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Tactics Truck Companies Use to Deny Claims

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Truck Accidents on September 30, 2020

Considering the amount of goods and materials being delivered in Portland and the surrounding areas on a regular basis, it is not uncommon for motorists to encounter truck drivers on the road. As the massive size and weight of most big rigs provide a level of protection for…

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Oregon Truck Accidents Involving Pedestrians

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents, Truck Accidents on September 29, 2020

When driving a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or other types of big rigs, truckers typically experience reduced visibility. This makes it harder for them to see surrounding cars on the road. When it comes to pedestrians, truckers are likely to not even know they are there until it is too…

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The Role Mechanical Errors Play In Portland Truck Accidents

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Truck Accidents on September 28, 2020

The massive height and weight of semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other big rigs makes them harder to operate and to maintain. Traveling at speeds of 60 miles per hour plus, a simple mechanical error can have major ramifications. While mechanical issues are often not a primary cause of

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Ongoing Road Construction Projects Increase Oregon Truck Accident Risks

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Truck Accidents on August 31, 2020

Late summer is typically a busy time for road construction in Oregon. The pleasant weather provides a perfect opportunity for state and local governments to begin new projects, provide general upkeep, or make much needed repairs. At the same time, heavy traffic throughout the region creates hazards for…

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Alcohol Abuse Among Big Rig Drivers Increases Truck Accident Risks

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Drunk Driving, Truck Accidents on August 10, 2020

Truck driving is a demanding job. Some big rig drivers turn to alcohol to manage their stress, increasing the risk of truck accidents. Unfortunately, it is other motorists on the road who often suffer the most serious harm as a result. During the…

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