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August 2019 Archives

Increase in fatal pedestrian crashes linked to SUVs

With the glimmer of fall approaching, residents in Oregon and other states across the nation are trying to soak up every last bit of summer. Although it is a time of year where many individuals spend time outdoors to enjoy the weather, the reality is that many people see the outdoors year-round because they primarily get around on foot. Whether one commutes on foot or is simply walking from their parked car to a building, store or residence, pedestrians frequently walk where vehicles are traveling. Thus, it is always imperative that both motorists and pedestrians remain aware of one another, with motorists driving cautiously around pedestrians.

We help injured workers secure workers' compensation benefits

For workers in Oregon and elsewhere, it can be extremely detrimental to miss work. While individuals can get sick and injured at work, requiring days off to recover, many of them suffer serious injuries that require extended leaves and ongoing medical care. This can be financially disruptive. The inability to work means the inability to make an income; thus, causing financial problems. An injured worker's financial stability can be even further shaken when medical bills begin to pile up. In these matters, workers' compensation can be an extremely valuable benefit.

Woman dies in fatal early morning crash in Portland

Whether it is during rush hour traffic or the late hours of the night, there are constantly risks associated with driving. For the most part, drivers are able to get from one destination to another with little to no issue. However, accidents are always a real possibility, especially when drivers are negligent because they are distracted, reckless, or intoxicated, which may have been the case in a recent wreck here in Portland.

What are major risk factors contributing to bicycle accidents?

Residents in Oregon and elsewhere often enjoy other means of transportation than motor vehicles. Whether a bicycle is used as a main source of transportation, for exercise, or mere enjoyment, they and their riders can be observed throughout the state. While it is commonplace to ride bikes, this activity does not come without any risks. Bicyclists often share the road with motor vehicles, and if a driver is not attentive or cautious around a bicyclist, then a serious and even fatal bicycle accident may occur.

Parents and distracted driving behaviors

Life can get busy, and our best mechanism to handle a full schedule is to multitask. While this can be an effective way to get through a busy day, it is not always the safe bet in all situations. Take driving, for example. This is an environment where multitasking does not thrive but rather creates dangers. When a driver is not completely focused on driving, this could create the risk of an accident occurring.

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