So the blog has written a lot about bicycle accidents. I've also covered a lot of bus accidents, sometimes being heavily critical of TriMet. Another important topic on which I've written is road rage and the dangers it presents.
Steal from the register at work and you're gone. We all know that. Drinking on the job? Bad news. Drinking on the job when your job is to drive your employer's car? Worse. But what about this? Studies are beginning to show that the number one cause of car accidents for employee drivers is distracted driving.
Most people, when they think about distracted driving car accidents think about texting and driving. Good. That's the way it should be. Texting and driving is by far the most prevalent and dangerous form of distracted driving, but it's not the only form of distracted driving.
My last entry was about FOMO and distracted driving car accidents, and while digging around for more distracted driving news, I came across a relevant story about a new program launched by AT&T.
If you are the parent of a teenager (or maybe you just watch too much TV), you've probably heard of FOMO. If not, allow me to explain what it is and why it might be contributing to car accidents on Oregon's roads.
This is the third entry in a series the blog is running on the basics of personal injury cases in Oregon and insurance claims. Today's topic is chatty folks at the scene of a car accident.
Last month, much was made of Portland City Council member Steve Novick's proposed street fee. While it hasn't been adopted yet, it might just be worth taking a second to look at the fee's potential impact on car accident and pedestrian accident prevention and minimization.
A few days back, I got on my soapbox (again) about uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Seems like I do it about once a year. What triggered the entry was a recent decision from the Oregon Supreme Court on exactly what the term "car accident" even means. Seems pretty basic, right? Well, leave it to the lawyers. Read on for a lesson on the meaning of a term you probably already thought you understood.
Most people get car insurance because they think they have to. They check it off a list because it's what they're supposed to do. How much do I have to pay, they ask their agent, and that's all they pay. They buy the minimum.
A few days ago, I posted a blog entry on the statistical effectiveness of various safety devices in car accident injury reduction, from the seat belt to the motorcycle helmet to the car seat. Let's just say, the evidence that it makes sense to wear a seat belt, for example, is pretty compelling.