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Why should pedestrians use reflectors?

When you have to walk home from school or a job, want to go for a run or bike at night or in the evening or early morning hours, it's important to make yourself as visible as possible. By becoming more visible, you reduce your risk of being involved in an accident. If you are, you can show that you took the precautions you needed to make yourself seen.

Fatal crashes keep police busy over the weekend in Oregon

When the weather gets rough in Portland, drivers need to take more care on the roads. Slowing down, using the right tires and even avoiding driving in the worst of weather conditions are all important steps to take to prevent injuries and deaths. For those impacted by dangerous or inexperienced drivers who drive recklessly, there are few options but to pursue compensation through insurance or by suing directly, for which legal advocacy can be essential.

Negligent drivers put pedestrians and cyclists at risk

Both cyclists and drivers must obey the rules of the road, which means both can be held accountable if they cause an accident. If you're hit by a car when you're riding a bicycle, the first point you'll need to prove to a court is that negligence contributed to the accident due to the driver's behavior. You will also need to identify whether or not you played a role in the accident with your own negligent acts.

Common kinds of personal injuries that can lead to claims

There are many kinds of personal injuries that you can file a claim for. For instance, if you suffer injuries because you were using a new bicycle that had faulty parts and fell apart when you were riding, then you could file a claim against the manufacturer. The manufacturer would be responsible for making sure the bike was safe before sale, and if a part was faulty, then that should have been caught before you suffered injuries.

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