Oregon Jury Awards $1 Million in Punitive Damages for Slip and Fall

An 84-year old man was awarded approximately $1.6 million in a slip and fall lawsuit against a supermarket, $1 million of which was for punitive damages. The case stemmed from an incident in December 2014 when the plaintiff slipped on spilt liquid laundry detergent while walking along one of the aisles of the supermarket. Cause […]

Distracted Driving Auto Accidents on the Rise in Oregon

Traffic crashes continue to be a leading cause of death in the state of Oregon, which reported around 495 deaths due to auto accidents in 2016. While alcohol and speeding account for many of motor vehicle fatalities, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) said that distracted driving, particularly by using mobile phones is increasingly a […]

Deadly Auto Accidents Increase in Oregon

Recently released data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that 35,092 people died in auto accidents last year, 7.2% higher than in 2014. Among all the US cities that experienced large surges in fatal auto accidents, Portland, Oregon had the highest increase, with 71.7% more traffic fatalities. Common Factors in Auto Accidents […]

Deadly Motorcycle Accidents Rise in Oregon

Motorcycles enjoy immense popularity as a fast, exciting, and inexpensive way to travel in and around Oregon. But without a car’s safety features such as seat belts, air bags, and safety design, motorcycles pose serious risks of fatal and severe injuries to riders in a road crash. Growing Fatal Motorcycle Accidents 2014 data obtained at […]

Portland’s Third Fatal Bicycle Accident in 10 Years

Another bicycle accident recently claimed the life of a female rider in Southeast Portland. The accident happened at the intersection of SE 82nd and Flavel, considered a high crash corridor where previous road crashes resulted in 2 prior fatalities and 8 serious injuries between 2005 and 2014. Police are still investigating the cause of the […]