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Can You Hold Other Drivers Accountable For Rock Chips in Your Windshield?

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Insurance on January 26, 2017

You are driving down the road, heading home from work or school, when suddenly a rock or piece of debris flies up from under the tires of the car in front of you and hits your windshield. If you are lucky, the damage is minor, with only a…

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Are Stop Signs In Parking Lots Legitimate In Oregon?

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Crosswalk Injury, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Portland on January 18, 2017

Obeying traffic rules and signals is a part of life if you want to avoid the costs of getting ticketed, as well as a potential driver’s license suspension. Beyond the fact that driving over the speed limit or running red lights is against the law, disregarding the rules…

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How To Handle An Accident On Private Property

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents, Property Damage on January 11, 2017

Despite the number of years you have been driving or your defensive driving skills, you may still find yourself involved in a crash or collision, either with another motorist or with stationary objects, such as guardrails or lampposts. One wrong turn on the road, and you could end…

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Are You Liable for Not Shoveling Your Sidewalk?

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Premises Liability on January 4, 2017

With the harshest months of winter ahead of us here in Portland, it is important to be prepared for frigid temperatures, freezing rain, and the potential for snow accumulations. Unfortunately, these types of conditions often lead to an increase in accidents and injuries. Icy, snow covered sidewalks and…

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