On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on July 22, 2014
Teenagers do it in cars. So do moms and dads. And so, too, do grandmothers and grandfathers, truckers and pizza delivery guys. It seems that anywhere you go in Portland, you can see people talking on their phones while driving.
There are other forms of distracted driving, of course. You might…
Continue reading Do not read this while driving
Tags: Car Accidents, distracted drivers
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. 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…
Continue reading Car accident prevention: cracking down on drunken drivers
Tags: Car Accidents, drunk drivers, fatalities, Oregon
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. 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…
Continue reading Truck safety scrutinized after Tracy Morgan crash
On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. 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…
Continue reading Seeing an SUV collide with an 18-wheeler is believing
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