year. However, with the increase in traffic and celebration comes a dramatic increase in fatal motor vehicle crashes…. read more

Who Is Liable for a Crosswalk Collision?

Car accidents involving pedestrians can be fatal. In any situation where an unprotected individual comes into contact with a moving vehicle, the pedestrian generally possesses the short end of the stick. This comes with moderate to severe injury, especially if an accident occurs at a busy intersection. Each state establishes their own laws regarding pedestrian… read more

What Are Some of the Most Common Safety Violations That Result in Commercial Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are not as common as car accidents, but they can pose greater danger to a car’s driver than a typical accident. Injured drivers involved in truck accidents can sustain severe injury because commercial trucks are much bigger and heavier than passenger vehicles. These differences result in dangerous collisions that could prove to be… read more

Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Premises Liability

When running a business, one of the most significant aspects of keeping the company afloat is maintaining a healthy, safe workforce. Though this might seem as simple as providing health insurance coverage, it requires much more oversight to keep employees safe. One aspect of employee safety some business owners might overlook is the actual property… read more

What Should I Do After a Fender Bender?

Not all car accidents reflect the horrible catastrophes that action movies and car accident PSAs portray. Some accidents are minor, causing minimal damage. In fact, many of these “fender bender” type situations occur at low speeds, like when backing out of a parking lot and rear-ending another car. Though minor accidents don’t cause as much… read more

What Should I Do Immediately Following a Hit and Run?

A hit-and-run is an incident in which one driver causes damage to another driver’s car, typically via collision and then immediately leaves the scene. Hit-and-run collisions occur when both drivers are present, or when only one driver is aware of the collision. For instance, a car that backs into you while reversing, then leaves, is… read more

Black Ice Safety Tips

Black ice is a thin coat of ice that covers roadways when the temperature is below freezing. It appears to be black only because it creates a clear, glassy coating that covers dark-colored roads – this gives it the appearance of being black. Black ice is created when rain/water falls on the roadway, or when… read more

What Are “No-Zones”?

“No-zones” refer to the blind spots that truck drivers experience while driving. Although most trucks possess a mirror system to enhance environmental visibility, these mirrors do not fill in all of the blind spots created by such large vehicles. Generally, blind spots exist within 20 feet of the front of the truck, and 200 feet… read more

What Are Oregon’s Move Over Laws and Driving Myths?

Oregon’s driving laws are in place to decrease the likelihood of car accidents and other dangerous situations. Regardless, some Oregon residents are under false impressions when (it comes to) what they think is appropriate driving behavior. Oregon’s Move Over Law Oregon established its Move Over Law (ORS 811.147) in response to the unnecessary volume of… read more

What Is Unjust Enrichment?

Unjust enrichment is one party profiting at the expense of another. Most unjust enrichment situations occur accidentally or by mistake. In these situations, however, the party that received the unjust enrichment has to pay restitution to the other party. Understanding the state laws surrounding this issue can help you know what to do if you… read more