On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on July 2, 2014
Picnics with family and friends, ocean getaways, softball games and grilling: they’re all going to be part of the coming Fourth of July three-day weekend. Another annual ritual will also be in evidence, as law enforcement agencies across Oregon do their best to prevent car…
Car accident prevention: cracking down on drunken drivers
Tags: Car Accidents, drunk drivers, fatalities, Oregon
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on June 18, 2014
It was riding on the cutting edge of truck safety technology. Yet the Wal-Mart rig that rammed the chauffeur-driven van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and friends last week still killed a man and nearly took Morgan’s life as well.
Portland fans of the comic have undoubtedly been relieved in recent days…
Truck safety scrutinized after Tracy Morgan crash
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on June 5, 2014
Any Portland resident who has driven on Interstate 5 has probably wondered what would happen to them if their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler. It’s not a thought many would care to linger on, but when you’re driving next to one of the big rigs, it might be a…
Seeing an SUV collide with an 18-wheeler is believing
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on May 6, 2014
One of the first things a beginning driver learns is that speed kills. That is, the faster a person drives, the more difficult it becomes to stop quickly or maneuver safely. That fundamental lesson is about to be applied by the federal government’s Department of Transportation to the trucking industry.
To reduce truck accidents, U.S. to mandate speed limiters
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Car Accidents on April 22, 2014
An Oregon man not far from Portland was helping to unload a lawnmower on a recent weekday morning when he “stepped slightly out from behind the truck” and was hit by a passing SUV on a Forest Grove street.
According to a news report, a woman who was outside her home…
Fatal pedestrian accident near Portland
Tags: fatalities, Oregon, wrongful death
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, LLC posted in Truck Accidents on April 10, 2014
As everyone who has driven Portland’s interstate highways knows, the most dangerous vehicles are the fast-moving tractor-trailers. They are difficult to maneuver and hard to stop. And when the behemoths are involved in accidents with cars, it’s the occupants of the smaller vehicles who…
Recommendations to reduce truck accident injuries and fatalities