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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

Bills bills bills!
Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Health insurance companies and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) file liens against people injured in car accidents. A lawyer can help.

Older drivers at risk on the roads
Friday, August 31st, 2012

A recent car accident involving a very elderly man backing his car into a crowd of people, seriously injuring 4 children, has put a national spotlight on the issue of elderly drivers. By 2030, nearly 20% of the drivers on the road will be over the age of 65. Driver’s problems begin when cognitive or physical abilities […]

What is causing a big jump in traffic deaths in 2012?
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Traffic accident fatalities for the first quarter of 2012 are way up compared to 2011 – nearly 13.5%. That is approximately 7,630 people dead from as a result of motor vehicle crashes in the just first three months of the year.  The statistic that I found to be shocking?  More people  have died on U.S. […]

Playing “Rental Car Roulette”
Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Did you know rental car companies can rent you a recalled vehicle – and not even tell you?