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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, […]

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 […]

Revived concerns over safety of certain Jeep models following fatal crash
Friday, September 8th, 2017

  Vicki Hill from Ohio was driving to work in her 2007 Jeep Liberty when she was rear-ended at a stop light. The fuel from her vehicle caught fire and firefighters were unable to rescue her from her Jeep because of the strength of the flames. Hill died due to injuries sustained in the incident. […]

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. […]

Lawsuit filed against drunk driver
Friday, June 16th, 2017

  The husband of a woman killed in a drunk driving incident is now filing a civil case against the defendant following the closing of the criminal case. Rachel Townsend was driving in Coventry Township, Ohio, when Brandon Pheneger went around a curve at full speed. Pheneger hit the median, causing his truck to become […]

Common Sense, Negligence, and Comparative Fault
Saturday, May 27th, 2017

My fortune cookie last week contained the following observation, “Common sense is not so common.” As a personal injury attorney, this resonated with me because I see situations daily where someone’s failure to use common sense has harmed someone else. Small actions that may seem insignificant at the time, can lead to damaging and costly […]

Bad Faith Insurance Practices: How to Make Bad Insurers Pay in Excess of Policy Limits
Saturday, May 20th, 2017

This article will examine recovery of policy limits in excess of the policy limits against bad faith insurance companies. The (Oregon) Basics An Oregon auto policy[1] comes with three types of coverage, (1) Liability, (2) UM/UIM, and (3) PIP. 1. Liability Coverage This is auto insurance that pays for the other guy, if the wreck […]

Texting while driving may have caused deadly bus crash
Thursday, April 13th, 2017

A mini-bus filled with choir members from the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas was fatally struck when a distracted pickup truck-driver collided with them. The choir was returning from a three-day retreat. Jack Dillon Young, the driver of the pickup truck, admitted to texting while driving on the scene of the accident. The […]

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 […]