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Why is drunk driving so dangerous?

Drunk driving is an unfortunately common occurrence in the United States. Many Oregon residents have been personally affected by car accidents caused by drunk drivers, with some having been involved in crashes themselves and others having lost loved ones to collisions caused by inebriated drivers. Drinking and driving is dangerous because of the effects that alcohol can have on the body. This post does not, however, provide any legal or medical advice.

Pleading negligence after a motor vehicle accident

Negligence is often the cause of personal injury accidents in Oregon. While some physical harm results from intentional and even criminal conduct, many of the car accidents, property incidents, and other types of injury-causing events happen because people fail to exercise reasonable care. Negligence happens when an individual does not act as a reasonable person would in their given circumstances and the situation that they are in.

Different injuries may result from motor vehicle accidents

Earlier this year, this Oregon personal injury legal blog provided its readers with a post on the injuries that victims can suffer when they are involved in rear-end collisions. This form of accident often results in neck and back injuries because victims may suffer strain when their heads are thrown forward on impact. However, any form of car accident can leave a victim with serious injuries and a long road to recovery.

What makes distracted driving dangerous?

There is no question that vehicles have become safer over time. When Portland residents reflect on the first cars that they ever drove, they may marvel at the basic features that they had to contend with. In an era where back-up cameras, lane departure warnings and vehicle assisted braking are the norm, drivers may feel more at ease when they get behind the wheels of their cars.

Protect your interests after a car accident

Car accidents happen all of the time, but despite the fact that they are common events, not all Portland residents may know what to do if they are hurt in such incidents. A vehicle collision can cause a great deal of damage to a person's physical health and financial stability. This post will offer some suggestions for what auto accident victims can do to in order to protect their legal rights and options for financial recovery.

Unusual car collision claims one man's life

Interstate 5 is a massive thoroughfare that crosses state borders and offers passage to thousands of people every year. It cuts through Oregon, coming down from Washington and passing into California at the state's southern edge. Because of its importance as a national route and its convenience for local drivers, it can be a busy and crowded interstate to drive on.

Child seriously injured in crash on Oregon highway

Driving is a difficult undertaking even when conditions are favorable. A person who operates a vehicle must pay attention to multiple mirrors, properly gauge their distance from traffic in front of them and manage the activity and passengers in their own automobile. When additional factors come into play, such as low light in the evening or unexpected roadway hazards, driving can get even tougher for an Oregon resident.

Possible injuries after a rear-end collision

Car accidents can be dangerous and damaging, and in many cases, victims are able to anticipate the collisions they will be involved in when they see other cars barreling toward them. However, in some accidents, victims may not have much warning that they are about to be injured. This post will touch on several of the injuries a victim of a rear-end collision may suffer, but readers are reminded that information contained herein is not to be read as medical or legal advice.

How negligence may cause a motor vehicle accident

Portland drivers are likely aware of just how dangerous it can be to drive while distracted or drunk. Local, state and national campaigns have highlighted the threats that these hazardous behaviors pose to individuals as well as others who they may encounter while out on the roads. A distracted or drunk driver is a threat to everyone who crosses their path because they are not fully focused on the important task of maintaining their vehicle.

Settlement may not be in your interests after a car accident

The first priority of any car accident victim should be attending to the physical trauma and harm that they suffered in their crash. As readers of this Portland-based personal injury blog know, the types and severity of injuries that victims of vehicle collisions can experience will vary greatly. While some victims may walk away from their accidents with minor bumps and bruises, others may have to fight for their lives to survive.

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