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Reducing Car Accident Risks Over Winter

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Car Accidents on January 17, 2020

Winter has officially arrived in Portland. Wet, rainy conditions have become the norm in recent weeks while the weather forecast warns of potential snowfall in areas surrounding the city. For residents accustomed to adverse weather at this time of year, it is still important to be aware of…

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New Bicycle Law in Portland Could Create Hazards At Intersections

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Bicycle Accidents on January 15, 2020

Intersections are one of the most common places for bicycle accidents to occur. Crashes and collisions can involve both motorists and pedestrians and leave victims with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. A new law was recently put into effect in Oregon that changes…

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Sleep Apnea Among Truckers Increases Truck Accident Risks

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

Driving a truck is hard, physically demanding work. Most truckers are on the road for long hours at a time, getting only a few days off here and there. Sleeping problems often result, which increases the risk of drowsy driving-related truck accidents. Sleep…

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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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Five Common Types of Car Accidents and How They Occur

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

2019 was a dangerous year for Portland residents in terms of car accidents and injuries. Serious and potentially life-threatening crashes happened on a regular basis, putting both drivers and their passengers at risk. To protect yourself in the year ahead, it…

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Freezing Fog and Low Visibility Results in Multi-Vehicle Truck Accident in Oregon

On behalf of The Johnston Law Firm, P.C. posted in Truck Accidents on December 23, 2019

Oregon highways and interstates run through diverse terrain. Weather conditions change rapidly on roads, making it dangerous for drivers. For those operating tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and other big rigs, rough road conditions and poor visibility can make truck accidents more likely to happen. Drivers…

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