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Pedestrian Injuries Reach Epidemic Levels: Speeding, Distracted Driving, and SUVs To Blame

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

Amidst ongoing concerns over COVID-19, there is another serious and potentially deadly public safety issue that is going largely ignored. Pedestrian injuries have risen dramatically over the past several years to the point of reaching epidemic levels. Experts claim that speeding, distracted driving,…

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Protests Combined With Phase 1 of Reopening Increase Pedestrian Accident Risks

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Pedestrian Accidents on June 9, 2020

During the summer months, people spend more time outdoors walking and enjoying local festivals, fairs, and other types of activities. As a result, pedestrian accidents are more common at this time of year. Currently, things in Portland are still far from what anyone…

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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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