What Should I do After an Accident in a Rental Car?

People use rental cars for various reasons. Whether you are on vacation or a business trip, you need to understand what happens after a rental car accident. Today, we want to discuss the similarities and differences between a rental car accident and regular vehicles accidents. The last thing you should have to worry about when… read more

[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

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

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 You Should Know Before Buying a Car in Oregon

Purchasing a car is a large investment. As the buyer, you should do everything in your power to ensure the safety and success of this investment. Unfortunately, the car-buying process can be confusing, whether you are a first-time buyer or previous owner. The automotive dealer business involves a lot of opportunities for scams and bad… read more

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

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… read more

2016 Was the Most Dangerous Year on American Roads to Date

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… read more

U.S. Leads Developed Countries in Car Crash Fatalities

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… read more

How many people are killed in car accidents each year?

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… read more