Steps to Follow After a Pedestrian Collision

When pedestrians get struck by a vehicle, they often sustain severe injuries. These initial accident scene can be chaotic, but there are certain steps that victims (or those around them) can take to help ensure not only the victim’s well-being but also the integrity of any Portland pedestrian accident claim that arises. Examine Injuries and… read more

Do the Police Have Jurisdiction Over Private Property Accidents?

The vast majority of vehicle accidents that occur must be reported to the police, but what about accidents that occur on private property? These incidents can result in challenges when determining liability, and an accident report completed by a law enforcement officer can help. Here, we want to review what authority the police have over… read more

What Car Defects Commonly Cause Injuries?

Our vehicles are complex pieces of machinery. All of a vehicle’s parts make up what is supposed to be a well-running entity, but when one or more parts are defective, drivers and passengers could sustain injuries. Here, we want to examine some of the vehicle defects that commonly cause injuries to occupants, as well as… read more

What Types of Bone Fractures Can a Car Accident Cause?

Fractured bones are one of the more serious injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident in Oregon and the surrounding areas. However, there are certain types of fractures that are more common than others in vehicle accidents. Here, we want to examine the types of bone fractures that a car accident… read more

Potential Lasting Effects of a Car Accident

Vehicle accidents are not uncommon, but they can lead to significant long-term effects on those involved. The potential long-lasting effects of a vehicle accident are often related to traumatic injuries and any disabilities a person sustains. However, it is just as important to recognize the potential long term emotional and psychological effects that a vehicle… read more

Long-Term Effects of Whiplash After a Car Crash

Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries that can occur as a result of a vehicle accident. This type of injury can occur anytime the neck or upper body is forced into a rapid back and forth or side-to-side movement, similar to the cracking of a whip. According to the Mayo Clinic,… read more

Did a Defective Airbag Cause My Injury?

Vehicle accidents often result in injuries, but sometimes these injuries are caused by the various safety devices used to prevent injuries. This can include airbags. Not all airbag injuries are the result of a defective airbag. Sometimes, individuals do sustain minor abrasions or contusions as a result of the deploying airbag when a crash occurs…. read more

How to Find Traffic Accident Reports in Oregon

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident, it is very likely that you are going to need the accident report to move forward with an insurance claim. Regardless of who was at-fault for the incident, the accident report is a crucial piece of the puzzle. Here, we want to… read more

Oregon Laws On Approaching a Yellow Traffic Light

Everyone intuitively knows that a yellow light means that they need to slow down. However, is that really what everybody does? Some people slow down, and some people speed up. But what is actually supposed to be done, according to Oregon law, when approaching a yellow traffic light? What the Yellow Light Means in Oregon… read more

Are Stop Signs In Parking Lots Legitimate In Oregon?

Stop signs are universal. When you see a stop sign, you know exactly what you are supposed to do when driving a vehicle. However, are stop signs inside of parking lots legitimate in the state of Oregon? Here, we want to understand the legality of stop signs in general as well as the stop signs… read more