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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 […]

Drivers – Secure Your Coupling Devices and Loads, and Allow for Increased Reaction Time as You Age
Thursday, July 13th, 2017

D’Amore Law Group, P.C. is frequently contacted following serious and tragic motor vehicle crashes. One such case that we are currently working on involves the death of our client’s husband and injuries she suffered due to a high-speed motor vehicle crash. Our client was travelling in the middle lane on a highway when a police […]

Following a number of airbag lawsuits, Takata files for bankruptcy
Friday, July 7th, 2017

Last week, Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan after being flooded with lawsuits and recall costs for its faulty airbag inflators. Takata airbags are linked to 180 injuries and 16 deaths. Takata airbags can become over-pressurized, causing them to rupture and propel pieces of metal into the cabin of a car. […]

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 […]

Changing the “Standard” Way of Thinking
Sunday, November 10th, 2013

A traffic engineer re-thinks the way streets and roads work in towns, dramatically decreasing car accidents and injuries, helping local businesses…

Safety vs. Privacy: the black box dilemma
Monday, August 12th, 2013

A black box in your car collects information about any automobile accidents – but who owns that data? Is it useful in preventing car crashes?

The real problem with red light cameras
Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Red light cameras in Beaverton, Oregon, issue thousands of tickets per year, and decrease car accidents – but they don’t solve the real problem…

New moms are more tired, more distracted – and in more car accidents
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

New mothers may be the most distracted drivers on the road, according to the results of a survey by Safe Kids Worldwide and American Baby. This isn't hard to imagine. New moms are exhausted, they’re turning around to attend to the baby in the backseat, and 78% admit to using their phones to text or call while driving. Worse, […]

Portland’s Pothole Problem
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

An audit of Portland’s street conditions and road management is surprisingly dramatic. The Portland Bureau of Transportation audit finds that the city has “not adequately protected the condition of street pavement…”, noting preventative maintenance has just not been a city priority. More than one-third of the city’s streets are in “poor condition” About 10% are in […]

Making Oregon teens better drivers
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

How has Oregon’s Graduated Driver’s Licensing Program worked? It’s made teenagers much better drivers – and made all of us safer.