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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, […]

What you need to know about Oregon’s new distracted driving law
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

  Starting on October 1, 2017, Oregon’s new distracted driving law will go into effect. According to The Oregonian, the law prohibits drivers from using their phone or any mobile electronic device from any function that requires the driver to hold or touch the device. Prior to this law, Oregon statute contained a loophole that […]

County settles crash caused by speeding sheriff’s deputy for nearly $3 million
Friday, August 4th, 2017

Niagara County, New York settled the case of Glenn Annalora who died when his vehicle was struck by a speeding deputy sheriff for nearly $3 million. This settlement required the approval of the Niagara County Legislature, which voted unanimously this week to settle the case with the man’s widow. The county was liable because the […]

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 […]

Your teenager is a terrible driver
Friday, November 15th, 2013

Are you talking with your teenage driver about good driving habits and motor vehicle safety? National Teen Driver Safety Week forms for parents

Don’t text and drive – and don’t text a driver.
Friday, November 8th, 2013

If you are texting with someone behind the wheel, and you know they are driving, can you be held liable if they cause a car accident? A court in New Jersey ruled this week…

Most distracted driving deaths don’t involve cell phone use, study says
Friday, April 26th, 2013

Only 10% of motor vehicle accidents that result in a death are caused by distracted driving? A new study on 65000 fatal crashes from Erie Insurance

Why are Americans more distracted than Europeans?
Friday, March 29th, 2013

Why don’t Americans care as much about distracted driving as drunk driving? The cultural disparity between U.S. and Europe on safe driving

Block cellphone signals in cars to prevent distracted driving, researchers say
Thursday, March 21st, 2013

It’s an extreme idea. To reduce the growing distracted driving death toll, automatically disable cellphones in moving vehicles. Researchers publishing in the Journal of the American Medical Association are proposing that cars and trucks should be engineered so that any hand-held device is rendered inoperable when the vehicle is in motion. “Automobile and cell phone equipment […]

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, […]