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

Increasing Oregon’s Wrongful Death Cap | Oregon Wrongful Death Lawyer

Breakdown of $8.7M Lawsuit | Portland Bus Crash Lawyers

A husband and wife from Oregon went to cross the street one July day in 2013. Sadly, they didn’t make it across. Both husband and wife were struck by a school bus. The husband sustained only minor injuries but the wife’s injuries were fatal. Now, her estate is filing an $8.7 million wrongful death lawsuit… read more

NY Giants Head Injury Donation | Football-Related Head Injury Lawsuits

New York Giants Chairman Steve Tisch just donated $1.2 million to NYC public high schools, all in the name of safety. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the donation would go toward helping high school football teams set up special programs to respond to head injuries. Football-related head injuries have made headlines of late, with… read more

Accidental Shooting: A Wrongful Death Case Possibility

Tragedy can strike anytime, as was underscored when a 26-year-old man was shot in NE Portland in June. The man was with friends when he was shot, and was still breathing when 911 was called. Taken to a nearby hospital, he died shortly thereafter. Although the shooting was deemed accidental, another man was charged with… read more

TriMet Tales, Continued | Portland Bus Accident Attorney

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… read more

Cell Phone-Chatting Cop + Poor Judgment = Bad News

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… read more

Shoot to Kill | Portland Personal Injury Attorney

Here in Portland, OR, there has been a lot of talk lately about the police force and how some officers handle themselves in confrontations with citizens. There have been a few shooting deaths here recently, and many citizens feel the police were too quick to fire their guns and that the deaths were avoidable. The… read more