Fewer Cars on the Road Does Not Mean Safer Driving During Covid-19

Traffic is down, dramatically, due to stay-at-home orders and other quarantine measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. You would think that means the roads are safer, but it has created its own problem. With less traffic and fewer traffic jams, drivers are being more careless. More are speeding and many just don’t feel the need to […]

How Hot Weather Contributes to Accidents, even if Travel is Light This Summer

In a study published in 2015, researchers found that crashes caused by driver performance factors, such as fatigue, distractions and driver error, increased in warmer weather and heat waves. A decrease in driver performance isn’t the only way that hot weather contributes to accidents. Hot weather can be bad for your car’s behavior too, causing […]

Bounce House Injuries – Who Pays?

Whether your child has been hurt in a bounce house accident or you are considering a bounce house party, you need to know who can be held liable for injuries or death in a bounce house accident. There are several factors that go into determining liability, including who was responsible for setting up the bounce […]

Protecting Yourself Before a Motorcycle Crash

Nobody wants to plan to be in a motorcycle accident, but the likelihood that you will be involved in a crash at some point certainly warrants taking some preparatory actions, just in case. Motorcycle injuries are often very serious and very expensive. Choosing the right type of insurance coverage now can make all the difference […]

Advanced Driver Assistance Tech Leads to Distracted Driving

You may have suspected that people using “autopilot” functions are more likely to engage in distracting activities while they are driving. If so, a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has confirmed your suspicion. Experienced users of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) were nearly twice as likely to drive distracted while they […]

Falls Down; Suicides, Overdoses and Equipment Deaths Up in 2018

Fatal Occupational Injuries The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2018. While the overall rate of fatal work injuries remained the same from 2017 to 2018, the nature of the injuries has changed. Transportation incidents are still the most common cause of fatal work injuries, with […]

I’m a Victim of Road Rage; What Can I Do?

The incidents of road rage on our nation’s highways and city streets seem to be skyrocketing as more and more drivers are distracted with their devices and the hustle and bustle of daily life. We all know that feeling when we feel we were very close to being in an accident due to another driver’s […]

How to Handle a “No Injury No Response” Car Accident

Any car accident is a stressful event, even when there is no serious injury. If you’ve been in a car accident recently in which no law enforcement or emergency medical services were needed, you’ve been in what is referred to as a “no injury, no response” car accident, but the stress and anxiety you’re feeling […]

Oregon Auto Insurance Rules

Oregon is one of the nation’s safer states to drive in, with a particularly low rate of alcohol-related fatalities and a high rate of auto insurance coverage. Nevertheless, when an accident does occur, insurance issues loom large, especially if the accident can be clearly identified as one party’s fault.  Following is an outline of Oregon’s […]