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Vision Zero Sees Success in Other Countries, Despite Problems in Portland

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on January 8, 2020

Pedestrian accidents are a common problem in Portland and in cities around the world. In an effort to address the issue and stop the upward trend of traffic violence, the Vision Zero plan was created. It includes a strategy that addresses underlying causes contributing to…

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Dos and Don’ts To Prevent Pedestrian Injuries When Walking at Night

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on December 6, 2019

The high rate of pedestrian accidents and injuries in Portland over the course of 2019 have public safety officials concerned. Efforts among law enforcement at apprehending reckless drivers and Infrastructure improvements, such as more sidewalks and traffic signals, are important but have failed…

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Pedestrian Accidents in Vancouver: Know Your Risks

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on November 21, 2019

Increases in traffic congestion and the costs associated with operating a motor vehicle have prompted cities throughout Oregon and Washington State to become more ‘walkable’. Infrastructure improvements have worked to make certain neighborhoods in Vancouver more pedestrian-friendly.  However, there are still plenty of dangerous locations throughout the city…

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Fewer Daylight Hours Results in Greater Risks for Pedestrian Accidents in Portland 

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Portland on November 7, 2019

After setting our clocks back to end daylight savings time, darkness falls in Portland as early as 5:00 p.m.  At this hour, many people are still coming home from work or school while others are headed out to dinner, running errands, or engaging in their favorite hobbies and…

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In Aftermath of Fatal Bike Accident in Vancouver, Follow These Safety Tips to Keep Your Child Safe

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Bicycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Vancouver on October 23, 2019

Children love riding bikes. From an early age, they learn that two wheels (or three, in the case of tricycles) provide hours of fun and a way to quickly get them where they want to go. Depending on where you live in Vancouver, by the time they hit…

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As Portland Pedestrian Accident Rate Continues to Climb, Know Your Risks

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Portland on October 8, 2019

2019 has been devastating for Portland in terms of pedestrian accidents. The number of people killed during the first two-thirds of the year already equals more than in 2018 and there are still three more months to go. While city planners grapple with…

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