Street Racing-Reckless Driving

In the state of Oregon reckless driving is defined as ” willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.” Oregon has a specific statute for a kind of reckless driving that is very dangerous, street racing. Statute 4511.251 states that when 2 cars start at the same point on a public road and speed … Read More

Snowmobile Accidents, Bend Oregon

Snowmobiles are a fun outdoor activity enjoyed by many during the winter time. They can also be dangerous. To drive a snowmobile in Bend Oregon you must take a safety training class if you are under 16 years and without a driver’s license. The safety class must be approved by the DMV.  After the safety … Read More

Road Rage Incidents

The incidents involving rage or anger at other drivers while driving has increased over the years, which can be a criminal act of assault. If a driver’s actions result in a “hit and run” that has a fatality or serious injury, that is a Class C felony. Some actions that could be characterized as road … Read More

Distracted Driving in Bend Oregon

Driving is complicated enough without adding unnecessary distractions to it. When drivers are eating, putting on makeup, looking at dashboard electronics and talking or texting on their cell phone, they are distracted from driving and it is very dangerous. In Bend Oregon as of 11/28/2010 there were 292 traffic fatalities and last year there were … Read More

Bicycle Accidents in Bend, Oregon

A bicyclist in Oregon should know that the law treats a bicycle as another vehicle on the road. This means that a bicycle rider has the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of automobiles. Some responsibilities of bicyclists are: • After dark the person must have a front bright light and a rear reflector. • … Read More

Head On Collisions

To be a driver in Oregon, you must have insurance according to ORS 806.010 and that insurance must include: * $25,000 per person for bodily injury * $50,000 per accident for bodily injury to others * $20,000 per crash for property damage The driver also needs to have Personal Injury Protection to include: * $15,000 … Read More

Have you or someone you love experienced a dog bite?

Oregon State Law and Bend City Ordinances on Dog Bites At the Oregon State Level: At the Oregon state level, when a dog bites another person, the dog owner can be held liable for the injury. The dog owner has a duty to properly restrain their dog and leave the dog with an appropriate caretaker … Read More