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Daughter of actor Paul Walker settles lawsuit with Porsche
Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Meadow Walker, the daughter of late-actor Paul Walker, has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit she filed against Porsche over her father’s death in 2013 for an unspecified amount. The “Fast and Furious” actor’s father also settled his suit against the car manufacturer. Paul Walker was killed while riding as a passenger in a 2005 Carrera GT. […]

Texas couple awarded $42 million over faulty vehicle repairs
Monday, October 16th, 2017

On December 21, 2013, Matthew and Marcia Seebachans were traveling to visit family for the holidays when they were struck head-on by a pickup truck that had hydroplaned. Their 2010 Honda Fit caught on fire and the roof collapsed while the couple was trapped inside the car. Matthew’s feet were wedged beneath the driver’s pedals, […]

IF YOUR SPOUSE IS INJURED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. . . AND YOU ARE THE DRIVER
Friday, October 6th, 2017

If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a car crash as an innocent passenger, a driver in another car might be responsible. Sometimes, though, the passenger’s driver is responsible. In Oregon, if your spouse is a passenger in a motor vehicle in which you are the driver, and you cause a crash, […]

Mother suing over son’s alcohol-related fatal crash
Friday, September 29th, 2017

Yolanda Rook is suing multiple parties over the death of her 17-year-old son, Liam Maclachlan. Liam was killed while he was riding a motorized scooter in January of 2017 in Florida. According to the Palm Beach Post, Ms. Rook alleges that a 35-year-old man, Troy Fike, served her son alcohol on the night of his […]

Mother can sue son over Oregon car crash
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Shawnee Adams will be able to sue her son over a car crash that occurred while she was teaching him to drive when he was 15-years-old. They were driving along a rural highway outside of Woodburn, Oregon in 2012 when her son swerved off the highway, causing their Jeep to fall down an embankment and […]

Should our children’s school bus have seat belts?
Thursday, December 29th, 2016

In the wake of the Chattanooga school bus crash, should we consider installing seat belts on school buses?   Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a school bus crashed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing six elementary students and injuring over a dozen more. The school bus driver, Johnthony Walker, has been charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment […]

Man Hit and Killed By Truck, Police Arrest Wife: “We Believe That This Wasn’t an Accident”
Monday, March 21st, 2016

As personal injury attorneys, we see all different types of car crashes and automobile accidents. From distracted drivers texting on their way to work, to DUI suspects, colliding with oncoming traffic after driving while intoxicated. But Jennifer Ann Lowery’s case, as described by the Oregonian, where reckless driving may have potentially caused the death of her […]

A big factor in young driver’s crash risk: sleep
Friday, May 31st, 2013

There is a strong link between lack of sleep and car accidents for young drivers, according to a new study of 20,000 drivers ages 17-24.

Why Opting Out is a Bad Idea
Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Don’t make the mistake of opting out of PIP and UIM insurance coverage – if you are injured in a car accident, you may need it.

Generation Commute
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

More car accidents? Self-driving cars? How baby boomers retiring will affect commuting and road safety in the United States