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Bicyclist accident injury and fatality figures remain high

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on September 24, 2014

You undoubtedly recall that Bicycling magazine has in the past named Portland as America’s leading bicycle-friendly city. Though we are ranked number two this year (behind Minneapolis, Minnesota), our love of bicycling is as strong as ever.

Unfortunately, the numbers of deaths and injuries in bicycle…

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Arrivals of hyped high-tech gadgets is mixed news for motorists

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on September 15, 2014

Technology company announcements are these days greeted with fanfare once reserved for the crowning of queens or the ends of wars. When Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Google and others reveal new products, millions take to social media to comment. While there’s nothing wrong with any of that per se, there’s an…

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Danger for the youngest pedestrians of all

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on September 10, 2014

Regular readers will recall that just over a year ago, a car about 18 miles south of Portland swerved on to a sidewalk, striking two 13-year-old girls. The middle-schoolers were initially listed in critical condition, but slowly began recovery; the driver was later arrested for being under the influence of…

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