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How Coronavirus Pandemic Can Increase Your Pedestrian Accident Risks

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on April 6, 2020

Weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing has brought about massive changes in Portland. With schools and businesses closed, residents are staying at home to reduce the chances for community spread. While traffic is greatly reduced in the city and surrounding neighborhoods, there are still plenty of people…

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Study Sheds Light on Psychological Factors That Contribute to Pedestrian Accidents

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on March 4, 2020

Many Portland residents rely on walking as an inexpensive form of transportation and for the health and environmental benefits it offers. While our area has a reputation as being a ‘walker-friendly’ city, the fact is that a disturbing number of pedestrian accidents in…

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The Three Groups Most at Risk for Pedestrian Accidents In Portland

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on February 5, 2020

Pedestrian accidents in Portland have steadily increased over the past few years. This is despite the targeted efforts of law enforcement to apprehend reckless drivers who put pedestrians at risk and public safety improvements designed to improve traffic conditions. For residents, it is important 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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