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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.