A previous post on this blog warned Portland, Oregon, residents involved in a car accident not to ever agree with the other driver to settle the matter informally or accept the other driver's money, even if the payment seems generous.
Many people in Portland, Oregon, work at industrial sites or construction zones where there are literally lots of heavy moving parts. In addition to different types of vehicles and industrial equipment like forklifts, walls, heavy loads and other objects are commonplace at an industrial or construction Even mounds of dirt or debris, or, for that matter, open ditches, can give way and move suddenly and without warning.
Most residents of Oregon will have to deal with a car accident at one point or another. The state's Department of Transportation reports that in 2015 alone, over 55,000 car crashes occurred, resulting in over 41,000 injuries.
A major crash on Interstate 84, which is the main artery from Portland out to the eastern parts of this state, has left a woman dead. Nine other people were hurt in the multi-vehicle accident, and, initially, five victims were reported to be in serious condition.
Portland is known as a city that is very friendly to bicyclists. It was lots of bicycle pathways that cyclists can use while traveling alongside motor vehicle traffic, and it also has plenty of trails cyclists can enjoy. There are plenty of spots for bicyclists to park and lock their bikes, and some employers even offer incentives for their employees to ride their bikes to work.
Although some employers might suggest that an injured worker has to go to a doctor who is chosen by the employer's insurance company, an injured employee in fact has the right to choose his or her own doctor. The person's doctor need only be properly licensed to practice medicine in Oregon.