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Busy Tourist Season Increases Car Accident Risks In Portland

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Car Accidents, Crosswalk Injury, Pedestrian Accidents on June 3, 2021

Memorial Day through Labor Day is a time when many residents hit the roads, traveling to local destinations and taking advantage of the variety of events held in our area. It is also the time of year when tourists are more likely to visit. Unfortunately, in addition to creating serious…

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Oregon Department of Transportation Seeks Funding for Pedestrian Safety Improvements

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Car Accidents, Crosswalk Injury, Pedestrian Accidents on May 24, 2021

While walking is a great form of exercise, pedestrian accidents in Portland are unfortunately common. Indeed, over a three-year period in our city, there were 48 pedestrians killed. What’s more, even when pedestrians have the right of way, they are often hit by negligent drivers;

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String of Hit and Run Pedestrian Accidents In Portland Kills One, Leaves Five Others Injured

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on February 9, 2021

Pedestrian accidents in Portland happen on an unfortunately regular basis. With little to protect them in these crashes, injuries suffered by pedestrians are often severe. In the majority of cases, it is the reckless and negligent actions of drivers involved that are responsible. As they…

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To Prevent Pedestrian Accidents In Portland, Take Extra Precautions When Walking at Night

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on January 11, 2021

The Winter Solstice was on December 21, 2020. This represents a turning point when, after months of steadily increasing darkness, the sun slowly begins setting just a little later. Unfortunately, it will continue getting dark around dinner time until early in the spring, which in addition to impacting people’s moods…

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Sidewalk Obstructions a Common Hazard, Increase Portland Pedestrian Accident Risks

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

Many Portland residents rely on walking for recreational purposes, to stay physically fit, and as a primary means of transportation. The city has made major infrastructure improvements over the years to accommodate them and to prevent pedestrian accidents. In addition to more crosswalks, traffic signals, and other controls, there has…

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Places Where Pedestrian Accidents In Portland Are Most Likely To Happen

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on November 11, 2020

Traffic safety officials in Portland and across the state continue to be alarmed by the high rate of pedestrian accidents. Despite increased public awareness and coordinated efforts at improving infrastructure issues, the overall number of cases continues to climb. Knowing where pedestrian accidents…

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