On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on May 22, 2014
An Oregon woman was driving east on U.S. 20 recently when she lost control of her Ford Focus on the wet pavement. The car hit a guardrail and then swung into the opposite lane where it slammed into a Honda Accord going west. The Accord was then struck on the…
Continue reading One killed, seven injured in Oregon car accident
Tags: Car Accidents, Oregon
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. 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.
Continue reading To reduce truck accidents, U.S. to mandate speed limiters
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. 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…
Continue reading Fatal pedestrian accident near Portland
Tags: fatalities, Oregon, wrongful death
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. 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…
Continue reading Recommendations to reduce truck accident injuries and fatalities
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on March 25, 2014
Portland is well known as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation. Unfortunately, our reputation as a pedestrian-friendly place is not quite as stellar.
Recent hit-and-run pedestrian accidents in Portland and Vancouver have jarred local residents. Hopefully, area motorists will…
Continue reading Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run car accident
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on March 14, 2014
One of the most dangerous weapons around is a motor vehicle going down a highway with an intoxicated driver behind the wheel. The odds of a car accident rise exponentially when the person putting the key in the ignition is drunk or high.
That appears to be…
Continue reading Were Oregon accident injuries caused by intoxicated driver?
Tags: Car Accidents