What are the Dangers of Driving with a Hangover?
Posted on September 12, 2019 in Auto Accidents
Most people understand that driving drunk is dangerous and is a common cause of traffic injuries and fatalities. What many people fail to realize is that the effects of drinking and driving do not always wear off after the buzz is over with. Driving while hungover is also dangerous and can lead to serious incidents…. read more
What are My Options if the Insurance Company Won’t Pay?
Posted on September 10, 2019 in Auto Accidents
When you file an insurance claim after a car accident, you may not be ready for the hassle that comes with making the claim. Even if the process is complicated, you fully expect to receive a payment to cover your losses. Regardless of whether you are filing a claim with your insurance company or with… read more
Does Auto Insurance Cover Drunk Driving in Oregon and Washington?
Posted on September 3, 2019 in Auto Accidents
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous to everyone on the roadway. Law enforcement officers in both Oregon and Washington take drunk driving seriously. Those caught doing so can face severe penalties, including jail time and fines. However, many people wonder if drunk driving is also covered by auto insurance. What happens if… read more
What Should I do After an Accident in a Rental Car?
Posted on July 10, 2019 in Auto Accidents
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
Posted on June 24, 2019 in Auto Accidents
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?
Posted on June 6, 2019 in Auto Accidents
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?
Posted on May 27, 2019 in Auto Accidents
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?
Posted on May 13, 2019 in Auto Accidents
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
Posted on April 16, 2019 in Auto Accidents
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
Posted on October 13, 2017 in Auto Accidents,Bicycle Accidents,Our Blog,Truck Accidents
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